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Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Cessnock City, making up 16.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cessnock City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Cessnock City.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cessnock City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cessnock City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3532.42.23682.42.2-15
Mining5083.40.96834.41.0-175
Manufacturing1,2408.45.91,98912.88.5-749
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services640.40.9580.41.1+6
Construction8585.88.41,1827.67.3-324
Wholesale Trade1300.93.12571.74.5-127
Retail Trade1,83312.49.72,03713.110.4-204
Accommodation and Food Services2,43616.57.12,22414.36.7+212
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4553.14.74132.75.0+42
Information Media and Telecommunications490.32.2610.42.3-12
Financial and Insurance Services1210.85.01571.05.1-36
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2071.41.82301.51.6-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4733.28.14552.97.9+18
Administrative and Support Services4563.13.54252.73.3+31
Public Administration and Safety9706.65.97494.85.9+221
Education and Training1,3849.48.31,2658.17.9+119
Health Care and Social Assistance1,81212.312.51,66510.711.6+147
Arts and Recreation Services2411.61.52201.41.5+21
Other Services6364.33.77404.83.8-104
Industry not classified5613.84.73432.22.5+218
Total persons14,787100.0100.015,552100.0100.0-765

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cessnock City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,436 people or 16.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,833 people or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,812 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,081 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Cessnock City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (16.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Cessnock City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-749 local workers)
  • Construction (-324 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+221 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+218 local workers)

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