Cessnock City

Local workers - Key statistics

In Cessnock City 44.7% of the local workers are males and 55.3% are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Cessnock City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. Cessnock City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Cessnock City subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Cessnock City2016
Namenumber%. New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)14,793100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,60017.614.0
25 - 54 years9,16662.066.6
55 - 64 years2,40016.215.0
65 years and over6244.24.3
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services2,43616.57.1
Retail trade1,83312.49.7
Health care and social assistance1,81212.312.5
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers2,37416.010.4
Technicians and trades workers1,97413.312.7
Hours worked
Full time7,87253.263.1
Part time6,65345.034.9
Bachelor or higher degree2,50216.932.6
Advanced diploma or diploma1,51410.211.1
Certificate level4,63131.322.2
No qualifications5,68038.431.1
Individual Income
Less than $5003,67624.817.2
$500 -$1,7499,14861.860.8
$1,750 or more1,71511.620.5
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport690.516.0
Walked only3702.53.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,3739.332.8
Speaks a language other than English at home5473.726.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161551.06.0

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