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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Coffs Harbour City, making up 18.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Coffs Harbour 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 Coffs Harbour 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).

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, Coffs Harbour 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
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5675.42.29503.52.2+617
Mining510.20.9440.21.0+7
Manufacturing9593.35.91,3565.08.5-397
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2320.80.92601.01.1-28
Construction2,1287.48.41,9887.37.3+140
Wholesale Trade5591.93.17222.64.5-163
Retail Trade3,78013.19.73,94114.410.4-161
Accommodation and Food Services2,8659.97.12,83310.46.7+32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0023.54.79503.55.0+52
Information Media and Telecommunications2951.02.23341.22.3-39
Financial and Insurance Services4741.65.06332.35.1-159
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5261.81.85241.91.6+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2874.58.11,2634.67.9+24
Administrative and Support Services8933.13.57302.73.3+163
Public Administration and Safety1,7536.15.91,6656.15.9+88
Education and Training2,6479.28.32,4418.97.9+206
Health Care and Social Assistance5,24918.212.54,54116.611.6+708
Arts and Recreation Services4391.51.54031.51.5+36
Other Services1,1594.03.71,1484.23.8+11
Industry not classified1,0133.54.75502.02.5+463

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: 5.4% Mining, Coffs Harbour City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: 0.8% Construction, Coffs Harbour City: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 1.9% Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: 9.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: 6.1% Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: 18.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.5% Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.0% Industry not classified, Coffs Harbour City: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: +617 Mining, Coffs Harbour City: +7 Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: -397 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: -28 Construction, Coffs Harbour City: +140 Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -163 Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -161 Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: +32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: +52 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: -39 Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: -159 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: +24 Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: +163 Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: +88 Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: +206 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: +708 Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: +36 Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: +11 Industry not classified, Coffs Harbour City: +463
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,249 local workers 18.2%)
  • Retail Trade (3,780 local workers 13.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,865 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,894 people in total or 41.2% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+708 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+617 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+463 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-397 local workers)

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