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Employment by industry (Total)

In Coffs Harbour City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,467 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Coffs Harbour City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Coffs Harbour City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Coffs Harbour City's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Coffs Harbour City2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,3217.12.31,1863.82.4+1,136
Mining1000.31.1600.21.1+40
Manufacturing1,4344.47.01,5194.98.6-85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3511.11.14491.41.3-98
Construction2,6118.08.02,7498.87.8-138
Wholesale Trade1,0633.33.59813.24.4+82
Retail Trade4,13312.79.94,82315.510.1-690
Accommodation and Food Services3,1399.77.22,8829.36.9+257
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2043.75.21,3854.55.4-181
Information Media and Telecommunications3521.12.54001.32.7-49
Financial and Insurance Services4911.55.17152.35.1-224
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6161.91.95471.81.8+69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5244.78.71,3574.48.1+167
Administrative and Support Services1,0933.43.69563.13.4+137
Public Administration and Safety1,8345.65.92,0466.66.0-211
Education and Training2,8068.68.62,6448.57.9+163
Health Care and Social Assistance5,46716.812.74,51314.511.2+954
Arts and Recreation Services5141.61.85601.81.7-46
Other Services1,4504.53.81,3234.34.0+127

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: 7.1% Mining, Coffs Harbour City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: 4.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.1% Construction, Coffs Harbour City: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 3.3% Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: 9.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: 5.6% Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.6% Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: +1,136 Mining, Coffs Harbour City: +40 Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: -85 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: -98 Construction, Coffs Harbour City: -138 Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: +82 Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -690 Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: +257 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: -181 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: -49 Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: -224 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: +69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: +167 Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: +137 Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: -211 Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: +163 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: +954 Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: -46 Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: +127
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,467 people or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (4,133 people or 12.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,139 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,739 people in total or 39.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 7.2% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.1% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Coffs Harbour City increased by 1,410 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Coffs Harbour City were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,136 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+954 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-690 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+257 local workers)

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