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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Coffs Harbour City’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Coffs Harbour City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Coffs Harbour City, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Coffs Harbour City are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5545.22.11,0013.62.2+553
Mining1040.40.91020.41.0+2
Manufacturing1,0183.45.81,4325.18.4-414
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2240.80.92530.91.1-29
Construction2,9399.98.42,6619.57.3+278
Wholesale Trade5551.93.17382.64.4-183
Retail Trade3,63112.39.73,87513.810.3-244
Accommodation and Food Services2,8269.57.12,79410.06.7+32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0163.44.79923.54.9+24
Information Media and Telecommunications2831.02.23391.22.3-56
Financial and Insurance Services4881.64.96112.25.0-123
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5071.71.85201.91.6-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3224.58.11,2824.67.9+40
Administrative and Support Services1,0263.53.58543.13.3+172
Public Administration and Safety1,7826.06.01,7246.26.1+58
Education and Training2,6258.98.42,4048.67.9+221
Health Care and Social Assistance5,01616.912.54,28915.311.6+727
Arts and Recreation Services4321.51.54111.51.5+21
Other Services1,1543.93.71,1454.13.7+9
Industry not classified1,1133.84.75662.02.5+547

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% 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: 5.2% Mining, Coffs Harbour City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: 0.8% Construction, Coffs Harbour City: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 1.9% Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: 3.4% 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: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: 6.0% Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: 16.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.5% Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: 3.9% Industry not classified, Coffs Harbour City: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: +553 Mining, Coffs Harbour City: +2 Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: -414 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: -29 Construction, Coffs Harbour City: +278 Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -183 Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -244 Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: +32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: +24 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: -56 Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: -123 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: +40 Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: +172 Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: +58 Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: +221 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: +727 Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: +21 Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: +9 Industry not classified, Coffs Harbour City: +547
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,016 people or 16.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,631 people or 12.3%)
  • Construction (2,939 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,586 people in total or 39.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+727 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+553 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+547 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-414 resident workforce)

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