Coffs Harbour City

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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Coffs Harbour City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5545.22.11,0013.32.1+553
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2240.80.92530.81.0-29
Wholesale Trade5551.93.17382.44.2-183
Retail Trade3,63112.39.73,87512.79.7-244
Accommodation and Food Services2,8269.57.12,7949.26.3+32
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0163.44.79923.24.6+24
Information Media and Telecommunications2831.02.23391.12.2-56
Financial and Insurance Services4881.64.96112.04.8-123
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5071.71.85201.71.5-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3224.58.11,2824.27.4+40
Administrative and Support Services1,0263.53.58542.83.1+172
Public Administration and Safety1,7826.06.01,7245.65.8+58
Education and Training2,6258.98.42,4047.97.5+221
Health Care and Social Assistance5,01616.912.54,28914.110.9+727
Arts and Recreation Services4321.51.54111.31.4+21
Other Services1,1543.93.71,1453.83.5+9
Industry not classified1,1133.84.75661.92.3+547
Total Persons29,615100.0100.027,993100.0100.0+1,622

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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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 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%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.2% compared to 2.1%)

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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