MidCoast Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the MidCoast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,224 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the MidCoast Council area. 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 the MidCoast Council area 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 the MidCoast Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
MidCoast Council area2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0996.02.11,7535.52.2+346
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4531.31.15501.71.0-97
Wholesale Trade5451.63.05011.63.4+44
Retail Trade3,86311.09.34,33813.59.6-475
Accommodation and Food Services2,9378.46.02,8378.96.9+100
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0763.15.11,1053.45.2-29
Information Media and Telecommunications2810.82.22950.92.4-14
Financial and Insurance Services4281.25.53821.24.8+46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5691.61.85201.61.7+49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3213.810.11,4054.49.4-84
Administrative and Support Services1,3293.83.31,2343.83.5+95
Public Administration and Safety1,4764.26.11,3074.15.7+169
Education and Training2,9848.58.63,0239.48.5-39
Health Care and Social Assistance7,22420.614.25,87818.313.1+1,346
Arts and Recreation Services4971.41.64591.41.7+39
Other Services1,7445.03.81,2153.83.7+529
Total industries35,138100.0100.032,052100.0100.0+3,086

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the MidCoast Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,224 people or 20.6%)
  • Construction (4,209 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,863 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 15,296 people in total or 43.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.9% in Construction and 9.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the MidCoast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (20.6% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the MidCoast Council area increased by 3,086 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,346 local workers)
  • Construction (+931 local workers)
  • Other Services (+529 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+346 local workers)

MidCoast Council

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