MidCoast Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the MidCoast Council area'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 the MidCoast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the MidCoast Council area, 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 the MidCoast Council area 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
MidCoast Council area - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6604.92.01,6035.32.1+57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3631.11.04831.60.9-120
Wholesale Trade4881.42.84501.53.1+38
Retail Trade3,78311.19.03,78712.69.7-4
Accommodation and Food Services2,9898.86.22,7589.27.1+231
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1813.54.61,1333.84.7+48
Information Media and Telecommunications2140.61.82430.82.2-29
Financial and Insurance Services4961.55.34201.44.9+76
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5571.61.75281.81.8+29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2923.88.91,0933.68.1+199
Administrative and Support Services1,2773.83.21,0823.63.5+195
Public Administration and Safety1,5714.66.11,2804.36.0+291
Education and Training2,8488.48.72,4278.18.4+421
Health Care and Social Assistance6,60019.414.45,19117.312.5+1,409
Arts and Recreation Services4041.21.43731.21.5+31
Other Services1,2673.73.41,1753.93.7+92
Industry not classified1,4984.44.61,1733.94.7+325
Total Persons34,024100.0100.030,035100.0100.0+3,989

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the MidCoast Council area in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,600 people or 19.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,783 people or 11.1%)
  • Construction (3,477 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 13,860 people in total or 40.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 8.6% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.4% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the MidCoast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,409 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+631 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+421 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+325 resident workforce)

MidCoast Council

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