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Central Coast Council area

Industry sector of employment

More Central Coast Council area residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The Central Coast Council area’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Central Coast Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9110.70.41,0670.90.4-156
Mining7090.50.24150.30.2+294
Manufacturing11,4738.88.511,7299.79.7-256
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,8611.40.91,5141.30.8+347
Construction12,5889.67.111,6379.67.1+951
Wholesale trade4,5303.55.34,6633.95.6-133
Retail Trade16,42012.59.816,53713.710.5-117
Accommodation and Food Services9,4907.26.28,2406.86.0+1,250
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,6824.35.35,3614.45.4+321
Information Media and Telecommunications2,6002.03.02,4832.13.0+117
Financial and Insurance Services4,1353.26.64,1343.46.4+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1691.71.82,3311.91.9-162
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,1705.59.66,1485.18.9+1,022
Administrative and Support Services4,5153.43.53,6783.03.4+837
Public Administration and Safety8,3576.45.67,3956.15.6+962
Education and Training9,4127.27.68,3056.97.2+1,107
Health Care and Social Assistance18,61514.210.915,48612.810.0+3,129
Arts and Recreation Services1,9651.51.61,7231.41.4+242
Other Services5,3814.13.74,9814.13.7+400
Inadequately described or not stated3,0342.32.62,9672.52.8+67

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Construction, Greater Sydney: 7.1% Wholesale trade, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 0.7% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 9.6% Wholesale trade, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 12.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 6.4% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Central Coast Council area: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: -156 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +294 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -256 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: +347 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +951 Wholesale trade, Central Coast Council area: -133 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: -117 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +1,250 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: +321 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: +117 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: -162 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: +1,022 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +837 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: +962 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +1,107 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +3,129 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +242 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +400 Inadequately described or not stated, Central Coast Council area: +67
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,615 people or 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (16,420 people or 12.5%)
  • Construction (12,588 people or 9.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 47,623 people in total or 36.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Retail Trade; and 7.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (14.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central Coast Council area increased by 10,223 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,129 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,250 persons)
  • Education and Training (+1,107 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,022 persons)

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