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Central Coast Council area

Low income households - Occupation of employment

There were more people in low income households who worked as labourers in the Central Coast Council area than any other occupation.

The Central Coast Council area's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This topic is restricted to those counted in low income households in Central Coast Council area, with comparisons to the total population or low income households in the benchmark area.

The occupations of low income households may be similar to or quite different to those of the total population. In many cases it may be that lower incomes are correlated with lower skilled occupations (eg. labourers), however this is not always the case and in many parts of Australia, "blue-collar" occupations earn quite high incomes (eg. mining areas). If there appears to be no correlation between low skilled occupations and low incomes, it may be that low incomes are correlated with those not in the labour force (e.g. retirees, students, discouraged jobseekers) who are not included in this topic.

To build up the complete story, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Qualifications and Employment Status.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

People aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Occupation of employment
Central Coast Council area - Low income households20112006Change
OccupationNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Managers4807.211.53077.514.3+173
Professionals74211.210.73999.810.0+343
Technicians and Trades Workers93814.112.655313.512.3+385
Community and Personal Service Workers1,07216.214.257314.012.3+499
Clerical and Administrative Workers79812.011.046611.49.9+332
Sales Workers95214.412.569116.912.7+261
Machinery Operators And Drivers4176.37.22205.46.4+197
Labourers1,15817.517.080119.618.5+357
Inadequately described/Not stated731.13.2751.83.7-2

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

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 11.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 10.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 14.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 11.0% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 12.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 7.2% Labourers, New South Wales: 17.0% Inadequately described/Not stated, New South Wales: 3.2% Managers, Central Coast Council area: 7.2% Professionals, Central Coast Council area: 11.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: 16.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: 12.0% Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: 14.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Labourers, Central Coast Council area: 17.5% Inadequately described/Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Central Coast Council area: +173 Professionals, Central Coast Council area: +343 Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: +385 Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: +499 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: +332 Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: +261 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: +197 Labourers, Central Coast Council area: +357 Inadequately described/Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the people in low income households in Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,158 persons or 17.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,072 persons or 16.2%)
  • Sales Workers (952 persons or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,182 people in total or 48.0% of the employed people in low income households.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.0% in Labourers; 14.2% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 12.5% in Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by people in low income households of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (16.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (14.4% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (7.2% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in low income households in Central Coast Council area increased by 2,545 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of people in low income households between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+499 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+385 persons)
  • Labourers (+357 persons)
  • Professionals (+343 persons)

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