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Central Coast Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 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 will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating the Central Coast Council area's socio-economic status and skill base.

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Central Coast Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
14,30710.913.313,54111.213.2+766
Professionals
23,46817.925.520,21416.723.8+3,254
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers20,61615.712.219,28216.012.7+1,334
Community and Personal Service Workers
15,08011.58.812,58910.48.0+2,491
Clerical and Administrative Workers
19,14314.616.218,28415.116.7+859
Sales Workers
14,73511.29.014,16311.79.5+572
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8,0366.15.77,5196.26.0+517
map this data in atlas.idLabourers13,43110.37.313,10210.98.1+329
Inadequately described
2,1971.72.02,0041.72.1+193

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, Greater Sydney: 13.3% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 25.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 16.2% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Inadequately described, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Managers, Central Coast Council area: 10.9% Professionals, Central Coast Council area: 17.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: 14.6% Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Labourers, Central Coast Council area: 10.3% Inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: 1.7%
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 occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Central Coast Council area: +766 Professionals, Central Coast Council area: +3,254 Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: +1,334 Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: +2,491 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: +859 Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: +572 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: +517 Labourers, Central Coast Council area: +329 Inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: +193
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 occupations were:

  • Professionals (23,468 people or 17.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (20,616 people or 15.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19,143 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 63,227 people in total or 48.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 25.5% in Professionals; 12.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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 as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.3% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.9% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central Coast Council area increased by 10,315 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+3,254 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,491 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,334 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+859 persons)

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