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Central Coast Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers 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%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2006 to 2011
Managers1,14012.813.21,13613.513.9+4
Professionals1,36315.315.31,23914.714.3+124
Technicians and Trades Workers1,51817.015.71,43917.115.2+79
Community and Personal Service Workers96910.910.98139.69.5+156
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,03911.612.196011.412.3+79
Sales Workers8569.69.68039.59.6+53
Machinery Operators And Drivers7338.28.47719.18.8-38
Labourers1,17013.113.31,15113.714.8+19
Inadequately described1371.51.51151.41.5+22

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, Regional TAS: 13.2% Professionals, Regional TAS: 15.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional TAS: 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional TAS: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional TAS: 12.1% Sales Workers, Regional TAS: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional TAS: 8.4% Labourers, Regional TAS: 13.3% Inadequately described, Regional TAS: 1.5% Managers, Central Coast Council area: 12.8% Professionals, Central Coast Council area: 15.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: 17.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.6% Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: 8.2% Labourers, Central Coast Council area: 13.1% Inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: 1.5%
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: +4 Professionals, Central Coast Council area: +124 Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: +79 Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: +156 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: +79 Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: +53 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: -38 Labourers, Central Coast Council area: +19 Inadequately described, Central Coast Council area: +22
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:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,518 people or 17.0%)
  • Professionals (1,363 people or 15.3%)
  • Labourers (1,170 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,051 people in total or 45.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 15.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.3% in Professionals; and 13.3% in Labourers.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of the Central Coast Council area and Regional TAS was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.0% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central Coast Council area increased by 498 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:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+156 persons)
  • Professionals (+124 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+79 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+79 persons)

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