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Gosford City

Industry sector of employment

More Gosford City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Gosford City’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
Gosford City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5060.70.45660.80.4-60
Mining2800.40.21600.20.2+120
Manufacturing5,3897.68.55,6498.49.7-260
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8111.10.96791.00.8+132
Construction6,4869.17.16,0749.17.1+412
Wholesale trade2,4653.55.32,6083.95.6-143
Retail Trade8,29111.79.88,70113.010.5-410
Accommodation and Food Services4,8816.96.24,3176.56.0+564
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8734.05.32,7354.15.4+138
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7182.43.01,5852.43.0+133
Financial and Insurance Services2,5503.66.62,6584.06.4-108
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2461.81.81,3322.01.9-86
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,6686.69.64,0696.18.9+599
Administrative and Support Services2,4353.43.52,0273.03.4+408
Public Administration and Safety4,6206.55.64,2986.45.6+322
Education and Training5,5867.97.64,9697.47.2+617
Health Care and Social Assistance10,64315.010.99,15613.710.0+1,487
Arts and Recreation Services1,1271.61.69851.51.4+142
Other Services2,8664.03.72,7854.23.7+81
Inadequately described or not stated1,6202.32.61,5042.22.8+116

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, Gosford City: 0.7% Mining, Gosford City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gosford City: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: 1.1% Construction, Gosford City: 9.1% Wholesale trade, Gosford City: 3.5% Retail Trade, Gosford City: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: 6.5% Education and Training, Gosford City: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: 1.6% Other Services, Gosford City: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: 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, Gosford City: -60 Mining, Gosford City: +120 Manufacturing, Gosford City: -260 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: +132 Construction, Gosford City: +412 Wholesale trade, Gosford City: -143 Retail Trade, Gosford City: -410 Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: +564 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: +138 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +133 Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: -108 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: -86 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: +599 Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: +408 Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: +322 Education and Training, Gosford City: +617 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: +1,487 Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: +142 Other Services, Gosford City: +81 Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: +116
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 Gosford City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,643 people or 15.0%)
  • Retail Trade (8,291 people or 11.7%)
  • Construction (6,486 people or 9.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 25,420 people in total or 35.8% 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 Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (15.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (9.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (3.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gosford City increased by 4,204 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Gosford City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,487 persons)
  • Education and Training (+617 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+599 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+564 persons)

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