What has changed in the Cessnock LGA in 10 years? Part 3 of the latest Census

What has changed in Cessnock LGA in 10 years?

Pt 3 of the latest Census

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A glimpse at the 2016 census data for employment and types of jobs in comparison with the 2006 Census for Cessnock LGA.

 

Looking at the Census: ten year changes based on place of residence

 

Whilst local people are decreasingly employed in manufacturing, Cessnock LGA has followed national trends seeing growth in its residents employed across many service industries per the below graph:

 

Increasing population and lifestyle factors may be contributing to the region’s increase in demand for health and social services, education and construction jobs. Between the 2006 and 2016 census, Cessnock LGA experienced the following changes across residents’ employed by sector:

  • 37.7% increase in residents employed in Health Care and Social Assistance jobs (+713 jobs)
  • 49.5% increase in residents employed in Mining jobs (+684 jobs)
  • 39.1% increase in residents employed in Construction jobs (+509 jobs)
  • 28.6% increase in Accommodation and Food Services jobs (+490 jobs)
  • 78.2% increase in residents employed in Administration and Support Services jobs (+392 jobs)
  • 41.1% increase in residents employed in Education and Training jobs (+358 jobs)
  • 27.4% increase in residents employed in Other Services (+237 jobs)
  • 29.8% increase in residents employed in Public Administration and Safety jobs (+233 jobs)
  • 23.6% increase in residents employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical services (+141 jobs)
  • 46.3% increase in residents employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services jobs (+88 jobs)
  • 39.4% increase in residents employed in Arts and Recreation Services jobs (+71 jobs)
  • 31.9% decrease in residents employed in Manufacturing jobs (-809 jobs)
  • 23.0% decrease in residents employed in Wholesale Trades. (-124 jobs)

 

The Cessnock LGA’s residents also gained in higher education status with the following changes between 2006 and 2016:

 

  • 49.9% increase in residents with a Certificate Level qualification (+3,986 persons)
  • 72.9% increase in residents with an Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,180 persons)
  • 59.7% increase in residents with a Bachelor Degree (+929 persons)
  • 66.8% increase in residents with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate level (+139 persons)
  • 151.9% increase in residents with a Post Graduate Degree (+281 persons)
The following graph details the changes between 2006 and 2016, in residents employed by occupation:

 

  • 38.8% increase in the number of Community and Personal Service workers (+707 jobs)
  • 29.5% increase in number of Professionals (+555 jobs)
  • 23.1% increase in number of Clerical and Administration workers (+451 jobs)
  • 18.5% increase in number of Machinery Operators and Drivers (+444 jobs)
  • 15.0% increase in number of Labourers (+393 jobs)
  • 10.9% increase in Technicians and Trades workers (+382 jobs)
  • 22.8% increase in number of Managers (+364 jobs)
  • 17.6% increase in number of Sales workers (+329 jobs)

 

 

The full range of information will be updated on Council’s Economic Profile tool by Remplan.

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