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Population and other demographic data

Type of educational institutionattending

Central Coast Central Coast

2006

2011

Pre-School

5,973

6,538

Infants/Primary

26,416

25,548

Secondary

20,535

21,358

Technical or other

further education

institutions *

6,294

6,928

University and other

Tertiary institutions *

6,090

9,004

Other type of

educational

institution

1,606

1,808

Type of educational

institution not

stated

25,106

21,261

TOTAL

92,020

92,445

NOTE: * INCLUDES FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STUDENTS

Businesses operating on the Central Coast

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Counts of Central Coast businesses, including entries and

exits, June 2007 to June 2011 there were 22,047 businesses operating on the Central Coast as at June 2011.

It will be seen from the Table below that of the total 57% are non employing businesses indicating that

many would be sub-contractors. It will also be seen that almost all of the businesses, 96.5%, are in the

small business category.

Businesses by industrybyemployment size ranges, June 2011

Industry

Non-employing 1-4 5-19 20-199 200+

Total

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

455 98

58

3

0 614

Mining

24 21

3

3

0 51

Manufacturing

430 327 182

80

0 1,019

Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste

51 18

12

3

0 84

Construction

2,839 1,650 437

79

0 5,005

Wholesale Trade

339 229 131

31

0 730

Retail Trade

663 475 334 109

0 1,581

Accommodation and Food Services

218 226 238 139

9 830

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

669 375

79

18

0 1,141

Information Media and Telecommunications

144 61

18

9

0 232

Financial and Insurance Services

1,088 249

75

15

0 1,427

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

1,802 232 144

27

0 2,205

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

1,469 938 222

55

0 2,684

Administrative and Support Services

549 235 122

36

6 948

Public Administration and Safety

57 21

18

24

3 123

Education and Training

155 107

45

24

0 331

Health Care and Social Assistance

593 435 193

47

0 1,268

Arts and Recreation Services

221 62

21

33

0 337

Other Services

485 423 173

6

0 1,087

Not Classified

296 51

3

0

0

350

TOTAL

12,547 6,233 2,508 741

18 22,047

SOURCE: ABS BUREAU OF STATISTICS

Labour force

Census 2011 data shows that of the 251,489 persons

aged over 15 years on Census night, 140,700 were

in work or looking for work. This comprised 73,884

males and 66,816 females. The number of persons

unemployed was 9,609 while the number of persons

not in the labour force was 96,918 – made up of

39,032 males and 57,886 females.

On Census night 5,920 persons were working

from home.

According to the ABS Labour Force Survey for

February 2013 Quarter 2013, the number of people

in work was 153,400 which compares with the same

quarter in 2012 when the number was 142,700.

Unemployment was 8,900 or 5.5% for 2013

compared with 9,700 or 6.4% in 2012.

These statistics include Central Coast residents

who commute to Sydney or the Hunter region

each day for work. Anecdotally, it is estimated that

around 45,000 residents now commute. On this

basis it is estimated that 29.3% of those in work

actually commute.

Education

The Central Coast Ultimate Guide to Business

June 2015

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