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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Gunnedah Shire, making up 15.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gunnedah Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Gunnedah Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Gunnedah Shire 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing76415.72.2
Mining2274.70.9
Manufacturing2635.45.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services571.20.9
Construction2334.88.4
Wholesale Trade1402.93.1
Retail Trade4509.39.7
Accommodation and Food Services3787.87.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2214.64.7
Information Media and Telecommunications220.52.2
Financial and Insurance Services661.45.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services691.41.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1974.18.1
Administrative and Support Services1262.63.5
Public Administration and Safety2555.35.9
Education and Training4409.18.3
Health Care and Social Assistance50410.412.5
Arts and Recreation Services230.51.5
Other Services2535.23.7
Industry not classified1783.74.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: 15.7% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: 4.7% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 2.9% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: 5.3% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: 5.2% Industry not classified, Gunnedah Shire: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (764 local workers 15.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (504 local workers 10.4%)
  • Retail Trade (450 local workers 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,718 people in total or 35.4% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.7% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (4.7% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.0%)

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