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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

1,021 people or 19.5% of the Gunnedah Shire's local resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Gunnedah Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers5,234100.0100.04,683100.0100.0+551
Males2,90955.653.42,60755.754.0+302
Females2,32544.446.62,07644.346.0+249
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years83516.014.570815.115.8+127
25 - 54 years3,21061.367.73,03364.868.9+177
55 - 64 years91217.414.472015.412.7+192
65 years and over2775.33.42224.72.6+55
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing88316.92.285218.22.7+31
Retail trade5149.810.348110.311.1+33
Health care and social assistance4949.411.64309.210.5+64
Top three occupations--------------
Managers1,00719.213.31,02421.9---17
Labourers69413.38.771315.2---19
Technicians and trades workers66412.713.257212.2--+92
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger3,60868.962.93,00364.162.3+605
Public transport170.313.6220.512.3-5
Bicycle00.01.400.01.20
Walked only2725.24.13056.54.4-33
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,32863.664.03,03364.864.6+295
Part time1,59930.629.91,33928.629.0+260
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree64712.427.950310.723.9+144
Advanced diploma or diploma3747.110.53297.09.6+45
Certificate level1,52329.122.21,21325.921.8+310
No qualifications2,43146.434.82,32649.738.8+105
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5991,88035.927.9--------
$600 to $1,2492,05039.239.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 78915.119.8--------
$2,000 or more 3757.211.1--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English841.622.6511.120.0+33
Has broadband internet access at home3,83173.282.41,49631.953.5+2,335
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,89936.333.51,61434.532.6+285

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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