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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force managers in the Gunnedah Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Gunnedah Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers1,01119.313.31,02021.813.6-9
Professionals66312.722.757912.421.2+84
Technicians and Trades Workers65712.613.257212.213.6+85
Community and Personal Service Workers4739.19.53908.38.6+83
Clerical and Administrative Workers53610.315.151010.915.4+26
Sales Workers4598.89.33878.39.7+72
Machinery Operators And Drivers64912.46.44449.56.4+205
Labourers69713.38.771615.39.5-19
Inadequately described or not stated801.51.8651.41.9+15

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.3% Professionals, New South Wales: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.1% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.4% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Gunnedah Shire: 19.3% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: 12.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 9.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 10.3% Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire: 12.4% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: 13.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Gunnedah Shire: -9 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: +84 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +85 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +83 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +26 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +72 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire: +205 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: -19 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Gunnedah Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,011 people or 19.3%)
  • Labourers (697 people or 13.3%)
  • Professionals (663 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,371 people in total or 45.4% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Managers; 8.7% in Labourers; and 22.7% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (19.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (12.7% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.3% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Gunnedah Shire increased by 542 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Gunnedah Shire were for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+205 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+85 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+84 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+83 local labour force)

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