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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Gunnedah Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Gunnedah Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Gunnedah Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers97020.913.51,00223.914.0-32
Professionals63513.723.055913.421.7+76
Technicians and Trades Workers54411.713.247811.413.5+66
Community and Personal Service Workers4389.59.63488.38.6+90
Clerical and Administrative Workers54011.715.249211.815.7+48
Sales Workers4369.49.43698.89.8+67
Machinery Operators And Drivers47810.36.33307.96.3+148
Labourers56612.28.659614.29.3-30
Inadequately described or not stated270.61.1120.31.0+15

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.2% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.3% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.6% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.1% Managers, Gunnedah Shire: 20.9% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 11.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 11.7% Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire: 10.3% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: 12.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -32 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +76 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +66 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +90 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +48 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +67 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +148 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -30 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +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 in Gunnedah Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (970 local workers or 20.9%)
  • Professionals (635 local workers or 13.7%)
  • Labourers (566 local workers or 12.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,171 people in total or 46.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.5% as Managers; 23.0% as Professionals; and 8.6% as Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (20.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.7% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+148 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+90 local workers)
  • Professionals (+76 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+67 local workers)

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