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Gunnedah Shire

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 4,636 local workers in the Gunnedah Shire, 4,152 or 89.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Gunnedah Shire's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the Gunnedah Shire.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the the Gunnedah Shire. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

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

Residential location of local workers by industry
Gunnedah Shire - All industries2011
Live and work in the area4,15289.6
Work in the area, but live outside48410.4

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 10.4% 89.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Gunnedah (A) 4,15289.6
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 1142.5
Narrabri (A) 811.7
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt B 611.3
Liverpool Plains (A) 521.1
Warrumbungle Shire (A) 310.7
Fairfield (C) - East 140.3
Maitland (C) 120.3
Walgett (A) 70.2
Liverpool (C) - East 60.1
Hornsby (A) - South 50.1
Port Stephens (A) 50.1
Wollondilly (A) 50.1
Muswellbrook (A) 40.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 40.1
Nambucca (A) 40.1
Toowoomba (R) - Highfields 40.1
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-West 30.1
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.1
Greater Taree (C) 30.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 30.1
Bellingen (A) 30.1
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 30.1
Lithgow (C) 30.1
Lachlan (A) 30.1
Orange (C) 30.1
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 30.1
Moreton Bay (R) - Strathpine-Brendale 30.1
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 30.1
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 30.1
Hornsby (A) - North 30.1
Dungog (A) 30.1
Great Lakes (A) 30.1
Ku-ring-gai (A) 30.1
Gosford (C) - West 30.1
Cessnock (C) 30.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 30.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 30.1
Liverpool (C) - West 30.1
Marrickville (A) 30.1
Sydney (C) - South 30.1
Rockdale (C) 30.1
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