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Gunnedah Shire

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 4,637 local workers in the Gunnedah Shire, 4,144 or 89.4% 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 broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

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 occupation
Gunnedah Shire - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area4,14489.4
Work in the area, but live outside49310.6

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 10.6% 89.4%
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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
Gunnedah (A) 4,14489.4
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 1192.6
Narrabri (A) 771.7
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt B 661.4
Liverpool Plains (A) 621.3
Warrumbungle Shire (A) 270.6
Maitland (C) 120.3
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 70.2
Walgett (A) 60.1
Cessnock (C) 60.1
Toowoomba (R) - Pittsworth 60.1
Great Lakes (A) 40.1
Liverpool (C) - East 40.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 40.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 30.1
Bellingen (A) 30.1
Nambucca (A) 30.1
Greater Taree (C) 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
Toowoomba (R) - Highfields 30.1
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-West 30.1
Liverpool (C) - West 30.1
Wollondilly (A) 30.1
Hornsby (A) - North 30.1
Hornsby (A) - South 30.1
Ku-ring-gai (A) 30.1
Gosford (C) - West 30.1
Marrickville (A) 30.1
Sydney (C) - South 30.1
Rockdale (C) 30.1
Fairfield (C) - East 30.1
Muswellbrook (A) 30.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 30.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 30.1
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 30.1
Port Stephens (A) 30.1
Dungog (A) 30.1
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 30.1
Inverell (A) - Pt B 30.1
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.1
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