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Employment by industry (Total)

In Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 894 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Gunnedah Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gunnedah Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Gunnedah Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Gunnedah Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing89416.92.191016.82.3-15
Mining2514.80.92855.31.0-34
Manufacturing3236.16.73466.47.2-23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services490.91.1871.61.1-38
Construction2955.69.62464.68.7+48
Wholesale Trade2755.23.51623.03.7+113
Retail Trade4989.49.75079.410.0-9
Accommodation and Food Services3687.06.94067.57.2-38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2795.35.22624.95.1+17
Information Media and Telecommunications280.52.2300.62.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services561.15.2711.35.1-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services601.11.7831.51.8-22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2174.19.72294.28.4-12
Administrative and Support Services1212.33.31743.23.5-53
Public Administration and Safety2645.06.02735.15.9-9
Education and Training4288.17.94658.68.6-37
Health Care and Social Assistance59311.213.055610.312.4+37
Arts and Recreation Services230.41.6400.71.6-17
Other Services2584.93.62765.13.9-18

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: 16.9% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: 4.8% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0.9% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 5.2% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: 5.0% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0.4% Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: 4.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: -15 Mining, Gunnedah Shire: -34 Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: -23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: -38 Construction, Gunnedah Shire: +48 Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +113 Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: -38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: +17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: -22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: -12 Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: -53 Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: -9 Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: -37 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: +37 Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: -17 Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: -18
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gunnedah Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (894 people or 16.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (593 people or 11.2%)
  • Retail Trade (498 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,985 people in total or 37.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.6% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gunnedah Shire decreased by 127 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (+113 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-53 local workers)

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