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Resident workers - Industry

Mining employs more of Gunnedah Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Gunnedah Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Gunnedah Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Gunnedah Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Gunnedah Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing73713.72.189216.12.1-155
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services531.00.9631.11.0-10
Wholesale Trade1482.83.11452.64.2+3
Retail Trade4277.99.75209.49.7-93
Accommodation and Food Services3726.97.13586.46.3+14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1873.54.72434.44.6-56
Information Media and Telecommunications280.52.2200.42.2+8
Financial and Insurance Services641.24.9571.04.8+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services701.31.8651.21.5+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1843.48.11733.17.4+11
Administrative and Support Services1422.63.51142.13.1+28
Public Administration and Safety2404.56.02554.65.8-15
Education and Training4247.98.44027.27.5+22
Health Care and Social Assistance54910.212.54858.710.9+64
Arts and Recreation Services210.41.5310.61.4-10
Other Services2494.63.72324.23.5+17
Industry not classified2033.84.71352.42.3+68
Total Persons5,377100.0100.05,221100.0100.0+156

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (739 people or 13.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (737 people or 13.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (549 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,025 people in total or 37.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 0.9% in Mining; 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (13.7% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+341 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-155 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-93 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-92 resident workforce)

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