Mining employs more of the 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 the Gunnedah Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Gunnedah Shire - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||737||13.7||2.1||892||16.1||2.1||-155|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||53||1.0||0.9||63||1.1||1.0||-10|
|Accommodation and Food Services||372||6.9||7.1||358||6.4||6.3||+14|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||187||3.5||4.7||243||4.4||4.6||-56|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||28||0.5||2.2||20||0.4||2.2||+8|
|Financial and Insurance Services||64||1.2||4.9||57||1.0||4.8||+7|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||70||1.3||1.8||65||1.2||1.5||+5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||184||3.4||8.1||173||3.1||7.4||+11|
|Administrative and Support Services||142||2.6||3.5||114||2.1||3.1||+28|
|Public Administration and Safety||240||4.5||6.0||255||4.6||5.8||-15|
|Education and Training||424||7.9||8.4||402||7.2||7.5||+22|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||549||10.2||12.5||485||8.7||10.9||+64|
|Arts and Recreation Services||21||0.4||1.5||31||0.6||1.4||-10|
|Industry not classified||203||3.8||4.7||135||2.4||2.3||+68|
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the 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, the New South Wales workforce in the Gunnedah Shire 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 the Gunnedah Shire and the New South Wales workforce 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%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the 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)