Gunnedah Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

1,511 people or 25.7% of Gunnedah Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Gunnedah Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)5,873100.0100.05,378100.0100.0+495
Age structure
15 - 24 years85114.513.876814.314.0+83
25 - 54 years3,53560.265.73,28861.166.6+247
55 - 64 years1,02417.415.399418.515.0+30
65 years and over4637.95.13356.24.3+128
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing75812.92.073713.72.1+21
Health care and social assistance63610.814.454910.212.5+87
Top three occupations
Machinery operators and drivers88515.16.078114.56.1+104
Hours worked
Full time3,81565.058.03,47064.563.1+345
Part time1,94233.140.31,78933.334.9+153
Bachelor or higher degree1,01817.338.482815.432.6+190
Advanced diploma or diploma4938.411.04829.011.2+11
Certificate level2,01734.321.31,69231.522.2+325
No qualifications2,19937.427.02,13539.731.1+64
Individual Income
Less than $50082214.011.5--------
$500 -$1,9993,86565.864.9--------
$2,000 or more1,10518.822.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1492.54.01132.115.9+36
Walked only1753.02.52113.93.9-36
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4187.133.93236.032.7+95
Speaks a language other than English at home2394.127.11562.926.2+83
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211121.96.1--------

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