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Gunnedah Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,310 people or 24.4% of Gunnedah Shire's resident workers 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.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)5,378100.0100.05,225100.0100.0+153
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years76814.314.083416.014.5-66
25 - 54 years3,28861.166.63,21261.567.7+76
55 - 64 years99418.515.091217.514.4+82
65 years and over3356.24.32765.33.4+59
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing73713.72.188316.92.2-146
Health care and social assistance54910.212.54949.411.6+55
Top three occupations--------------
Machinery operators and drivers78114.56.165012.46.4+131
Technicians and trades workers72713.512.766312.713.2+64
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,47064.563.13,33263.864.0+138
Part time1,78933.334.91,77333.933.8+16
Bachelor or higher degree82815.432.664612.427.9+182
Advanced diploma or diploma4829.011.23737.110.5+109
Certificate level1,69231.522.21,52429.222.2+168
No qualifications2,13539.731.12,43346.634.8-298
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,09420.317.1--------
$500 -$1,7493,18859.360.7--------
$1,750 or more96718.020.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1132.115.9200.413.7+93
Walked only2113.93.92745.24.1-63
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3236.032.72434.730.0+80
Speaks a language other than English at home1562.926.2881.722.6+68
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016671.26.0--------

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