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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) Technicians and Trades Workers in the Gunnedah Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Gunnedah Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Public Administration and SafetyNumber%. Public Administration and Safety2011 - 2016
Managers510.212.434.910.9+2
Professionals48.212.4--012.9--
Technicians and Trades Workers2244.97.02642.66.6-4
Community and Personal Service Workers--019.8--014.5--
Clerical and Administrative Workers918.423.6914.830.9--
Sales Workers--01.2--01.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers36.113.61016.412.1-7
Labourers612.27.9813.19.4-2
Inadequately described or not stated--02.158.21.2--
Total Persons49100.0100.061100.0100.0-12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (22 people or 44.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9 people or 18.4%)
  • Labourers (6 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 37 people in total or 75.5% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Gunnedah Shire employed 7.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 7.9% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (44.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (18.4% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Labourers (12.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 12 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-7 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-4 persons)
  • Managers (+2 persons)
  • Labourers (-2 persons)

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