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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) sales 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 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.

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

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Resident workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Administrative and Support Services%Number%Administrative and Support Services%2011 to 2016
Managers6314.83.77514.63.4-12
Professionals122.85.9122.315.10
Technicians and Trades Workers4410.36.7489.36.7-4
Community and Personal Service Workers----8.140.8----
Clerical and Administrative Workers296.820.0326.210.1-3
Sales Workers22051.5--27152.7---51
Machinery Operators And Drivers122.810.4142.76.7-2
Labourers4711.045.25510.758.0-8
Inadequately described or not stated------30.6----

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 3.7% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 5.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 6.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 8.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 20.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 10.4% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 45.2% Managers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 14.8% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 2.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 6.8% Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 51.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 2.8% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 11.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -12 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -3 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -51 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -2 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Sales Workers (220 people or 51.5%)
  • Managers (63 people or 14.8%)
  • Labourers (47 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 330 people in total or 77.3% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Administrative and Support Services employed % in Sales Workers; 3.7% in Managers; and 45.2% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and Administrative and Support Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Sales Workers (51.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Managers (14.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Labourers (11.0% compared to 45.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (6.8% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Retail Trade)] in Gunnedah Shire decreased by 87 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Retail Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire was for those employed as:

  • Sales Workers (-51 people)

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