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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 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%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers6314.815.97514.617.3-12
Professionals122.85.4122.34.7--
Technicians and Trades Workers4410.35.9489.36.4-4
Community and Personal Service Workers--01.040.81.0--
Clerical and Administrative Workers296.86.3326.27.2-3
Sales Workers22051.553.527152.751.8-51
Machinery Operators And Drivers122.84.0142.73.9-2
Labourers4711.07.45510.76.9-8
Inadequately described or not stated--00.630.60.8--
Total Persons427100.0100.0514100.0100.0-87

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:

  • 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, New South Wales employed 53.5% in Sales Workers; 15.9% in Managers and 7.4% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Labourers (11.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (2.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Sales Workers (51.5% compared to 53.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 87 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:

  • Sales Workers (-51 persons)
  • Managers (-12 persons)
  • Labourers (-8 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-4 persons)

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