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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) Media Professionals 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
Managers311.112.4--010.9--
Professionals725.912.4729.212.9--
Technicians and Trades Workers518.57.0937.56.6-4
Community and Personal Service Workers--019.8--014.5--
Clerical and Administrative Workers414.823.6--030.9--
Sales Workers829.61.2520.81.6+3
Machinery Operators And Drivers--013.6--012.1--
Labourers--07.9312.59.4--
Inadequately described or not stated--02.1--01.2--
Total Persons27100.0100.024100.0100.0+3

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 (8 people or 29.6%)
  • Professionals (7 people or 25.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5 people or 18.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 20 people in total or 74.1% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Gunnedah Shire employed 1.2% in Sales Workers; 12.4% in Professionals and 7.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Sales Workers (29.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Professionals (25.9% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.8% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 3 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:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-4 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+3 persons)

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