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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) Community and Personal Service 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
Managers224.15.1173.44.6+5
Professionals17732.740.515030.440.5+27
Technicians and Trades Workers234.33.4255.13.6-2
Community and Personal Service Workers21740.130.822545.529.8-8
Clerical and Administrative Workers5610.413.8397.914.5+17
Sales Workers30.60.730.60.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers30.60.8--00.8--
Labourers366.74.3306.14.7+6
Inadequately described or not stated40.70.751.00.9-1
Total Persons541100.0100.0494100.0100.0+47

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:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (217 people or 40.1%)
  • Professionals (177 people or 32.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (56 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 450 people in total or 83.2% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 30.8% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 40.5% in Professionals and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (40.1% compared to 30.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Professionals (32.7% compared to 40.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.4% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Labourers (6.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 47 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:

  • Professionals (+27 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+17 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-8 persons)
  • Labourers (+6 persons)

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