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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) 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
Managers39.717.0--017.2--
Professionals--014.4312.012.9--
Technicians and Trades Workers39.75.8312.06.5--
Community and Personal Service Workers39.70.9--01.0--
Clerical and Administrative Workers--05.9--06.2--
Sales Workers1548.444.41976.043.9-4
Machinery Operators And Drivers412.94.4--05.0--
Labourers39.75.4--05.4--
Inadequately described or not stated--01.8--01.9--
Total Males31100.0100.025100.0100.0+6

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 male resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (15 people or 48.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (4 people or 12.9%)
  • Managers (3 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 22 people in total or 71.0% of the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 44.4% in Sales Workers; 4.4% in Machinery Operators And Drivers and 17.0% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.7% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 17.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Labourers (9.7% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 6 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Sales Workers (-4 males)

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