Gunnedah Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.5% of the resident workforce of Gunnedah Shire were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Gunnedah Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Gunnedah Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons311100.0100.0334100.0100.0-23
Unemployment rate--5.56.3--6.094.1-0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years10132.533.110932.62.1-8
25 - 54 years16553.152.918254.53.4-17
55 - 64 years5016.112.33510.50.7+15
65 years and over001.851.50.1-5
Looking for
Full-time work21067.555.022467.13.7-14
Part-time work11236.045.010631.72.5+6
Bachelor or higher degree154.820.430.91.0+12
Advanced diploma or diploma123.98.2164.80.5-4
Certificate level7323.518.46720.11.1+6
No qualifications19964.049.622366.83.3-24
Highest level of schooling
Year 128828.357.17823.43.2+10
Year 114113.28.2278.10.5+14
Under Year 1017556.332.321664.72.4-41
Education institute attending
Not Attending24980.170.426378.74.5-14
Secondary school113.56.3175.10.3-6
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences31.01.70--0.1+3
Information Technology51.
Engineering and Related Technologies144.56.8133.90.4+1
Architecture and Building002.382.40.2-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies92.91.10--0.1+9
Management and Commerce227.113.5257.50.8-3
Society and Culture185.87.1154.50.4+3
Creative Arts31.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services51.
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home31.035.5103.01.9-7
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20160012.9--------
Has internet access at home23475.285.922968.65.1+5
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10333.127.510431.11.8-1

Gunnedah Shire Council

economic profile