Gunnedah Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Gunnedah Shire 50.6% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.5% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Gunnedah Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Gunnedah Shire20212016change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)5,265100.0100.04,860100.0100.0+405
Age structure
15 - 24 years83215.813.873815.214.0+94
25 - 54 years3,07958.565.82,83058.266.6+249
55 - 64 years93017.715.396119.815.0-31
65 years and over4308.25.13366.94.3+94
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing74914.22.076915.82.2-20
Health care and social assistance54010.214.450710.412.5+33
Education and training53210.18.74369.08.3+96
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers68213.011.860712.512.7+75
Hours worked
Full time3,30362.758.03,05362.863.1+250
Part time1,84635.140.31,70035.034.9+146
Bachelor or higher degree91117.338.477015.832.6+141
Advanced diploma or diploma4468.511.04559.411.1-9
Certificate level1,76933.621.21,45930.022.2+310
No qualifications1,99237.827.01,96540.431.1+27
Individual Income
Less than $50081215.411.5--00--
$500 -$1,9993,61968.764.9--00--
$2,000 or more74314.122.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport661.34.0360.716.0+30
Walked only1823.52.52144.43.9-32
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3817.234.12885.932.8+93
Speaks a language other than English at home2264.327.21513.126.4+75
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211042.06.2--00--

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