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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Gunnedah Shire 51.9% of the local workers are males and 48.0% are female.

The local workers are 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 the Gunnedah Shire vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

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

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Gunnedah Shire2016
NameNumber%New South Wales %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)4,860100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years73815.214.0
25 - 54 years2,83058.266.6
55 - 64 years96119.815.0
65 years and over3366.94.3
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance50710.111.9
Education and training4368.68.0
Top three occupations------
Hours worked------
Full time3,05362.863.1
Part time1,70035.034.9
Bachelor or higher degree77015.832.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4559.411.1
Certificate level1,45930.022.2
No qualifications1,96540.431.1
Individual Income------
Less than $5001,10222.717.2
$500 -$1,7492,98761.560.8
$1,750 or more66513.720.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport360.716.0
Walked only2144.43.9
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas2885.932.8
Speaks a language other than English at home1513.126.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016601.26.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.