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Gunnedah Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In 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 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Gunnedah Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)4,860100.0100.04,835100.0100.0+25
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years73815.214.077716.114.5-39
25 - 54 years2,83058.266.62,92760.567.7-97
55 - 64 years96119.815.085917.814.4+102
65 years and over3366.94.32775.73.5+59
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing76915.82.289318.42.2-124
Health care and social assistance50710.412.54569.411.6+51
Retail trade4529.39.751510.610.4-63
Top three occupations--------------
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,05362.863.13,03062.762.9+23
Part time1,70035.034.91,68734.933.1+13
Bachelor or higher degree77015.832.663513.127.9+135
Advanced diploma or diploma4559.411.13737.710.5+82
Certificate level1,45930.022.21,32527.422.2+134
No qualifications1,96540.431.12,27647.134.9-311
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 Transport360.716.0190.413.8+17
Walked only2144.43.92625.44.1-48
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2885.932.82364.930.1+52
Speaks a language other than English at home1513.126.4992.022.8+52
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 (informed decisions).