Gunnedah Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Gunnedah Shire, 17.3% of workers were Managers, compared to 25.9% in New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Gunnedah Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Gunnedah Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Gunnedah Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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

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Local workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers68212.911.860712.512.7+75
Community and Personal Service Workers60011.410.649110.110.4+109
Clerical and Administrative Workers54810.413.053010.913.8+18
Sales Workers4698.98.04389.09.2+31
Machinery Operators And Drivers59211.26.051110.56.1+81
Inadequately described or not stated1072.01.9881.81.8+19
Total Persons5,271100.0100.04,863100.0100.0+408

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Gunnedah Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (912 local workers or 17.3%)
  • Professionals (712 local workers or 13.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (682 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,306 people in total or 43.7% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.6% as Managers; 25.9% as Professionals and 11.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.5% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.3% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Gunnedah Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+109 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+81 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+75 local workers)
  • Professionals (+56 local workers)

Gunnedah Shire Council

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