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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Gunnedah Shire, 18.5% of workers were Managers, compared to 23.6% 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 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.
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Local workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers60712.512.757611.913.2+31
Community and Personal Service Workers49110.110.44569.49.5+35
Clerical and Administrative Workers53010.913.854211.215.0-12
Sales Workers4389.09.24609.59.3-22
Machinery Operators And Drivers51110.56.14759.86.4+36
Inadequately described or not stated881.81.8791.61.8+9
Total Persons4,863100.0100.04,845100.0100.0+18

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (899 local workers or 18.5%)
  • Professionals (656 local workers or 13.5%)
  • Labourers (643 local workers or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,198 people in total or 45.2% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.5% as Managers; 23.6% as Professionals and 8.8% as Labourers.

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 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (18.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Managers (-87 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+36 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+35 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+31 local workers)

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