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Local workers - Occupations - Retail Trade

In the Gunnedah Shire (Retail Trade), 52.1% of workers were Sales Workers, compared to 53.4% 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 the Gunnedah Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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 the 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, the 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 - Retail Trade 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers6714.916.07314.217.3-6
Professionals143.15.5152.94.7-1
Technicians and Trades Workers439.65.9509.76.4-7
Community and Personal Service Workers--01.051.01.0--
Clerical and Administrative Workers337.36.3305.87.2+3
Sales Workers23452.153.427052.651.8-36
Machinery Operators And Drivers112.43.9132.53.9-2
Labourers4710.57.45711.16.9-10
Inadequately described or not stated--00.6--00.8--
Total Persons449100.0100.0513100.0100.0-64

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (234 local workers or 52.1%)
  • Managers (67 local workers or 14.9%)
  • Labourers (47 local workers or 10.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 348 people in total or 77.5% of the Retail Trade local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 53.4% as Sales Workers; 16.0% as Managers and 7.4% as Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (3.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.4% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Sales Workers (-36 local workers)
  • Labourers (-10 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-7 local workers)
  • Managers (-6 local workers)

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