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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce.

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 worers 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.

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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Wholesale Trade %Number%Wholesale Trade %2011 to 2016
Managers89918.518.998620.417.2-87
Professionals65613.59.863313.112.5+23
Technicians and Trades Workers60712.59.857611.96.3+31
Community and Personal Service Workers49110.1--4569.4--+35
Clerical and Administrative Workers53010.914.754211.29.4-12
Sales Workers4389.028.74609.534.4-22
Machinery Operators And Drivers51110.59.14759.810.9+36
Labourers64313.25.663813.29.4+5
Inadequately described or not stated881.83.5791.60.0+9

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Wholesale Trade: 18.9% Professionals, Wholesale Trade: 9.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wholesale Trade: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wholesale Trade: 14.7% Sales Workers, Wholesale Trade: 28.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wholesale Trade: 9.1% Labourers, Wholesale Trade: 5.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Wholesale Trade: 3.5% Managers, All industries: 18.5% Professionals, All industries: 13.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 10.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 10.9% Sales Workers, All industries: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 10.5% Labourers, All industries: 13.2% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -87 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +23 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +31 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +35 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -12 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -22 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +36 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +5 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 local workers .

In comparison, the Wholesale Trade workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 18.9% as Managers; 9.8% as Professionals; and 5.6% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (9.0% compared to 28.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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