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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 Health Care and Social Assistance 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Gunnedah Shire - All industries2016
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Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %
Technicians and Trades Workers------
Technicians and Trades Workers60712.54.9
Community and Personal Service Workers49110.142.3
Community and Personal Service Workers------
Clerical and Administrative Workers------
Clerical and Administrative Workers53010.911.1
Sales Workers4389.00.6
Sales Workers------
Machinery Operators And Drivers------
Inadequately described or not stated881.81.6
Inadequately described or not stated------

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

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 4.7% as Managers; 28.9% as Professionals; and 5.9% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Gunnedah Shire and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (18.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (9.0% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.1% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.5% compared to 28.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Managers (+899 local workers)
  • Professionals (+656 local workers)
  • Labourers (+643 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+607 local workers)

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