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Local workers - Occupations - Retail Trade

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the Retail Trade workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Administrative and Support Services 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 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.

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 - Retail Trade20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Managers6714.99.57314.27.2-6
Professionals143.14.8152.914.4-1
Technicians and Trades Workers439.63.2509.73.1-7
Community and Personal Service Workers----10.351.0----
Clerical and Administrative Workers337.322.2305.812.4+3
Sales Workers23452.1--27052.6---36
Machinery Operators And Drivers112.411.1132.56.2-2
Labourers4710.538.95711.156.7-10
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.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Administrative and Support Services: 9.5% Professionals, Administrative and Support Services: 4.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 3.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 22.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Administrative and Support Services: 11.1% Labourers, Administrative and Support Services: 38.9% Managers, Retail Trade: 14.9% Professionals, Retail Trade: 3.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Retail Trade: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Retail Trade: 7.3% Sales Workers, Retail Trade: 52.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Retail Trade: 2.4% Labourers, Retail Trade: 10.5%
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 - Retail Trade: -6 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -1 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -7 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +3 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -36 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -2 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -10
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 Retail Trade workforce in 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, the Administrative and Support Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed % as Sales Workers; 9.5% as Managers; and 38.9% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (52.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 38.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.3% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.0% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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