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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||43||9.6||5.9||50||9.7||6.4||-7|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||--||0||1.0||5||1.0||1.0||--|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||33||7.3||6.3||30||5.8||7.2||+3|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||11||2.4||3.9||13||2.5||3.9||-2|
|Inadequately described or not stated||--||0||0.6||--||0||0.8||--|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)