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Local workers - Occupations - Health Care and Social Assistance

In the Gunnedah Shire (Health Care and Social Assistance), 42.3% of workers were Community and Personal Service Workers, compared to 40.5% 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers234.75.1163.54.7+7
Professionals14328.940.512727.840.5+16
Technicians and Trades Workers244.93.4286.13.6-4
Community and Personal Service Workers20942.330.821547.029.8-6
Clerical and Administrative Workers5511.113.7408.814.5+15
Sales Workers30.60.730.70.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers--00.8--00.8--
Labourers295.94.3286.14.7+1
Inadequately described or not stated81.60.7--00.9--
Total Persons494100.0100.0457100.0100.0+37

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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (209 local workers or 42.3%)
  • Professionals (143 local workers or 28.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (55 local workers or 11.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 407 people in total or 82.4% of the Health Care and Social Assistance local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 30.8% as Community and Personal Service Workers; 40.5% as Professionals and 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Professionals (28.9% compared to 40.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (42.3% compared to 30.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Labourers (5.9% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+16 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+15 local workers)
  • Managers (+7 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-6 local workers)

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