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Local workers - Occupations - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 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 Workers30.60.730.70.60
Machinery Operators And Drivers----0.8----0.8--
Labourers295.94.3286.14.7+1
Inadequately described or not stated81.60.7----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, New South Wales: 5.1% Professionals, New South Wales: 40.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 3.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 30.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.7% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 0.8% Labourers, New South Wales: 4.3% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 0.7% Managers, Gunnedah Shire: 4.7% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: 28.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 4.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 42.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 11.1% Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 1.6%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +16 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +15 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1
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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in 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 larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (42.3% compared to 30.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (5.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (28.9% compared to 40.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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