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Gunnedah Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Gunnedah Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Gunnedah Shire's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating the Gunnedah Shire's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Gunnedah Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers
99719.213.41,04022.214.5-43
Professionals
66712.817.457712.316.3+90
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers66312.715.259512.715.4+68
Community and Personal Service Workers
4648.910.74028.69.6+62
Clerical and Administrative Workers
53810.313.050510.812.9+33
Sales Workers
4669.09.73697.910.0+97
Machinery Operators And Drivers
65612.67.64449.57.3+212
map this data in atlas.idLabourers69813.411.369514.912.3+3
Inadequately described
541.01.6481.01.6+6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Gunnedah Shire: 19.2% Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: 12.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 10.3% Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire: 12.6% Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: 13.4% Inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Gunnedah Shire: -43 Professionals, Gunnedah Shire: +90 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +68 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +62 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +33 Sales Workers, Gunnedah Shire: +97 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gunnedah Shire: +212 Labourers, Gunnedah Shire: +3 Inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Gunnedah Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (997 people or 19.2%)
  • Labourers (698 people or 13.4%)
  • Professionals (667 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,362 people in total or 45.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 13.4% in Managers; 11.3% in Labourers; and 17.4% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (19.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.8% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.3% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gunnedah Shire increased by 528 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the Gunnedah Shire were for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+212 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+97 persons)
  • Professionals (+90 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+68 persons)

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