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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Armidale Regional Council, making up 20.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Armidale Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Armidale Regional Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council 2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2919.82.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services900.70.9
Wholesale Trade2141.63.1
Retail Trade1,49011.49.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,0417.97.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2872.24.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1160.92.2
Financial and Insurance Services2992.35.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1321.01.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7005.38.1
Administrative and Support Services3652.83.5
Public Administration and Safety6665.15.9
Education and Training2,69920.68.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,86914.312.5
Arts and Recreation Services850.61.5
Other Services4323.33.7
Industry not classified3602.74.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 9.8% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 4.9% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 1.6% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.1% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 20.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.6% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 3.3% Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,699 local workers 20.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,869 local workers 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,490 local workers 11.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,058 people in total or 46.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.3% in Education and Training; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (20.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.9% compared to 8.4%)