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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Armidale Regional Council, making up 23.1% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4814.72.35505.42.8-69
Mining140.11.0270.30.7-13
Manufacturing2792.78.53313.29.7-52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services880.91.1690.71.0+19
Construction4204.17.34434.37.1-23
Wholesale Trade2192.14.52742.74.8-55
Retail Trade1,32413.010.51,33313.011.3-9
Accommodation and Food Services8808.66.88948.76.6-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1781.75.01921.95.0-14
Information Media and Telecommunications1181.22.41361.32.4-18
Financial and Insurance Services2992.95.22692.65.2+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1281.31.71131.11.8+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5885.88.06236.17.5-35
Administrative and Support Services2082.03.31731.73.1+35
Public Administration and Safety5765.66.06316.16.0-55
Education and Training2,36223.18.12,37823.17.8-16
Health Care and Social Assistance1,48914.611.81,26212.310.7+227
Arts and Recreation Services1041.01.51161.11.4-12
Other Services4094.03.83833.73.9+26
Industry not classified520.51.2810.81.2-29

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 4.7% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 4.1% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.1% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 1.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.6% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 23.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 14.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 4.0% Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: -69 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -13 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: -52 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: +19 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -23 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -55 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -18 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +30 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: +15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: -35 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +35 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -55 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -16 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +227 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -12 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +26 Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: -29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Armidale Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,362 local workers 23.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,489 local workers 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,324 local workers 13.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,175 people in total or 50.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Education and Training; 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.5% 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 (23.1% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.1% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+227 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-69 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-55 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-55 local workers)

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