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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,631 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Armidale Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Armidale Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Armidale Regional Council's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Armidale Regional Council2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6335.42.36945.62.3-61
Mining300.31.0340.30.9-4
Manufacturing3332.97.93412.88.5-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1101.01.21110.91.20
Construction7536.57.69707.87.6-217
Wholesale Trade2802.44.52992.44.6-19
Retail Trade1,35511.710.31,49912.110.3-144
Accommodation and Food Services9578.27.01,0248.36.8-68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2492.15.12602.15.2-11
Information Media and Telecommunications1211.02.51341.12.5-13
Financial and Insurance Services2932.55.33092.55.3-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1411.21.81461.21.8-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6375.58.57175.88.4-80
Administrative and Support Services2912.53.52992.43.4-9
Public Administration and Safety6325.46.36875.56.3-55
Education and Training2,63122.68.22,69221.78.1-61
Health Care and Social Assistance1,52013.111.51,54612.511.3-26
Arts and Recreation Services1421.21.51461.21.5-5
Other Services5104.44.04964.04.0+14

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 5.4% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.4% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.4% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 22.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: -61 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -4 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: -9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -217 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -19 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -144 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: -11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -13 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: -17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: -80 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -55 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -61 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: -26 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +14
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,631 people or 22.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,520 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,355 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,506 people in total or 47.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.2% in Education and Training; 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.3% 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 (22.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.5% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Armidale Regional Council decreased by 788 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-217 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-144 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-80 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-68 local workers)

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