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Employment (Total) by industry

In the Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,256 local jobs in 2014/15.

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 Census Employment 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 Council2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4723.92.37786.52.4-306
Mining670.60.9860.70.9-19
Manufacturing3643.07.52942.48.8+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1991.61.11471.21.1+53
Construction7045.88.49167.68.4-212
Wholesale Trade2512.14.63953.34.6-144
Retail Trade1,82115.010.41,45412.110.4+367
Accommodation and Food Services9157.66.91,0738.96.7-158
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2442.05.12191.85.2+25
Information Media and Telecommunications1140.92.51671.42.5-53
Financial and Insurance Services2742.35.32672.25.3+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1311.11.81331.11.8-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7065.88.56495.48.1+57
Administrative and Support Services6235.13.43743.13.3+248
Public Administration and Safety8877.36.25724.76.0+315
Education and Training2,25618.68.12,41020.07.9-154
Health Care and Social Assistance1,47512.211.51,51512.611.1-40
Arts and Recreation Services1110.91.51701.41.5-58
Other Services5054.24.04373.63.9+68

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 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% 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: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% 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: 3.9% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 3.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.6% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 5.8% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.1% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 15.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.0% 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: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.1% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 7.3% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 18.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 4.2%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: -306 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -19 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: +70 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: +53 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -212 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -144 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: +367 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -158 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: +25 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -53 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: +57 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +248 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: +315 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -154 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: -40 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -58 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +68
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 workforce in Armidale Regional Council in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,256 people or 18.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,821 people or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,475 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,552 people in total or 45.8% of the workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.1% in Education and Training; 10.4% in Retail Trade; and 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in Education and Training (18.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in Retail Trade (15.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the workforce in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 64 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+367 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+315 persons)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-306 persons)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+248 persons)

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