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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,405 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Armidale Regional Council.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,43012.42.81,58813.42.9-157
Mining660.61.2660.61.20
Manufacturing3873.48.63673.19.3+20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1201.01.31181.01.3+1
Construction7666.78.49408.08.2-174
Wholesale Trade3362.95.03412.95.0-6
Retail Trade1,0889.59.01,1659.99.1-77
Accommodation and Food Services7286.35.97536.45.8-25
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2842.55.62842.45.70
Information Media and Telecommunications1101.02.61110.92.60
Financial and Insurance Services2862.55.82832.45.7+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1491.31.91371.21.9+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6175.49.26535.59.0-36
Administrative and Support Services2282.03.22261.93.1+1
Public Administration and Safety5985.26.36065.16.1-8
Education and Training2,40520.97.72,37720.17.7+28
Health Care and Social Assistance1,28411.210.31,24210.510.1+42
Arts and Recreation Services1201.01.31141.01.3+6
Other Services4904.34.14483.84.0+42

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

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 12.4% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.5% 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: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.4% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.2% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 20.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: -157 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: +20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: +1 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -174 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -6 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -77 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: -36 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -8 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: +28 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +42 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: +6 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +42
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,405 full-time equivalent local workers or 20.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,430 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,284 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,120 people in total or 44.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.7% in Education and Training; 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (20.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Armidale Regional Council decreased by 327 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Construction (-174 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-157 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-77 full-time equivalent local workers)

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