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Employment (FTE) by industry

In the Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,303 FTE jobs in 2014/15.

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 Total Employment and Census Employment, 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 Council2014/152009/10Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9269.22.86977.02.9+229
Mining330.31.1380.41.1-5
Manufacturing2722.78.33103.19.7-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services930.91.2920.91.2+2
Construction6206.29.48228.39.1-202
Wholesale Trade2702.75.02762.85.2-6
Retail Trade9699.79.01,06010.79.1-91
Accommodation and Food Services6866.85.76716.75.6+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2252.35.52272.35.7-1
Information Media and Telecommunications1021.02.71081.12.6-6
Financial and Insurance Services3253.25.82882.95.7+37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1251.21.91301.31.9-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5845.89.16126.28.8-28
Administrative and Support Services2102.13.21982.03.1+12
Public Administration and Safety5245.26.26336.46.0-109
Education and Training2,30323.07.52,18421.97.4+120
Health Care and Social Assistance1,20112.010.21,09911.09.7+102
Arts and Recreation Services1151.21.31091.11.3+6
Other Services4364.34.04034.03.9+33

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 2013-14 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) 2014/15
Employment (FTE) 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.7% 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: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 9.2% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.7% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.2% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 23.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.2% 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), 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +229 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: -38 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: +2 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -202 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -6 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -91 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: -28 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +12 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -109 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: +120 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +102 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: +6 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +33
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 workforce in Armidale Regional Council in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,303 FTEs or 23.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,201 FTEs or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (969 FTEs or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,474 people in total or 44.6% of the workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.5% in Education and Training; 10.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of FTEs employed in Education and Training (23.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of FTEs employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of FTEs employed in Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of FTEs employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.8% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the full-time equivalent workforce in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 65 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+229 FTEs)
  • Construction (-202 FTEs)
  • Education and Training (+120 FTEs)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-109 FTEs)

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