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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Armidale Regional Council, making up 20.5% 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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Armidale Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,31910.12.21,1959.42.2+124
Mining490.40.9380.31.0+11
Manufacturing2852.25.93742.98.5-89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services950.70.91080.81.1-13
Construction6314.88.45794.67.3+52
Wholesale Trade2131.63.13032.44.5-90
Retail Trade1,48111.39.71,56912.310.4-88
Accommodation and Food Services1,0417.97.11,0458.26.7-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2872.24.72502.05.0+37
Information Media and Telecommunications1140.92.21170.92.3-3
Financial and Insurance Services2942.25.03402.75.1-46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1361.01.81451.11.6-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6945.38.16765.37.9+18
Administrative and Support Services3632.83.52582.03.3+105
Public Administration and Safety6665.15.96805.35.9-14
Education and Training2,68720.58.32,56820.27.9+119
Health Care and Social Assistance1,86514.212.51,67013.111.6+195
Arts and Recreation Services920.71.51321.01.5-40
Other Services4283.33.74753.73.8-47
Industry not classified3662.84.72011.62.5+165

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 10.1% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 1.6% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 5.1% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 20.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 3.3% Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +124 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: +11 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: -89 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: -13 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: +52 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -90 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -88 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: +37 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: -46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: +18 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +105 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -14 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: +119 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +195 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -40 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: -47 Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: +165
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,687 local workers 20.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,865 local workers 14.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,481 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,033 people in total or 46.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.3% in Education and Training; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% 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 (20.5% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+195 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+165 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+124 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+119 local workers)

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