Armidale Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 3,002 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Armidale Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,92912.52.11,4009.72.2+529
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.01.11791.21.0-27
Wholesale Trade2111.43.02671.93.4-56
Retail Trade1,2728.29.31,46710.29.6-195
Accommodation and Food Services1,1797.66.01,1247.86.9+55
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3452.25.13892.75.2-44
Information Media and Telecommunications2011.32.21491.02.4+52
Financial and Insurance Services2911.95.52912.04.8+0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1581.01.81371.01.7+21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7154.610.17155.09.4+0
Administrative and Support Services4472.93.34353.03.5+12
Public Administration and Safety8735.76.18906.25.7-17
Education and Training3,00219.58.62,75919.28.5+243
Health Care and Social Assistance2,23214.514.22,12314.813.1+110
Arts and Recreation Services1781.21.61761.21.7+1
Other Services5023.33.85423.83.7-40
Total industries15,426100.0100.014,383100.0100.0+1,043

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (3,002 people or 19.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,232 people or 14.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,929 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,164 people in total or 46.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Education and Training; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (19.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Armidale Regional Council increased by 1,043 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+529 local workers)
  • Construction (+276 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+243 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+132 local workers)

Armidale Regional Council

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