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Employment by industry (Total)

In Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 3,085 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,60610.92.11,48010.62.3+126
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services970.71.01491.11.1-52
Wholesale Trade2701.83.63332.44.0-63
Retail Trade1,56110.610.31,58411.410.1-23
Accommodation and Food Services1,0857.37.01,0647.67.1+21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4302.95.03132.25.1+117
Information Media and Telecommunications1421.02.31561.12.4-14
Financial and Insurance Services3362.35.13082.25.1+28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1170.81.61501.11.8-32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8425.79.17115.18.3+131
Administrative and Support Services3572.43.35073.63.5-149
Public Administration and Safety6914.76.06824.95.9+9
Education and Training3,08520.98.52,72719.68.5+359
Health Care and Social Assistance2,42716.412.41,80513.012.1+622
Arts and Recreation Services1200.81.61381.01.7-18
Other Services4443.03.94763.43.9-32
Total industries14,778100.0100.013,929100.0100.0+849

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (3,085 people or 20.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,427 people or 16.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,606 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,119 people in total or 48.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.5% in Education and Training; 12.4% 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 (20.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.4% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Armidale Regional Council increased by increased by 849 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+622 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+359 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+131 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+126 local workers)

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