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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,146 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,61014.02.51,68215.03.0-72
Mining370.31.1920.81.4-54
Manufacturing2692.37.53413.08.5-72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services850.71.11251.11.3-40
Construction7616.610.77907.09.4-28
Wholesale Trade2221.93.63052.74.3-82
Retail Trade1,0238.98.51,0969.88.9-74
Accommodation and Food Services7506.55.87106.36.0+41
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3873.45.92632.35.8+124
Information Media and Telecommunications1070.92.31071.02.5+0
Financial and Insurance Services2462.15.32382.15.5+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services780.71.91311.22.0-54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7496.510.85915.39.1+159
Administrative and Support Services2572.23.03693.33.0-112
Public Administration and Safety5424.75.65284.75.8+14
Education and Training2,14618.67.42,03418.17.2+112
Health Care and Social Assistance1,84316.011.61,30811.610.7+536
Arts and Recreation Services980.81.5990.91.4-1
Other Services3302.93.84213.84.2-91
Total industries11,540100.0100.011,228100.0100.0+312

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,146 people or 18.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,843 people or 16.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,610 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,599 people in total or 48.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.4% in Education and Training; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (18.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.0% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Armidale Regional Council increased by increased by 312 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+536 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+159 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+124 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+112 full-time equivalent local workers)

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