Armidale Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Armidale Regional Council, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,499 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,43410.72.31,44412.22.4-10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.71.2780.71.1+21
Wholesale Trade1961.53.32802.43.8-84
Retail Trade1,0497.98.41,0558.98.4-5
Accommodation and Food Services8596.45.37526.45.5+107
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2722.05.43032.65.7-30
Information Media and Telecommunications840.62.21311.12.7-47
Financial and Insurance Services2501.95.92762.35.3-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1200.91.81161.01.9+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6204.611.06795.810.4-59
Administrative and Support Services3122.32.93252.82.9-13
Public Administration and Safety7285.56.25504.75.5+178
Education and Training2,49918.78.02,36320.17.8+136
Health Care and Social Assistance2,08015.613.51,67114.211.8+408
Arts and Recreation Services1711.31.41431.21.5+27
Other Services4563.43.53963.43.7+60
Total industries13,345100.0100.011,785100.0100.0+1,560

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 full-time equivalent local workers in Armidale Regional Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,499 people or 18.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,080 people or 15.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,434 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,012 people in total or 45.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.0% in Education and Training; 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.3% 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 Education and Training (18.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Armidale Regional Council increased by increased by 1,560 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+622 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+408 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+244 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+178 full-time equivalent local workers)

Armidale Regional Council

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