Armidale Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Armidale Regional Council's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Armidale Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Armidale Regional Council, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Armidale Regional Council are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Armidale Regional Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,36310.72.01,33010.82.1+33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services820.61.0920.70.9-10
Wholesale Trade1721.32.81951.63.1-23
Retail Trade1,1268.89.01,33110.89.7-205
Accommodation and Food Services9167.26.29557.87.1-39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2822.24.62762.24.7+6
Information Media and Telecommunications1190.91.81140.92.2+5
Financial and Insurance Services2051.65.32542.14.9-49
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1190.91.71231.01.8-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6485.18.96435.28.1+5
Administrative and Support Services3843.03.24163.43.5-32
Public Administration and Safety7095.66.15984.96.0+111
Education and Training2,49019.58.72,39219.48.4+98
Health Care and Social Assistance1,90915.014.41,69013.712.5+219
Arts and Recreation Services1341.01.4910.71.5+43
Other Services4113.23.43983.23.7+13
Industry not classified3823.04.63392.84.7+43
Total Persons12,761100.0100.012,323100.0100.0+438

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Armidale Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (2,490 people or 19.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,909 people or 15.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,363 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,762 people in total or 45.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (19.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.6% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Armidale Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+219 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-205 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+132 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+111 resident workforce)

Armidale Regional Council

economic profile