Armidale Regional Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 83.6% of Armidale Regional Council’s local workers were residents.

Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of local workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the level at which the resident workers meet the labour requirements of the local industries or businesses.

Self-sufficiency is likely to be higher for regional areas, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:

  • The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
  • Transport options available and commuting times;
  • Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
  • The geographic size of the area.

Employment self-sufficiency data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Workers place of residence data to see how far workers are travelling to access employment in the area, as well as Worker productivity and Local workers income and Local workers hours worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Armidale Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3311,21791.41,3081,20291.9-0.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services837084.3877485.1-0.7%
Wholesale Trade18715683.420217285.1-1.7%
Retail Trade1,2571,07585.51,4681,23484.1+1.5%
Accommodation and Food Services1,00888487.71,01888987.3+0.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing29024885.527623083.3+2.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications11710488.911210392.0-3.1%
Financial and Insurance Services23318981.129824180.9+0.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13311788.012711389.0-1.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services64655886.467960388.8-2.4%
Administrative and Support Services36332288.735531989.9-1.1%
Public Administration and Safety75261681.965153482.0-0.1%
Education and Training2,8492,34082.12,6522,25184.9-2.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0391,73084.81,8381,51482.4+2.5%
Arts and Recreation Services13111890.1927985.9+4.2%
Other Services44337885.342036386.4-1.1%
Industry not classified36932588.135028681.7+6.4%
Total Industries13,68311,44583.613,04011,01084.4-0.8%

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Armidale Regional Council

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