Armidale Regional Council
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Armidale Regional Council than any other occupation.
Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Armidale Regional Council's local resident workers.
When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Armidale Regional Council||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Australia||Number||%||Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,376||11.2||13.5||1,463||12.0||14.2||-87|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,431||11.6||10.8||1,262||10.3||9.7||+169|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,526||12.4||13.6||1,590||13.0||14.7||-64|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||493||4.0||6.3||453||3.7||6.6||+40|
|Inadequately described or not stated||162||1.3||1.7||178||1.5||1.9||-16|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Armidale Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (2,868 people or 23.3%)
- Managers (1,816 people or 14.7%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,526 people or 12.4%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,210 people in total or 50.4% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Australia employed 22.2% in Professionals; 13.0% in Managers and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Armidale Regional Council and Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (11.9% compared to 9.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.2% compared to 13.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.0% compared to 6.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 13.0%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 129 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Armidale Regional Council were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+169 persons)
- Labourers (+122 persons)
- Professionals (+118 persons)
- Managers (-106 persons)