Armidale Regional Council


In Armidale Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $653 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Armidale Regional Council. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of 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 percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Armidale Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing652.921.53.1384.613.72.7+268.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services82.02.72.778.52.82.8+3.5
Wholesale Trade61.02.04.773.22.64.9-12.1
Retail Trade117.73.94.2136.04.84.2-18.3
Accommodation and Food Services89.73.02.4101.33.62.7-11.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing67.72.25.379.92.86.2-12.2
Information Media and Telecommunications26.40.94.627.31.03.7-0.9
Financial and Insurance Services118.43.910.4131.04.79.9-12.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services122.94.06.0122.44.46.4+0.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services145.34.810.3134.54.89.2+10.8
Administrative and Support Services105.53.53.768.02.43.5+37.5
Public Administration and Safety149.34.94.4138.64.94.1+10.7
Education and Training576.819.04.2503.717.94.3+73.1
Health Care and Social Assistance227.07.55.8211.17.55.1+15.9
Arts and Recreation Services11.
Other Services47.41.61.662.02.21.9-14.7
Total industries3,037.0100.0100.02,809.5100.0100.0+227.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Armidale Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($653 million or 21.5%)
  • Education and Training ($577 million or 19.0%)
  • Construction ($267 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,496 million in total or 49.3% of the total output by total industry in the Armidale Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.2% in Education and Training and 12.9% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Education and Training (19.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (4.0% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Armidale Regional Council increased by $227 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Armidale Regional Council were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$268 million)
  • Education and Training (+$73 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$38 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$17 million)

Armidale Regional Council

economic profile