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Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Darwin, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 12,462 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of Darwin. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Darwin regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Darwin'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

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

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Darwin2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3900.62.03220.62.0+68
Mining3910.64.55641.04.7-173
Manufacturing1,8983.13.71,9933.53.9-95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2812.12.11,3222.31.7-41
Construction4,4397.38.24,1897.310.9+250
Wholesale Trade1,4522.42.01,3542.42.0+97
Retail Trade4,8718.07.44,6938.27.1+178
Accommodation and Food Services3,5965.96.03,8816.76.3-284
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7624.54.72,8935.04.5-131
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2562.11.41,0881.91.3+169
Financial and Insurance Services1,2222.01.21,1332.01.2+89
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2602.11.41,2142.11.5+46
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,7536.25.44,1867.35.5-433
Administrative and Support Services2,2723.73.31,8693.22.9+404
Public Administration and Safety12,46220.518.310,86518.918.2+1,596
Education and Training4,7007.78.75,1208.98.9-420
Health Care and Social Assistance7,89813.011.86,72711.710.2+1,170
Arts and Recreation Services1,9133.12.61,6872.92.4+226
Other Services2,9454.85.12,4264.24.7+519

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Territory: 2.0% Mining, Northern Territory: 4.5% Manufacturing, Northern Territory: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Territory: 2.1% Construction, Northern Territory: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Northern Territory: 2.0% Retail Trade, Northern Territory: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Territory: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Territory: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Territory: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Territory: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Territory: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Territory: 5.4% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Territory: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Territory: 18.3% Education and Training, Northern Territory: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Territory: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Territory: 2.6% Other Services, Northern Territory: 5.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: 0.6% Mining, City of Darwin: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Darwin: 3.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: 2.1% Construction, City of Darwin: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: 2.4% Retail Trade, City of Darwin: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: 20.5% Education and Training, City of Darwin: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: 3.1% Other Services, City of Darwin: 4.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: +68 Mining, City of Darwin: -173 Manufacturing, City of Darwin: -95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: -41 Construction, City of Darwin: +250 Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: +97 Retail Trade, City of Darwin: +178 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: -284 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: -131 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: +169 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: +89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: +46 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: -433 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: +404 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: +1,596 Education and Training, City of Darwin: -420 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: +1,170 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: +226 Other Services, City of Darwin: +519
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Darwin in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (12,462 people or 20.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,898 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (4,871 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 25,230 people in total or 41.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 18.3% in Public Administration and Safety; 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (20.5% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.0% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Darwin increased by 3,236 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in City of Darwin were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,596 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,170 local workers)
  • Other Services (+519 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-433 local workers)

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