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Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Darwin, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 10,318 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in City of Darwin.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
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 Fishing3320.61.92620.52.1+70
Mining4830.95.97521.46.4-268
Manufacturing1,6543.03.31,9813.84.0-326
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3562.52.41,1512.21.6+205
Construction4,5398.29.44,3388.212.4+201
Wholesale Trade1,4252.62.11,4952.82.4-70
Retail Trade3,9557.16.53,9837.56.5-28
Accommodation and Food Services3,1685.75.82,7525.25.0+416
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5144.54.92,9755.65.2-461
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0521.91.31,0432.01.3+9
Financial and Insurance Services9551.71.01,1322.11.3-177
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2082.21.51,2502.41.6-42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4846.35.53,9087.45.5-424
Administrative and Support Services2,2134.03.51,7073.22.9+505
Public Administration and Safety10,31818.615.99,86118.717.3+457
Education and Training4,0807.48.04,1937.97.6-113
Health Care and Social Assistance7,66613.912.55,99711.49.9+1,669
Arts and Recreation Services1,9803.62.91,6023.02.3+378
Other Services2,9595.35.42,3864.54.8+573

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

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Employment (FTE) 2018/19
Employment (FTE) 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Territory: 1.9% Mining, Northern Territory: 5.9% Manufacturing, Northern Territory: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Territory: 2.4% Construction, Northern Territory: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Northern Territory: 2.1% Retail Trade, Northern Territory: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Territory: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Territory: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Territory: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Territory: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Territory: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Territory: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Territory: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Territory: 15.9% Education and Training, Northern Territory: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Territory: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Territory: 2.9% Other Services, Northern Territory: 5.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: 0.6% Mining, City of Darwin: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Darwin: 3.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: 2.5% Construction, City of Darwin: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Darwin: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: 18.6% Education and Training, City of Darwin: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: 3.6% Other Services, City of Darwin: 5.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: +70 Mining, City of Darwin: -268 Manufacturing, City of Darwin: -326 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: +205 Construction, City of Darwin: +201 Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: -70 Retail Trade, City of Darwin: -28 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: +416 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: -461 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: -177 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: -42 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: -424 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: +505 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: +457 Education and Training, City of Darwin: -113 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: +1,669 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: +378 Other Services, City of Darwin: +573
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 full-time equivalent local workers in City of Darwin in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (10,318 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,666 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.9%)
  • Construction (4,539 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 22,523 people in total or 40.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 15.9% in Public Administration and Safety; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.6% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in City of Darwin increased by 2,574 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,669 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+573 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+505 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-461 full-time equivalent local workers)

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