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In City of Darwin, Public Administration and Safety had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,415 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside City of Darwin boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

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

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
City of Darwin2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Northern Territory$m%. Northern Territory2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing154.13.15.986.41.53.8+67.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services205.54.22.2115.32.00.9+90.2
Wholesale Trade156.43.21.9109.91.91.4+46.5
Retail Trade98.92.01.4196.43.41.9-97.5
Accommodation and Food Services177.33.63.2230.94.13.3-53.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing299.76.14.9490.78.65.9-191.0
Information Media and Telecommunications55.31.10.754.71.00.5+0.6
Financial and Insurance Services88.51.80.788.71.60.6-0.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services48.71.00.591.61.60.9-42.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services91.
Administrative and Support Services25.40.50.325.90.50.3-0.4
Public Administration and Safety1,414.928.620.01,309.223.018.1+105.7
Education and Training331.66.73.9315.25.52.8+16.5
Health Care and Social Assistance397.58.04.3389.56.83.7+8.0
Arts and Recreation Services390.37.93.4349.06.12.7+41.4
Other Services214.04.33.0153.52.72.3+60.6
Total industries4,940.2100.0100.05,700.7100.0100.0-760.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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 total exports by industry sectors in City of Darwin in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (1,415 million or 28.6%)
  • Manufacturing (558 million or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (398 million or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,370 million in total or 48.0% of the total exports by industry in the City of Darwin.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Northern Territory accounted for 20.0% in Public Administration and Safety; 15.6% in Manufacturing and 4.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (4.6% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (28.6% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Arts and Recreation Services (7.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (11.3% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in City of Darwin $decreased by -760 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in City of Darwin were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$106 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$90 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$68 million)
  • Other Services (+$61 million)

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