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Resident workers - Industry

Public Administration and Safety employs more of City of Darwin’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which City of Darwin residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in City of Darwin, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in City of Darwin are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Darwin 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2190.52.02160.61.9+3
Mining6671.62.56331.62.7+34
Manufacturing1,0612.52.41,4023.64.0-341
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6901.61.65601.41.3+130
Construction4,1229.810.13,1348.18.2+988
Wholesale Trade7371.81.79242.42.1-187
Retail Trade3,1417.57.33,2258.38.1-84
Accommodation and Food Services3,3848.06.82,7087.06.2+676
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8674.44.42,0165.24.7-149
Information Media and Telecommunications5191.21.05511.41.1-32
Financial and Insurance Services5791.41.16921.81.3-113
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7271.71.57301.91.5-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8296.75.52,5196.54.9+310
Administrative and Support Services1,3333.23.01,2323.23.0+101
Public Administration and Safety7,68818.318.17,99420.620.9-306
Education and Training3,6528.79.33,2998.58.9+353
Health Care and Social Assistance4,76611.311.14,16110.710.0+605
Arts and Recreation Services1,0132.42.19072.32.2+106
Other Services1,3063.14.11,3073.44.8-1
Industry not classified1,7804.24.65801.52.0+1,200

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Territory: 2.0% Mining, Northern Territory: 2.5% Manufacturing, Northern Territory: 2.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Territory: 1.6% Construction, Northern Territory: 10.1% Wholesale Trade, Northern Territory: 1.7% Retail Trade, Northern Territory: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Territory: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Territory: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Territory: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Territory: 1.1% 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: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Territory: 18.1% Education and Training, Northern Territory: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Territory: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Territory: 2.1% Other Services, Northern Territory: 4.1% Industry not classified, Northern Territory: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: 0.5% Mining, City of Darwin: 1.6% Manufacturing, City of Darwin: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: 1.6% Construction, City of Darwin: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: 1.8% Retail Trade, City of Darwin: 7.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: 6.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: 18.3% Education and Training, City of Darwin: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: 2.4% Other Services, City of Darwin: 3.1% Industry not classified, City of Darwin: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: +3 Mining, City of Darwin: +34 Manufacturing, City of Darwin: -341 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: +130 Construction, City of Darwin: +988 Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: -187 Retail Trade, City of Darwin: -84 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: +676 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: -149 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: -32 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: -113 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: +310 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: +101 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: -306 Education and Training, City of Darwin: +353 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: +605 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: +106 Other Services, City of Darwin: -1 Industry not classified, City of Darwin: +1,200
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Darwin in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (7,688 people or 18.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,766 people or 11.3%)
  • Construction (4,122 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,576 people in total or 39.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 18.1% in Public Administration and Safety; 11.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.1% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in City of Darwin were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,200 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+988 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+676 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+605 resident workforce)

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