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Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 34.6% of employment in City of Darwin. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (31.7% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of City of Darwin provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the City of Darwin's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 0.6% Mining, 2019: 0.6% Business services, 2019: 16.1% Public administration and safety, 2019: 20.5% Goods related, 2019: 27.5% Household services, 2019: 34.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 0.6% Mining, 2014: 1.0% Business services, 2014: 16.5% Public administration and safety, 2014: 18.9% Goods related, 2014: 28.6% Household services, 2014: 34.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 0.7% Mining, 2009: 1.1% Business services, 2009: 17.3% Public administration and safety, 2009: 18.1% Goods related, 2009: 31.2% Household services, 2009: 31.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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Employment composition
City of Darwin201920142009
Household services21,05234.619,84134.516,98131.7
Goods related16,70227.516,44328.616,66431.2
Public administration and safety12,46220.510,86518.99,67318.1
Business services9,76416.19,48916.59,22917.3
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3900.63220.63740.7

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