City of Darwin

Industry composition

In 2021, the Household services sector accounted for 35.2% of employment in City of Darwin. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (31.6% in 2011)

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 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
City of Darwin202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2750.53670.63600.6
Mining3480.66561.14510.8
Goods related14,80225.118,18529.917,54531.6
Household services20,78135.221,36735.217,54331.6
Business services9,89316.79,44115.59,45217.0
Public administration and safety12,98522.010,75917.710,18318.3
Total Industries59,082100.060,776100.055,535100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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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City of Darwin

economic profile