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Resident workers - Key statistics

18,743 people or 44.5% of City of Darwin's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Darwin20162011Change
NameNumber%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)42,077100.0100.038,786100.0100.0+3,291
Males22,51953.553.720,55053.053.7+1,969
Females19,56546.546.318,23647.046.3+1,329
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years5,35812.713.55,74814.815.7-390
25 - 54 years29,64070.469.526,56968.568.9+3,071
55 - 64 years5,57113.213.55,40413.912.9+167
65 years and over1,5123.63.41,0532.72.5+459
Top three industries--------------
Public administration and safety7,68818.318.17,98920.620.9-301
Health care and social assistance4,76611.311.14,15810.710.0+608
Construction4,1229.810.13,1458.18.2+977
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals9,89823.520.19,13323.519.9+765
Technicians and trades workers6,25814.915.85,70114.715.1+557
Clerical and administrative workers5,81613.813.76,11315.814.7-297
Hours worked--------------
Full time30,22871.872.227,84371.870.6+2,385
Part time10,93026.025.310,08026.026.6+850
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree14,29534.025.511,07728.621.4+3,218
Advanced diploma or diploma4,44810.610.33,89110.09.2+557
Certificate level9,52122.627.78,71722.525.7+804
No qualifications12,57129.932.913,45934.739.2-888
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5004,40110.511.6--------
$500 -$1,74925,01259.460.5--------
$1,750 or more12,02528.626.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car29,43570.067.026,85269.264.2+2,583
Public Transport2,8946.96.31,7084.43.9+1,186
Bicycle1,2753.02.51,3473.52.8-72
Walked only2,0814.98.52,1015.411.0-20
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas16,24938.629.412,08231.223.3+4,167
Speaks a language other than English at home11,98028.523.38,26321.319.5+3,717
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165,33512.78.6--------

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

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