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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in City of Darwin than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of City of Darwin's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Darwin 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Northern Territory%Number%Northern Territory%2011 to 2016
Managers5,49213.112.25,04313.012.0+449
Professionals9,89823.520.19,13323.619.9+765
Technicians and Trades Workers6,25814.915.85,70114.715.1+557
Community and Personal Service Workers5,14012.213.84,62911.913.4+511
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,81613.813.76,11315.814.7-297
Sales Workers3,1217.46.82,8917.56.8+230
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,9374.65.71,8434.86.1+94
Labourers3,5758.59.42,7767.29.6+799
Inadequately described or not stated8352.02.56481.72.4+187

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Northern Territory : 12.2% Professionals, Northern Territory : 20.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Territory : 15.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Territory : 13.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Territory : 13.7% Sales Workers, Northern Territory : 6.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Territory : 5.7% Labourers, Northern Territory : 9.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Territory : 2.5% Managers, City of Darwin - All industries: 13.1% Professionals, City of Darwin - All industries: 23.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: 13.8% Sales Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin - All industries: 4.6% Labourers, City of Darwin - All industries: 8.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin - All industries: 2.0%
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 occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Darwin - All industries: +449 Professionals, City of Darwin - All industries: +765 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +557 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +511 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: -297 Sales Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +230 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin - All industries: +94 Labourers, City of Darwin - All industries: +799 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin - All industries: +187
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in City of Darwin in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (9,898 people or 23.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,258 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,816 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 21,972 people in total or 52.2% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 20.1% in Professionals; 15.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (23.5% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.2% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of Darwin increased by 3,295 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Darwin were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (+799 people)
  • Professionals (+765 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+557 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+511 people)

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