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
|Resident workers occupations|
|City of Darwin||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Northern Territory||Number||%||Northern Territory||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,258||14.9||15.8||5,701||14.7||15.1||+557|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,140||12.2||13.8||4,629||11.9||13.4||+511|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||5,816||13.8||13.7||6,113||15.8||14.7||-297|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,937||4.6||5.7||1,843||4.8||6.1||+94|
|Inadequately described or not stated||835||2.0||2.5||648||1.7||2.4||+187|
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 (All industries).
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 (All industries) of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (23.5% compared to 20.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.2% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 5.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (8.5% compared to 9.4%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin increased by 3,295 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Darwin were those employed as:
- Labourers (+799 persons)
- Professionals (+765 persons)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+557 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+511 persons)