City of Darwin

Characteristics of the unemployed

4.6% of the resident workforce of City of Darwin were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.0% in Northern Territory.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in City of Darwin go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Darwin20162011change
Namenumber%. % Northern Territorynumber%. % Northern Territory2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,052100.0100.01,457100.0100.0+595
Unemployment rate--4.67.0--3.694.7+1.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years58828.729.650534.71.9+83
25 - 54 years1,18257.660.279954.83.2+383
55 - 64 years22911.28.51208.20.4+109
65 years and over512.51.6251.70.1+26
Looking for
Full-time work1,27662.271.894564.94.0+331
Part-time work77537.828.351535.31.6+260
Bachelor or higher degree42220.68.921514.80.4+207
Advanced diploma or diploma1607.84.3845.80.2+76
Certificate level36918.017.530621.00.9+63
No qualifications1,00949.261.676352.43.7+246
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,11754.433.567646.41.5+441
Year 1128613.915.123516.10.9+51
Under Year 1059128.846.648633.42.9+105
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,52874.584.51,09575.24.8+433
Secondary school1296.34.7996.80.3+30
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences281.40.5130.90.0+15
Information Technology492.41.0241.60.0+25
Engineering and Related Technologies1849.06.21157.90.3+69
Architecture and Building693.42.7433.00.1+26
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies261.31.6261.80.1--
Management and Commerce22210.86.01419.70.3+81
Society and Culture1175.74.81006.90.2+17
Creative Arts412.01.2221.50.1+19
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services532.62.2513.50.1+2
Mixed Field Programmes50.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home77938.055.741928.82.7+360
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201641520.27.9--------
Has internet access at home1,65180.560.01,04471.72.6+607
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)60029.246.539727.22.5+203

City of Darwin

economic profile