City of Darwin

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In City of Darwin 48.5% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 51.5% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in City of Darwin vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Darwin in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Darwin20162011change
Namenumber%. Northern Territorynumber%. Northern Territory2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)45,983100.0100.044,347100.0100.0+1,636
Age structure
15 - 24 years6,03413.113.06,50114.715.5-467
25 - 54 years32,10969.869.630,69869.268.7+1,411
55 - 64 years6,23413.613.96,03913.613.2+195
65 years and over1,6043.53.41,1002.52.5+504
Top three industries
Public administration and safety8,54618.617.39,20720.820.5-661
Health care and social assistance5,71712.410.75,14011.610.1+577
Education and training4,0328.88.93,5968.18.8+436
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers7,62516.613.28,06718.214.5-442
Technicians and trades workers6,27713.717.15,98613.515.4+291
Hours worked
Full time32,93271.672.732,03272.269.9+900
Part time12,06326.224.811,35325.626.0+710
Bachelor or higher degree14,84032.325.212,12027.321.6+2,720
Advanced diploma or diploma5,16711.210.34,70510.69.2+462
Certificate level10,76323.428.910,16122.925.9+602
No qualifications13,83430.132.015,46634.938.8-1,632
Individual Income
Less than $5004,65010.111.1--00--
$500 -$1,74928,56262.158.6--00--
$1,750 or more12,03426.228.3--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport2,1014.68.11,8824.24.0+219
Walked only2,1294.68.52,1624.911.2-33
Other Characteristics
Born overseas15,98734.829.112,77228.823.1+3,215
Speaks a language other than English at home11,51725.022.48,15718.419.1+3,360
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,79810.48.2--00--

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