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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within City of Darwin, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Northern Territory.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in City of Darwin will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Darwin;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Darwin, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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 occupations
City of Darwin - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
Managers6,08313.211.95,70212.911.9+381
Professionals10,88523.720.010,48523.720.2+400
Technicians and Trades Workers6,27713.617.15,98613.515.4+291
Community and Personal Service Workers5,37911.713.15,17611.713.2+203
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,62516.613.28,06718.214.5-442
Sales Workers3,7348.16.53,4377.86.6+297
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8204.06.11,8614.26.2-41
Labourers3,2707.19.52,8736.59.7+397
Inadequately described or not stated9192.02.47471.72.4+172

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Northern Territory: 11.9% Professionals, Northern Territory: 20.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Territory: 17.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Territory: 13.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Territory: 13.2% Sales Workers, Northern Territory: 6.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Territory: 6.1% Labourers, Northern Territory: 9.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Territory: 2.4% Managers, City of Darwin: 13.2% Professionals, City of Darwin: 23.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin: 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin: 16.6% Sales Workers, City of Darwin: 8.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin: 4.0% Labourers, City of Darwin: 7.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Darwin - All industries: +381 Professionals, City of Darwin - All industries: +400 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +291 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +203 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: -442 Sales Workers, City of Darwin - All industries: +297 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin - All industries: -41 Labourers, City of Darwin - All industries: +397 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Darwin - All industries: +172
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 workforce in City of Darwin in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,885 local workers or 23.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (7,625 local workers or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,277 local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 24,787 people in total or 53.9% of the local workers .

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 20.0% as Professionals; 13.2% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 17.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (23.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (7.1% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in City of Darwin workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-442 local workers)
  • Professionals (+400 local workers)
  • Labourers (+397 local workers)
  • Managers (+381 local workers)

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