City of Darwin
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.
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.
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Darwin - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Northern Territory %||Number||%||Northern Territory %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,277||13.6||17.1||5,986||13.5||15.4||+291||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,379||11.7||13.1||5,176||11.7||13.2||+203||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||7,625||16.6||13.2||8,067||18.2||14.5||-442||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,820||4.0||6.1||1,861||4.2||6.2||-41||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||919||2.0||2.4||747||1.7||2.4||+172||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)