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38,807 people living in City of Darwin in 2011 were employed, of which 72% worked full-time and 26% part-time.

City of Darwin's employment statistics are an important indicator of socio-economic status. The levels of full or part-time employment, unemployment and labour force participation indicate the strength of the local economy and social characteristics of the population. Employment status is linked to a number of factors including Age Structure, which influences the number of people in the workforce; the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area and; the education and skill base of the population (Occupations, Industries, Qualifications).

Derived from the Census question:

'Last week did the person have a full time or part time job of any kind?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Employment status
City of Darwin - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Employed
38,80796.596.535,10996.596.4+3,698
Employed full-time
27,84869.269.525,15069.169.3+2,698
Employed part-time
10,08825.124.88,96924.624.3+1,119
Hours worked not stated
8712.22.29902.72.8-119
map this data in atlas.idUnemployed (Unemployment rate)1,4113.53.51,2783.53.6+133
Looking for full-time work
9372.32.48402.32.2+97
Looking for part-time work
4741.21.14381.21.3+36

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Labour force status
City of Darwin - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal labour force (Participation rate)40,21868.168.736,38768.768.5+3,831
Not in the labour force
12,41121.020.611,04620.920.7+1,365
Labour force status not stated
6,39710.810.85,51310.410.7+884

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment status, 2011
Employment status, 2011 Employed, Greater Darwin: 96.5% Employed full-time, Greater Darwin: 69.5% Employed part-time, Greater Darwin: 24.8% Hours worked not stated, Greater Darwin: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), Greater Darwin: 3.5% Looking for full-time work, Greater Darwin: 2.4% Looking for part-time work, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Employed, City of Darwin: 96.5% Employed full-time, City of Darwin: 69.2% Employed part-time, City of Darwin: 25.1% Hours worked not stated, City of Darwin: 2.2% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Darwin: 3.5% Looking for full-time work, City of Darwin: 2.3% Looking for part-time work, City of Darwin: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, City of Darwin: +3,698 Employed full-time, City of Darwin: +2,698 Employed part-time, City of Darwin: +1,119 Hours worked not stated, City of Darwin: -119 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), City of Darwin: +133 Looking for full-time work, City of Darwin: +97 Looking for part-time work, City of Darwin: +36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

The size of City of Darwin's labour force in 2011 was 40,218, of which 10,088 were employed part-time and 27,848 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion in employment, as well as a similar proportion unemployed. Overall, 96.5% of the labour force was employed (65.7% of the population aged 15+), and 3.5% unemployed (2.4% of the population aged 15+), compared with 96.5% and 3.5% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The labour force participation rate refers to the proportion of the population aged 15 years and over that was employed or actively looking for work. "The labour force is a fundamental input to domestic production. Its size and composition are therefore crucial factors in economic growth. From the viewpoint of social development, earnings from paid work are a major influence on levels of economic well-being." (Australian Social Trends 1995).

Analysis of the labour force participation rate of the population in City of Darwin in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (68.1%) compared with Greater Darwin (68.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in City of Darwin showed an increase of 3,698, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 133. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 3,831 or 10.5%.

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