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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in City of Darwin in 2011 than any other occupation.

City of Darwin's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating City of Darwin's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Darwin - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Managers
5,04213.012.64,68913.413.1+353
Professionals
9,12723.519.57,73922.018.8+1,388
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers5,68714.716.15,03514.315.7+652
Community and Personal Service Workers
4,61911.912.83,90211.111.7+717
Clerical and Administrative Workers
6,12015.816.35,60316.016.4+517
Sales Workers
2,9017.57.52,9298.38.2-28
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,8364.76.21,6934.85.9+143
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,7967.27.32,8998.38.3-103
Inadequately described
6541.71.76201.81.9+34

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

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Greater Darwin: 12.6% Professionals, Greater Darwin: 19.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Darwin: 16.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Darwin: 12.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Darwin: 16.3% Sales Workers, Greater Darwin: 7.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Darwin: 6.2% Labourers, Greater Darwin: 7.3% Inadequately described, Greater Darwin: 1.7% Managers, City of Darwin: 13.0% Professionals, City of Darwin: 23.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin: 14.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin: 15.8% Sales Workers, City of Darwin: 7.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin: 4.7% Labourers, City of Darwin: 7.2% Inadequately described, City of Darwin: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Darwin: +353 Professionals, City of Darwin: +1,388 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin: +652 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin: +717 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin: +517 Sales Workers, City of Darwin: -28 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin: +143 Labourers, City of Darwin: -103 Inadequately described, City of Darwin: +34
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Darwin in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (9,127 people or 23.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (6,120 people or 15.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,687 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 20,934 people in total or 54.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Darwin employed 19.5% in Professionals; 16.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of City of Darwin and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (23.5% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.7% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.7% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Darwin increased by 3,673 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in City of Darwin were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,388 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+717 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+652 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+517 persons)

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