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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in City of Darwin in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Darwin - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Managers
5,49213.112.35,04213.012.6+450
Professionals
9,89823.519.39,12723.519.5+771
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers6,25814.917.35,68714.716.1+571
Community and Personal Service Workers
5,14012.212.44,61911.912.8+521
Clerical and Administrative Workers
5,81613.814.66,12015.816.3-304
Sales Workers
3,1217.47.32,9017.57.5+220
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,9374.65.91,8364.76.2+101
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,5758.58.82,7967.27.3+779
Not stated or inadequately described
3080.70.76541.71.7-346

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

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Greater Darwin: 12.3% Professionals, Greater Darwin: 19.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Darwin: 17.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Darwin: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Darwin: 14.6% Sales Workers, Greater Darwin: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Darwin: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Darwin: 8.8% Managers, City of Darwin: 13.1% Professionals, City of Darwin: 23.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin: 13.8% Sales Workers, City of Darwin: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin: 4.6% Labourers, City of Darwin: 8.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Darwin: +450 Professionals, City of Darwin: +771 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darwin: +571 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darwin: +521 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darwin: -304 Sales Workers, City of Darwin: +220 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darwin: +101 Labourers, City of Darwin: +779
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (9,898 people or 23.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,258 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,816 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 21,972 people in total or 52.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Darwin employed 19.3% in Professionals; 17.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative 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 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.9% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Darwin increased by 3,291 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in City of Darwin were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (+779 persons)
  • Professionals (+771 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+571 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+521 persons)

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