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RDA Northern Territory

Employment status

98,514 people living in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 were employed, of which 71% worked full-time and 27% part-time.

The RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Employment statusNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Employed98,51494.896.586,51595.796.4+11,999
Employed full-time69,57267.069.559,61765.969.3+9,955
Employed part-time26,24725.324.824,11426.724.3+2,133
Hours worked not stated2,6952.62.22,7843.12.8-89
Unemployed (Unemployment rate)5,3985.23.53,9194.33.6+1,479
Looking for full-time work3,8803.72.42,6622.92.2+1,218
Looking for part-time work1,5181.51.11,2571.41.3+261

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

Labour force status
RDA Northern Territory - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Labour force statusNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Total labour force (Participation rate)103,91263.868.790,43463.068.5+13,478
Not in the labour force41,70925.620.636,36425.320.7+5,345
Labour force status not stated17,14210.510.816,66411.610.7+478

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, RDA Northern Territory: 94.8% Employed full-time, RDA Northern Territory: 67.0% Employed part-time, RDA Northern Territory: 25.3% Hours worked not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 2.6% Unemployed (Unemployment rate), RDA Northern Territory: 5.2% Looking for full-time work, RDA Northern Territory: 3.7% Looking for part-time work, RDA Northern Territory: 1.5%
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 employment status, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment status, 2006 to 2011 Employed, RDA Northern Territory: +11,999 Employed full-time, RDA Northern Territory: +9,955 Employed part-time, RDA Northern Territory: +2,133 Hours worked not stated, RDA Northern Territory: -89 Unemployed (Unemployment rate), RDA Northern Territory: +1,479 Looking for full-time work, RDA Northern Territory: +1,218 Looking for part-time work, RDA Northern Territory: +261
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 the RDA Northern Territory's labour force in 2011 was 103,912, of which 26,247 were employed part-time and 69,572 were full time workers.

Analysis of the employment status (as a percentage of the labour force) in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a lower proportion in employment, and a higher proportion unemployed. Overall, 94.8% of the labour force was employed (60.5% of the population aged 15+), and 5.2% unemployed (3.3% 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 the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 shows that there was a lower proportion in the labour force (63.8%) compared with Greater Darwin (68.7%).

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people employed in the RDA Northern Territory showed an increase of 11,999, and the number unemployed showed an increase of 1,479. In the same period, the number of people in the labour force showed an increase of 13,478 or 14.9%.

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