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RDA Northern Territory

Industry sector of employment

More RDA Northern Territory residents worked in public administration and safety than any other industry in 2011.

The RDA Northern Territory’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
RDA Northern Territory - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9292.00.92,0242.31.4-95
Mining2,7052.72.21,6872.01.6+1,018
Manufacturing3,9564.04.23,8784.54.7+78
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3311.41.65200.60.7+811
Construction8,0428.29.16,0377.07.8+2,005
Wholesale trade2,1112.12.72,1262.53.0-15
Retail Trade8,0168.18.67,8029.09.7+214
Accommodation and Food Services6,1116.26.05,5446.46.0+567
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,6304.75.43,9544.65.3+676
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0521.11.31,2111.41.7-159
Financial and Insurance Services1,2661.31.61,3661.62.0-100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4141.41.71,2841.51.7+130
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,8184.95.63,9644.65.3+854
Administrative and Support Services2,9773.03.22,5933.03.1+384
Public Administration and Safety20,60920.921.618,78221.721.1+1,827
Education and Training8,8048.97.87,5188.78.5+1,286
Health Care and Social Assistance9,88610.09.38,5359.98.1+1,351
Arts and Recreation Services2,2012.22.01,7672.02.2+434
Other Services4,6934.83.73,1223.63.7+1,571
Inadequately described or not stated1,9232.01.52,7973.22.5-874

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

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Darwin: 0.9% Mining, Greater Darwin: 2.2% Manufacturing, Greater Darwin: 4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Darwin: 1.6% Construction, Greater Darwin: 9.1% Wholesale trade, Greater Darwin: 2.7% Retail Trade, Greater Darwin: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Darwin: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Darwin: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Darwin: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Darwin: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Darwin: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Darwin: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Darwin: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Darwin: 21.6% Education and Training, Greater Darwin: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Darwin: 9.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Darwin: 2.0% Other Services, Greater Darwin: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Darwin: 1.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Northern Territory: 2.0% Mining, RDA Northern Territory: 2.7% Manufacturing, RDA Northern Territory: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Northern Territory: 1.4% Construction, RDA Northern Territory: 8.2% Wholesale trade, RDA Northern Territory: 2.1% Retail Trade, RDA Northern Territory: 8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Northern Territory: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Northern Territory: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Northern Territory: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Northern Territory: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Northern Territory: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Northern Territory: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Northern Territory: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Northern Territory: 20.9% Education and Training, RDA Northern Territory: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Northern Territory: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Northern Territory: 2.2% Other Services, RDA Northern Territory: 4.8% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 2.0%
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 industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Northern Territory: -95 Mining, RDA Northern Territory: +1,018 Manufacturing, RDA Northern Territory: +78 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Northern Territory: +811 Construction, RDA Northern Territory: +2,005 Wholesale trade, RDA Northern Territory: -15 Retail Trade, RDA Northern Territory: +214 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Northern Territory: +567 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Northern Territory: +676 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Northern Territory: -159 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Northern Territory: -100 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Northern Territory: +130 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Northern Territory: +854 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Northern Territory: +384 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Northern Territory: +1,827 Education and Training, RDA Northern Territory: +1,286 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Northern Territory: +1,351 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Northern Territory: +434 Other Services, RDA Northern Territory: +1,571 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Northern Territory: -874
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 RDA Northern Territory in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (20,609 people or 20.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,886 people or 10.0%)
  • Education and Training (8,804 people or 8.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 39,299 people in total or 39.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Darwin employed 21.6% in Public Administration and Safety; 9.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (8.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in other services (4.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (2.0% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in RDA Northern Territory increased by 11,963 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the RDA Northern Territory were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,005 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,827 persons)
  • Other Services (+1,571 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,351 persons)

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