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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 than any other occupation.

The RDA Northern Territory'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 the RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Managers11,82212.012.610,50912.113.1+1,313
Professionals19,63619.919.515,73318.218.8+3,903
Technicians and Trades Workers14,91215.116.112,73814.715.7+2,174
Community and Personal Service Workers13,19213.412.810,84912.511.7+2,343
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,46714.716.312,61814.616.4+1,849
Sales Workers6,7036.87.56,4087.48.2+295
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,9536.06.25,0605.85.9+893
Labourers9,4269.67.310,17611.88.3-750
Inadequately described2,3652.41.72,4232.81.9-58

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, RDA Northern Territory: 12.0% Professionals, RDA Northern Territory: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Northern Territory: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Northern Territory: 13.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Northern Territory: 14.7% Sales Workers, RDA Northern Territory: 6.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Northern Territory: 6.0% Labourers, RDA Northern Territory: 9.6% Inadequately described, RDA Northern Territory: 2.4%
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, RDA Northern Territory: +1,313 Professionals, RDA Northern Territory: +3,903 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Northern Territory: +2,174 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Northern Territory: +2,343 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Northern Territory: +1,849 Sales Workers, RDA Northern Territory: +295 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Northern Territory: +893 Labourers, RDA Northern Territory: -750 Inadequately described, RDA Northern Territory: -58
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 occupations were:

  • Professionals (19,636 people or 19.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (14,912 people or 15.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (14,467 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 49,015 people in total or 49.8% of the employed resident population.

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

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 as Labourers (9.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in RDA Northern Territory increased by 11,962 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the RDA Northern Territory were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,903 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,343 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,174 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,849 persons)

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