The Northern Territory is the smallest labour market in Australia, with almost two thirds of employment located in Darwin. Public Administration and Safety is the largest employing industry (20%), followed by Health Care and Social Assistance (18%).
Given the small size of the Territory’s workforce (compared with the rest of Australia), it is important to make the most of your relationships with friends, family and other local contacts as they may be aware of job opportunities.
Vacancies that might be formally advertised in other parts of Australia are often advertised through more informal ways (for example, word of mouth, sign in a shop window or on social media). Knowing that, people looking for work might find more opportunities by using every available method. For information on what employers are looking for, please see what employers are generally seeking.
Employment by region, Northern Territory
|Employment Profile||Workforce Educational Profile|
|Part-time||Female||Aged 15 to 24 years||Aged 55 years or older||Bachelor degree or higher||Cert III or higher VET qual||No post-school qual|
|NT - Outback||25||49||11||20||28||30||30|
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.