Northern Territoty

NT

The Northern Territory is located in the far northern part of Australia. The most famous landmark is Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. The Northern Territory occupies about one sixth of Australia’s total land mass, with a population of about 200,000 and is home to some of the natural world’s most unique and exciting destinations and is equivalent in size to France, Italy and Spain combined.

Like Western Australia, the Northern Territory’s economy is largely driven by mining, tourism also contributes significantly to the economy. The economy is further supported by agriculture, fishing, tourism, and public administration.

Areas of employment are included in the following table:

Northern Territory – Total persons 2011
Industry sector Number % Australia %
Accommodation and Food Services 6,111 6.2 6.5
Administrative and Support Services 2,977 3 3.2
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 1,929 2 2.5
Arts and Recreation Services 2,201 2.2 1.5
Construction 8,042 8.2 8.2
Education and Training 8,804 8.9 8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 1,331 1.4 1.1
Financial and Insurance Services 1,266 1.3 3.8
Health Care and Social Assistance 9,886 10 11.6
Information Media and Telecommunications 1,052 1.1 1.8
Manufacturing 3,956 4 9
Mining 2,705 2.7 1.8
Other Services 4,693 4.8 3.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4,818 4.9 7.3
Public Administration and Safety 20,609 20.9 6.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 1,414 1.4 1.6
Retail Trade 8,016 8.1 10.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 4,630 4.7 4.8
Wholesale trade 2,111 2.1 4
Accommodation and Food Services 6,111 6.2 6.5
Total employed persons aged 15+ 98,474 100.0 100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing  2011.