National economic indicators series

The National Economic Indicators Series is a set of key economic measures for every Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia. The series is drawn from National Economics (NIEIR) modeling and other relevant data sources and is updated annually.

The indicators provide a snapshot of each local economy at a point in time, showing how it contributes to the broader State economy and how it is performing in relation to other areas.

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National economic indicators for local government areas, 2015/2016
Rank Local Govt. Area Gross Regional Product (GRP)(1) Local jobs(1) Worker productivity(1) (GRP/worker) Unemploy- ment(2) Businesses(3) Population (ERP)(4) Building approvals(5)
$m State % Number State % $ Rate Number State % Number State % $000 State %
1 Alice Springs 1,931 u 9.19% d 15,759 d 12.28% d 122,537 u 1.90% u 1,967 d 14.33% d 27,913 d 11.71% d 62,531 d 5.00% d
1 Barkly 480 u 2.28% d 2,796 d 2.18% d 171,791 u 8.91% u 211 d 1.54% d 8,159 u 3.42% d 18,487 u 1.48% u
1 Belyuen 4 s 0.02% d 47 u 0.04% u 82,257 d 2.99% u 7 s 0.05% d 208 u 0.09% d --- d 0.00% d
1 Central Desert 512 u 2.44% d 1,672 d 1.30% d 306,045 u 13.30% u 11 d 0.08% d 4,296 u 1.80% d 5,860 u 0.47% u
1 Coomalie 63 d 0.30% d 672 u 0.52% d 93,251 d 2.65% u 63 u 0.46% u 1,291 u 0.54% d 954 u 0.08% d
1 Darwin 9,651 u 45.92% u 61,607 u 48.01% u 156,660 u 3.39% u 6,749 u 49.16% u 83,465 u 35.01% d 496,906 d 39.76% d
1 East Arnhem 997 u 4.74% d 4,379 d 3.41% d 227,652 u 9.66% u 201 d 1.46% d 10,693 u 4.49% d 43,822 u 3.51% u
1 Katherine 824 u 3.92% d 5,771 u 4.50% d 142,672 u 2.30% u 793 d 5.78% d 11,028 u 4.63% d 65,131 u 5.21% u
1 Litchfield 2,221 u 10.57% u 12,904 u 10.06% u 172,136 d 2.71% u 2,075 u 15.12% u 23,879 u 10.02% u 211,473 u 16.92% u
1 MacDonnell 417 d 1.98% d 2,979 u 2.32% u 139,784 d 9.35% u 22 d 0.16% d 6,897 u 2.89% d 3,257 u 0.26% u
1 Palmerston 1,975 u 9.40% u 10,182 u 7.93% u 194,000 u 3.92% u 1,437 u 10.47% u 35,173 u 14.75% u 291,544 u 23.33% u
1 Roper Gulf 554 u 2.64% u 2,752 u 2.14% d 201,279 u 9.64% u 86 d 0.63% d 7,409 u 3.11% d 10,389 d 0.83% d
1 Tiwi Islands 79 u 0.38% d 1,071 u 0.83% u 73,389 d 10.80% u 6 u 0.04% u 3,093 u 1.30% d 785 d 0.06% d
1 Victoria Daly 240 d 1.14% d 1,483 u 1.16% d 162,010 d 7.15% u -- s % s 3,274 d 1.37% d 2,448 u 0.20% u
1 Wagait 18 u 0.09% u 56 u 0.04% u 325,058 u 2.54% u 7 s 0.05% d 427 u 0.18% d 3,181 u 0.25% u
1 West Arnhem 875 u 4.16% u 3,294 u 2.57% u 265,592 u 9.07% u 87 u 0.63% u 7,436 u 3.12% d 8,948 u 0.72% d
1 West Daly 175 d 0.83% d 897 u 0.70% d 194,491 d 12.90% u 6 u 0.04% u 3,773 u 1.58% u 23,992 u 1.92% u
Total State 21,016 100.00% 128,321 100.00% 163,776 % 13,728 100.00% 238,414 100.00% 1,249,708 100.00%

Sources:
1National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)©, 2015/16 .
2Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December Quarter 2016.
3Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2012 to June 2016 .
4Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015/16 .
5Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals 2015/16 .
More detailed data notes are available here

Data compiled (including all geographic and data concordance) and presented by .id , the population experts.