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.

Please note that the Local Government Areas listed here relate to boundaries which were current at June 2016, just prior to the 2016 Census, and used in the Census. Any changes since that time will not be reflected. As a consequence, the figures may not match exactly those used in other .id sites, which have been adjusted to reflect post-Census changes.

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National economic indicators for local government areas, 2016/2017
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 1,797 u 7.95% u 15,554 d 10.97% d 115,544 u 1.39% d 1,983 d 13.82% d 26,674 d 10.84% d -- s % s
1 Barkly 336 u 1.49% u 2,921 u 2.06% u 115,105 d 5.61% d 185 d 1.29% d 7,487 d 3.04% d -- s % s
1 Belyuen 1 s 0.00% d 12 d 0.01% d 137,617 u 2.21% d 4 s 0.03% d 177 d 0.07% d -- s % s
1 Central Desert 508 d 2.25% d 1,866 u 1.32% u 272,206 d 9.74% d 16 u 0.11% u 4,230 u 1.72% u -- s % s
1 Coomalie 110 u 0.49% u 716 u 0.51% u 154,508 u 2.03% d 85 u 0.59% u 1,424 d 0.58% d -- s % s
1 Darwin 8,420 d 37.26% d 61,681 u 43.51% d 136,515 d 3.22% d 7,133 u 49.72% u 84,346 d 34.27% d -- s % s
1 East Arnhem 754 d 3.34% d 3,584 u 2.53% u 210,518 d 6.96% d 29 u 0.20% u 10,375 d 4.22% d -- s % s
1 Katherine 895 u 3.96% u 5,529 d 3.90% d 162,002 u 1.74% d 806 u 5.62% u 10,545 d 4.28% d -- s % s
1 Litchfield 4,760 u 21.06% u 19,411 u 13.69% d 245,237 u 2.21% d 1,846 u 12.87% u 25,357 u 10.30% u -- s % s
1 MacDonnell 376 d 1.66% d 2,841 u 2.00% u 132,378 d 6.88% d 16 u 0.11% u 6,820 d 2.77% d -- s % s
1 Palmerston 1,578 d 6.98% d 10,619 u 7.49% u 148,654 d 3.95% u 1,506 d 10.50% d 36,483 u 14.82% u -- s % s
1 Roper Gulf 482 u 2.13% u 2,522 u 1.78% u 191,395 d 6.14% d 90 d 0.63% d 7,459 u 3.03% u -- s % s
1 Tiwi Islands 94 u 0.42% u 843 u 0.59% u 112,090 d 8.68% d 3 u 0.02% u 2,790 d 1.13% d -- s % s
1 Unincorporated NT 1,707 d 7.55% d 9,535 u 6.73% u 179,051 d 2.24% d 441 u 3.07% u 7,575 d 3.08% d -- s % s
1 Victoria Daly 159 d 0.70% d 978 d 0.69% d 162,755 u 5.45% d 40 u 0.28% u 3,199 d 1.30% d -- s % s
1 Wagait 13 u 0.06% u 65 u 0.05% u 210,642 d 2.16% d 6 s 0.04% d 506 u 0.21% u -- s % s
1 West Arnhem 544 d 2.41% d 2,384 d 1.68% d 228,513 d 6.29% d 136 u 0.95% u 6,990 d 2.84% d -- s % s
1 West Daly 66 u 0.29% u 700 u 0.49% u 95,318 d 8.59% d 21 d 0.15% d 3,668 u 1.49% u -- s % s
Total State 22,600 100.00% 141,761 100.00% 159,423 85.50% 14,346 100.00% 246,105 100.00% -- 100.00%

Sources:
1National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)©, 2016.
2Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December Quarter 2017.
3Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017.
4Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016/17 .
5Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals.
More detailed data notes are available here

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