Darwin Region and Malak

Darwin Region

There are various definitions of Darwin Region, or Greater Darwin; one NT Government definition of the Region includes the area from the Tiwi Islands to the Pine Creek area. DCA has defined its Regional scope for the last six years as an area including the local government jurisdictions of the City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, and Litchfield Shire.

About 120,000 people out of the Territory's 212,000, or nearly 57% of the Northern Territory population, live in the Darwin Region. Males comprise 52%, and females, 48% of the population. There are 28,800 families, with an average of 1.9 children per family, in 48,500 dwellings.

People aged under 25 comprise 35.5% of the population; those aged 25 to 49, 41%; and those 50 years and over comprise 23.4%. The median age is 33 years.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise 9.2% of the population.

In the Region, 67.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, Philippines 2.4%, New Zealand 2.1%, India 1.1% and Greece 0.8%. 56.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Regarding employment: 69.4% worked full-time; 19.6% worked part-time; 7.4%, away from work; 3.6% unemployed. The most common occupations in the Region included Professionals 19.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.8%, and Managers 12.6%.

Of the employed people in the Region, 7.9% worked in State Government Administration. Other major industries of employment: Defence 7.1%, School Education 4.8%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.5% and Public Order and Safety Services 3.1%.

Malak

Malak is in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin. It is named after the Malak-Malak, an Indigenous group in the Daly River Region. DCA is headquartered in Malak, and considers Malak as a pilot area for its grassroots arts development projects.

There are 3,300 people who live in Malak; 49% are male, 51% female. There are 777 families with an average of 2 children per family, in 1,140 dwellings.
People aged under 25 comprise 38.6% of the population; those aged 25 to 49, 36%; and those 50 years and over comprise 25.5%. The median age is 33 years.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise 16.5% of the population.

In Malak, 63.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 3.0%, England 2.5%, Timor-Leste 2.2%, Indonesia 1.8% and New Zealand 1.5%. 53.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Regarding employment: 66% worked full-time; 21.9% worked part-time; 7.2%, away from work; 5% unemployed. The most common occupations in Malak included Clerical and Administrative Workers 19.6%, Professionals 16.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.6%, and Labourers 10.7%.

Of the employed people in Malak, 9.6% worked in State Government Administration. Other major industries of employment included School Education 5.4%, Public Order and Safety Services 3.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.8% and Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.7%.

Sources:

ABS Quick Stats, Greater Darwin
http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/...

ABS Quick Stats, Malak
http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/...