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During 2006 the majority of the Northern Territory's workforce were found in the Public Administration and Safety industry (22% of the employed population), which includes government administration, justice, police, emergency services, and defence. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry was the next largest workforce with 10% of the employed population, increasing from 8.8% in 2001. Education and Training also increased from 7.9% of the employed population in 2001 to 9% in 2006. There has been a decrease in the Retail Trade industry from 11.9% of the employed workforce in 2001 to 9% in 2006.
In 2006, Professionals (18%) was the most common occupation in the Northern Territory, followed by Technician and Trades Worker (15%) and Clerical and Administrative worker (15%). Labourers (12%) and Managers (12%) were also in the top five occupations in the NT.
Further information on employment in the Northern Territory can be found from the following sources: