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1380.0.55.008 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Business Owners in Regions, 2011  
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BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY


WHERE DO BUSINESS OWNERS LIVE?

There are two SA4s in the Northern Territory, Darwin and Northern Territory - Outback. In 2009-2010, 12% of income earners in Darwin and 9% of income earners in Northern Territory - Outback were business owners.



BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Northern Territory - 2009-10
Map: BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Northern Territory - 2009-10
(a) Persons who earned income from an Own Unincorporated Business as percentage of total income earners from all sources.


HOW MUCH DOES UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS INCOME CONTRIBUTE TO INCOME FROM ALL SOURCES?


In 2009-2010, the contribution of income from unincorporated businesses to total income from all sources was 5% in Darwin and 3% in Northern Territory - Outback.


WHAT INDUSTRIES DO BUSINESS OWNERS WORK IN?

Like many regions throughout Australia, construction was the main industry in which business owners in SA4s in the Northern Territory worked in 2011. Other industries with high rates of business ownership were agriculture, forestry and fishing, professional, scientific and technical services, and other services, such as hairdressing and beauty services, other automotive repair and maintenance, other personal services and other interest group services.

Construction

In 2011, 27% of business owners in Darwin and 22% of business owners in Northern Territory - Outback worked in construction.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Northern Territory - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4 (a), Northern Territory - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


Between 2006 and 2011, the number of business owners who worked in construction increased in both Northern Territory - Outback (by 20%) and Darwin (by 5%). The growth in business owners working in construction was slower than the overall increase in the number of people in the Northern Territory who worked in construction, which grew by almost a third (32%) over the same period.

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