Galiwin’ku is located on Elcho Island in the East Arnhem region 550 kilometres north-east of Darwin.

It has a population of 2,410 residents.

2017 jobs profile


Key highlights

The 2017 profile highlights:

  • there were 529 filled jobs, of which:
    • 359 jobs (68%) were filled by Aboriginal peoples - an increase of 92 jobs from 2014
    • 170 jobs (32%) were filled by non-Aboriginal peoples - an increase of 15 jobs from 2014
    • 55% of employed Aboriginal peoples are working in the private sector
    • Aboriginal peoples made up 68% of job holders in the town compared to 63% in 2014
    • Aboriginal females made up 44.5% of total Aboriginal filled jobs in the town compared to 55% in 2014.
  • there were 32 vacant jobs, of which:
    • job vacancies as a percentage of jobs was down to 6% in 2017 from 7% in 2014 - one in 17.5 jobs vacant
    • 22 of the vacancies were in professionals and clerical and administrative workers areas
  • Retail trade has steadily increased its filled jobs over the three survey periods and is the largest  industry employer in 2016.
  • The construction industry filled 121 jobs in 2016 after recording no jobs in 2014 and 2011.
  • Public administration and safety had a decrease of 126 filled jobs between 2017 and 2014.
  • Training had an increase of 152 student numbers between 2016 and 2013.
  • Building and construction was the largest training activity sector in 2016, followed by community services, health and education.
  • Textiles, clothing, footwear, and furnishings, transport and storage were new training activities delivered to 11 and 12 students respectively. These training areas were not delivered in 2013 and 2010.

Read the full 2017 job profile report for Galiwin'ku.

Galiwin'ku job profile PDF (2.1 MB)
Galiwin'ku job profile DOCX (1.1 MB).

Past job profiles


Workforce planning

The community workplace planning guide PDF (2.3 MB) consists of tools and resources to assist service providers to overcome workforce challenges in remote Aboriginal communities. Find out more about remote community workforce plans.

The community workplace planning guide can be used with the workforce planning template for Galiwin'ku DOCX (781.4 KB). This template is populated with data from the 2014 remote town job profiles.

For more information phone 08 8999 7758 or email

Last updated: 07 November 2018

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