Wadeye (also known as Port Keats) is located 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin, with a population of 2,631 residents.

2017 jobs profile


Key highlights

The 2017 profile highlights:

  • there were 500 filled jobs, of which:
    • 291 jobs (58%) were filled by Aboriginal peoples, an increase of 62 jobs from 2014
    • 209 jobs (42%) were filled by non-Aboriginal peoples, an increase of 12 jobs from 2014
    • 48% of employed Aboriginal peoples are working in the private sector
    • Aboriginal peoples accounted for 58% of job holders in the town compared to 54% in 2014
    • Aboriginal females made up 60% of total Aboriginal filled jobs in the town compared to 45% in 2014
  • there were 40 vacant jobs, of which:
    • job vacancies as a percentage of jobs is unchanged at 7% in 2017 from 2014
    • job vacancies equate to one in 14 jobs
    • 25 of the vacancies were in community and personal service workers and professional areas.
  • Public administration and safety was the largest industry employer in 2017, having the highest increase of 58 jobs filled between 2017 and 2014.
  • Retail trade had the second highest increase in jobs filled between 2017 and 2014.
  • Training increased in student numbers between 2016 and 2013.
  • Community services, health and education had the highest student numbers in 2016 as well as the highest increase in student numbers between 2016 and 2013.
  • The automotive and primary industry training sectors had the highest decreases in student numbers between 2016 and 2013 of 22 and 23 respectively.

Read the full 2017 job profile report for Wadeye.

Wadeye job profile PDF (2.2 MB)
Wadeye 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 Wadeye DOCX (840.3 KB). This template is populated with data from the 2014 remote town job profiles.

For more information phone 08 8999 7758 or email economicinnovation.ditt@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 07 November 2018

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