Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu)

Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu) is located on the southern coast of Bathurst Island, about 80 kilometres north of Darwin, with a population of 1,787 residents.

2017 jobs profile


Key highlights

The 2017 profile highlights:

  • there were 461 filled jobs, of which:
    • 315 jobs (68%) were filled by Aboriginal peoples, an increase of 45 jobs from 2014
    • 146 jobs (32%) were filled by non-Aboriginal peoples, an increase of 26 jobs from 2014
    • 73% of employed Aboriginal peoples are working in the private sector
    • Aboriginal peoples accounted for 68% of job holders in the town compared to 69% in 2014
    • Aboriginal females made up 53% of total Aboriginal filled jobs in the town, unchanged from 2014
  • there were 34 vacant jobs, of which:
    • job vacancies as a percentage of jobs increased to 7% in 2017 from 4% in 2014
    • job vacancies equate to one in 14.5 jobs
    • 23 of the vacancies were in community and personal service works, professional and labourer areas.
  • Education and training was the largest industry employer in 2017.
  • Arts and recreation had the highest increase in filled jobs of 34 between 2017 and 2014.
  • Accommodation and food services had the highest decease in filled jobs of nine between 2017 and 2014, followed by health care and social assistance with an increase of 29.
  • Training had an increase 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.
  • In 2016, food processing was conducted for 14 students. This training area was not delivered in 2010 and 2013.

Read the full 2017 job profile report for Wurrumiyanga.

Wurrumiyanga job profile PDF (2.1 MB)
Wurrumiyanga 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 Wurrumiyanga  DOCX (826.0 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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