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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Public Sector Inc luded in the N o rth e rn T errito ry public sec to r are general governm en t and pub lic a d m in is tr a t io n a lo n g w ith d e fe n c e and com m unity services sectors. The data covers T e r r i to ry , C o m m o n w e a lth an d L o c a l Governm ent categories. Table 15.1 highlights the p ercen tag e o f G SP a ttrib u tab le to the public sector in each State and Territory as well as nationally. The current level o f public sector em ploym ent in the Territory is lower than in 1984, in stark c o n tr a s t to th e le v e l o f p r iv a te s e c to r employment which rose by approximately 43% over the same period. Table 15.1 Public Sector % o f GDP Australian Capital Territory 49.5 Tasmania 23.0 Northern Territory 22.3 South Australia 21.2 Victoria 19.6 Queensland 18.7 W estern A ustralia 17.5 New South Wales 17.3 Australia Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1991/92 19.3 Figure 15.1 Northern Territory Public Sector Employment 000 persons 25 20 15 10 I Northern Territory H Commonwealth Local 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993* Source: ABS Cat. No. 6248.0 As at December * NT Treasury estimate 81