- Sustainable Yolŋu-run businesses are leading development of new industries and partnering through commercial joint ventures.
- Yolŋu organisations are providing services in their communities.
- All Yolŋu can access employment and training opportunities that are relevant to their aspirations and needs.
- Yolŋu are empowered in economic planning and decision-making, and development protects and enhances culture and country.
In 2016, 68.1% of East Arnhem residents identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. This compares to 2.8% for Australia for the same period.
In 2016, 62.1% of East Arnhem residents spoke an Australian Indigenous Language at home. This compares to 0.3% for Australia.
In 2017, there was a total of 71 Indigenous owned businesses registered in East Arnhem (excluding Nhulunbuy).
In 2016, the Indigenous participation employment rate was 71%.
In 2016, 31% of persons aged 15 years and over in East Arnhem completed year 12 or equivalent. This compares to 27.4% in 2011.
In 2018, the median total income in East Arnhem was $57,911. This compares to the Australian median of $49,805 for the same period.
*Date sources: id – the population experts, Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Northern Territory Government’s Remote Jobs Profile.