Northern Territory Population 2022

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As of March 2019, the Northern Territory has a population of 247,327 residents. A rise of only 0.1% is forecast for 2019, bringing the total population to over 247,200.

A record-low percentage change in Australia’s total population Northern Territory’s capital and largest city are located in Darwin, making it the most populous city in the Northern Territory.




One hundred forty-eight thousand five hundred sixty-four people live in Darwin’s central business district, and that number is steadily rising.

Since the 31st of March of this year, the official population estimate was 247,327. Since March 2017, this figure has risen by 0.1 percent. Overseas migration to Australia is expected to be 236,800, down from the previous year’s 259,600.

Most populated areas in Northern Territory

Rank Urban Area Population
1 Darwin 146,612
2 Alice Springs 26,674
3 Katherine 6,303
4 Howard Springs 5,132
5 Nhulunbuy 3,240
6 Tennant Creek 2,991
7 Maningrida 2,308
8 Port Keats (Wadeye) 2,280
9 Galiwinku 2,088
10 Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu) 1,563
11 Milingimbi 1,225
12 Yulara 1,099
13 Jabiru 1,081
14 Alyangula 873

Darwin – Northern Territory




There are now 146,612 individuals living in the Darwin metro region, making it one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country.

As the Northern Territory’s second-largest city, Palmerston is a popular tourist destination. Northern Territory’s capital city and most northerly city, Darwin, is located in Darwin.

Demographics – Male and Female

There are 48.2 percent women and 48.2 percent men in the Northern Territories. Only one state or territory has a greater male-to-female population ratio. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.

Gender Percentage Figure
Male 51.8% 110,266 
Female 48.2% 110,266

Median Age

The average age of the people in the Northern Territory is 32 years old. 25-29-year-olds make up 9.5% of the Northern Territories’ total population (21,707 People).




This group has a lower average age than the rest of the country. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.

Northern Territory Median Age 32 Years Old

Median Household Income

There is an average weekly income of $1,983 in the Northern Territory. Despite this, the average weekly wage is $871. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.

Northern Territory Median Household Income $1,983 a week

Median Weekly Rent

The average rent in the Northern Territories is $380 per week. In the Northern Territory, the average household size is 2.9 persons. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.

Northern Territory Median Weekly Rent $380 a week




Religious Affiliation

“No religion” was the most popular answer for religious affiliation, with 29.4 percent of the Northern Territories population expressing this preference, followed by Catholicism at 20 percent.

Since the 2011 census, the percentage of persons who identify as non-religious has risen by 6%. This information was gathered from one of the most recent censuses conducted by the Australian government.

Occupation

Many people in the Northern Territory are self-employed, while 20.1 percent are professionals. Technical and trades workers come in second with a share of employment of 15.8%, much higher than the national average of 13.0%.

This information was gathered from the most recent census conducted by the Australian government.

States and Territories Population 2017-18, 2019

States and Territories Population March 2019 Percentage change over 2017-18
New South Wales 7,988,241 1.5%
Victoria 6,460,675 2.2%
Queensland 5,011,216 1.7%
South Australia 1,736,422 0.7%
Western Australia 2,595,192 0.8%
Tasmania 528,201 1.1%
Australian Capital Territory 420,960 2.2%
Northern Territory 247,327 -0.1%
*Total Australian Population 24,899,100 1.6%




Northern Territory facts

  1. One of the world’s oldest river systems is located in Australia’s Northern Territory. A 340-million-year-old river may be the Finke River!
  2. After being devastated by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas morning in 1974, the city of Darwin was destroyed.
  3. There are now over 2 million wild camels in the Northern Territory’s desert.
  4. Uluru, Australia’s most iconic landmark, is located in the Northern Territory (Ayers Rock).
  5. Shot code of Northern Territory is NT.

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