Australian Bureau of Statistics
1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2007
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The official population of the Northern Territory as at June 30, 2006 was 210 674 persons, an increase of 3.6% from the previous year's population of 203 407. The Northern Territory's population is centred around the capital city of Darwin and Alice Springs. Approximately 34.5% of the population lives in the Statistical Subdivision of Darwin City, with 20.6% living in the surrounding SSD's of Palmerston-East Arm and Litchfield. A further 19.2% live in the SSD of Central NT, in which Alice Springs is located.
As at 30 June 2006 there were 108 males for every 100 females in the NT. This sex ratio varied across SSDs with the highest ratio observed in east-Arnhem (129 males per 100 females) and the lowest in Central NT (98 males per 100 females). Population projections show that by 2011 the NT's population is likely to be between 214 039 persons and 250 681 persons. A sex ratio of 107 males per 100 females is expected in 2011.
Some 76.8% of the Northern Territory's usually resident population was born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being England (2.6%), New Zealand (1.7%) and the Philippines (1.0%). Of the Northern Territory's usually resident population 66% spoke only English at home, 2.7% spoke Yolngu Matha, and 1.3% spoke Greek.
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