3235.0 - Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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NORTHERN TERRITORY

MEDIAN AGE

  • At June 2016, the Northern Territory (NT) had a median age (the age at which half the population is older and half is younger) of 32.4 years, which was the lowest median age of all states and territories. The median age of males (32.4 years) was slightly higher than females (32.3).
  • The SA2 in the NT with the highest median ages in 2016 was Ross (45.1 years) which is a suburb of Alice Springs, followed by Alligator (41.1) and Fannie Bay - The Gardens (39.3).
  • In 2016, Victoria River was the SA2 with the lowest median age (25.2 years) in the NT, followed by Thamarrurr and Gulf (both 25.4 years).

SA2s WITH OLDEST AND YOUNGEST MEDIAN AGES(a), Northern Territory, 2016

Median Age
SA2GCCSA
years

OLDEST MEDIAN AGES

RossRest of NT
45.1
AlligatorRest of NT
41.1
Fannie Bay - The GardensGreater Darwin
39.3
VirginiaGreater Darwin
38.7
TiwiGreater Darwin
37.9

YOUNGEST MEDIAN AGES

Victoria RiverRest of NT
25.2
GulfRest of NT
25.4
ThamarrurrRest of NT
25.4
East ArnhemRest of NT
25.5
BarklyRest of NT
25.9

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2016.


SEX RATIO

  • The NT had the highest sex ratio of all states and territories in 2016, with 105.9 males per 100 females.
  • Males outnumbered females in both Greater Darwin (109.5 males per 100 females) and the Rest of NT (100.9).
  • The SA2 of Howard Springs in the Darwin rural area, had the highest sex ratio in the NT, with 274.7 males per 100 females. This was followed by Darwin City (126.0) and Weddell (125.8).
  • The SA2s with the lowest sex ratios were Tanami (88.6 males per 100 females) and Yuendumu - Anmatjere (88.7), both in central Australia.


SA2s WITH HIGHEST AND LOWEST SEX RATIOS(a), Northern Territory, 2016

Sex Ratio
SA2GCCSA
males per 100 females

HIGHEST SEX RATIOS

Howard SpringsGreater Darwin
274.7
Darwin CityGreater Darwin
126.0
WeddellGreater Darwin
125.8
LarrakeyahGreater Darwin
123.3
Sandover - PlentyRest of NT
121.2

LOWEST SEX RATIOS

TanamiRest of NT
88.6
Yuendumu - AnmatjereRest of NT
88.7
FlynnRest of NT
91.1
East SideRest of NT
93.1
ThamarrurrRest of NT
93.4

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2016.


AGE AND SEX DISTRIBUTION

  • Greater Darwin had a lower proportion of its population under 25 years of age at June 2016 (33%, compared with 40% for the rest of the NT) and a higher proportion of people aged 25 years and above (67% compared with 60% for the rest of the NT).


AGE AND SEX DISTRIBUTION (%), Northern Territory - 30 June 2016
Population pyramid showing proportion of population by age and sex, NT, 30 June 2016