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1362.7 - Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/08/2003   
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NORTHERN TERRITORY - SUMMARY


Unit
Darwin SD and Environs
Darwin Region Balance
East Arnhem Region
Katherine Region
Barkly Region
Central Region
Northern Territory

Area
sq km
10 356
134 466
40 376
337 363
283 606
546 046
1 352 212
Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June 2002p
no.
109 248
12 804
13 947
17 289
5 871
38 854
198 013
Estimated resident population at 30 June 2001
no.
108 715
12 816
13 944
17 431
5 862
39 000
197 768
Annual growth rate 2001 to 2002
%
0.5
-0.1
-
-0.8
0.2
-0.4
0.1
Estimated resident population at 30 June 1997
no.
100 796
12 330
13 145
17 130
6 527
36 984
186 912
Annual growth rate 1997 to 2002(a)
%
1.6
0.8
1.2
0.2
-2.1
1.0
1.2
Age range of population 30 June 2001
0-4 years
no.
8 765
1 470
1 575
1 756
605
3 428
17 599
5-14 years
no.
16 560
2 814
2 866
3 398
1 147
6 791
33 576
15-44 years
no.
55 367
6 468
7 080
8 774
2 879
19 890
100 458
45-64 years
no.
23 552
1 758
2 197
2 870
1 029
7 334
38 740
65 years and over
no.
4 471
306
226
633
202
1 557
7 395
Total
no.
108 715
12 816
13 944
17 431
5 862
39 000
197 768
Dependency ratio
%
37.8
55.8
50.3
49.7
50.0
43.3
42.1
Median age, June 2001
no.
31.2
23.9
25.9
27.3
26.1
29.2
29.6
Births 2001, calendar year
no.
1 817
335
383
438
132
709
3 822
Deaths 2001, calendar year
no.
370
74
47
98
38
212
872
Indigenous population, Census 2001
Age range of population
0-4 years
no.
1,231
1,076
986
867
377
1,398
5,939
5-14 years
no.
2,594
2,270
1,816
1,850
810
2,972
12,314
15-44 years
no.
4,905
4,396
4,102
3,756
1,546
6,501
25,261
45-64 years
no.
1,191
917
874
811
386
1,608
5,798
65 years and over
no.
227
205
162
237
100
530
1,473
Total
no.
10,148
8,864
7,940
7,521
3,219
13,009
50,785
Dependency ratio
%
66.5
66.8
59.6
64.7
66.6
60.4
63.5
Labour force, DEWR(b), Dec qtr 2002
Unemployed persons
no.
2 298
567
460
598
125
1 653
5 800
Unemployment rate
%
3.6
12.5
8.4
6.9
5.4
8.1
5.5
Persons in the labour force
no.
63 317
4 522
5 447
8 638
2 318
20 303
105 300
Building approvals, 2001-02(c)
New houses
no.
409
20
34
63
23
94
643
Value of new houses
$'000
63 978.4
3 571.1
6 443.7
9 994.8
3 266.8
15 049.9
102 304.7
New other residential
no.
230
-
9
2
-
62
303
Value of new other residential
$'000
26 627.3
-
1 585.9
274.0
-
6 160.0
34 647.2
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
16 660.9
222.4
1 294.7
1 881.3
1 070.6
3 625.6
24 755.5
Value of non-residential building
$'000
110 244.7
1 113.9
2 358.2
4 305.9
5 568.4
35 806.0
159 397.1
Value of total building
$'000
217 511.4
4 907.4
11 682.7
16 456.0
9 905.8
60 641.4
321 104.7

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - NORTHERN TERRITORY
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
186 912
189 880
192 735
195 561
197 768
198 013
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
25 758
25 985
26 136
26 259
26 479
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
69 275
70 533
71 721
72 685
73 116
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
3 169
3 314
3 462
3 652
3 880
n.a.
Total males
no.
98 202
99 832
101 319
102 596
103 475
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
24 252
24 384
24 345
24 501
24 696
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
61 507
62 630
63 923
65 161
66 082
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
2 951
3 034
3 148
3 303
3 515
n.a.
Total females
no.
88 710
90 048
91 416
92 965
94 293
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
42.9
42.6
42.1
41.9
42.1
n.a.
Births
Total births
no.
3,588
3,641
3,576
3,685
3,822
3 724
Indigenous births
no.
1,259
1,284
1,419
1,530
1 688
n.a.
Crude birth rate(d)
rate
19.1
19.1
18.4
18.7
19.1
18.8
Total fertility rate
rate
2.175
2.200
2.153
2.216
2.260
n.a.
Exnuptial births
Total exnuptial births
no.
2,066
2,124
2,144
2,235
2 417
n.a.
Proportion of total live births
%
57.6
58.3
60.0
60.7
63.2
n.a.
Deaths
Total deaths
no.
891
871
832
909
872
908
Indigenous deaths
no.
458
415
399
450
429
n.a.
Median age at death
Males
years
56.3
52.3
55.5
55.7
56.0
n.a.
Females
years
57.6
58.2
61.7
57.8
61.0
n.a.
Crude death rate(d)
rate
4.8
4.6
4.3
4.6
4.4
4.6
Standardised death rate
rate
9.8
8.9
8.7
8.9
8.1
n.a.
Infant deaths
no.
45
45
42
43
41
42
Infant mortality rate(e)
rate
12.5
12.4
11.7
11.7
10.7
11.3
Marriages
Total marriages
no.
786
815
885
861
781
747
Crude marriage rate(d)
rate
4.2
4.3
4.6
4.4
3.9
3.8
Divorces
Total divorces
no.
416
457
409
455
447
519
Crude divorce rate(d)
rate
2.2
2.4
2.1
2.3
2.2
2.6
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7 068
5 800
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.9
5.5
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
103,137
105 300
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
1,105
1,248
1,518
904
607
643
Value of new houses
$'000
137,465.1
163,855.1
208,353.0
127,848.0
90,283.0
102 304.7
New other residential building
no.
842
956
682
609
486
303
Value of new other residential building
$'000
72,352.3
109,578.1
73,905.1
77,893.6
65,173.9
34 647.2
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
23,341.1
27,767.6
30,572.3
30,403.8
22,012.9
24 755.5
Value of non-residential building
$'000
24,124.9
247,552.9
188,110.4
139,645.4
196,619.0
159 397.1
Value of total building
$'000
47,440.7
548,753.8
500,940.8
375,790.6
374,088.4
321 104.7
Building completions, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
948
1,142
1,384
1,120
597
678
Value of new houses
$'000
114,923.0
142,389.0
190,841.0
159,738.0
89,774.2
106 708.7
New other residential building
no.
623
859
793
648
467
352
Value of new other residential building
$'000
58,202.0
81,346.0
88,516.0
83,356.0
62,763.8
39 755.3
Alterations/additions to residential building
$'000
21,720.0
27,145.0
30,753.0
31,187.0
26,220.7
21 187.3
Value of non-residential building
$'000
306,580.0
213,236.0
244,761.0
164,312.0
130,598.6
169 741.4
Value of total building
$'000
501,424.0
464,114.0
554,871.0
438,592.0
309,357.3
337 392.7

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - DARWIN SD AND ENVIRONS
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
100 796
103 122
105 032
107 027
108 715
109 248
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
12 501
12 699
12 859
12 986
13 118
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
38 890
39 863
40 706
41 361
41 827
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
1 921
2 036
2 113
2 267
2 449
n.a.
Total males
no.
53 312
54 598
55 678
56 614
57 394
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
11 692
11 885
11 909
12 047
12 207
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
34 081
34 870
35 653
36 466
37 092
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
1 711
1 769
1 792
1 900
2 022
n.a.
Total females
no.
47 484
48 524
49 354
50 413
51 321
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
38.1
38.0
37.6
37.5
37.8
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
1,780
1,855
1,745
1,785
1 817
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
356
370
360
374
370
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3 168
2 298
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.1
3.6
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
61 623
63 317
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
767
930
960
627
406
409
Value of new houses
$'000
97,547.2
125,314.4
135,471.4
90 485.3
61,653.6
63 978.4
New other residential building
no.
671
795
599
580
371
230
Value of new other residential building
$'000
59,428.4
93,905.2
67,954.6
74 930.7
56,333.3
26 627.3
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
15,664.6
20,405.9
18,151.8
20 599.6
15,157.3
16 660.9
Value of non-residential building
$'000
196,771.1
202,835.0
126,313.1
109 021.9
118,610.3
110 244.7
Value of total building
$'000
369,411.4
442,460.5
347,890.8
295 037.5
251,754.3
217 511.4

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - DARWIN REGION BALANCE
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
12 330
12 553
12 558
12 737
12 816
12 804
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
2 058
2 108
2 134
2 165
2 235
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
4 235
4 269
4 239
4 276
4 238
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
154
154
149
137
136
n.a.
Total males
no.
6 447
6 531
6 522
6 578
6 609
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
2 004
2 029
2 015
2 041
2 049
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
3 727
3 828
3 866
3 953
3 988
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
152
165
155
165
170
n.a.
Total females
no.
5 883
6 022
6 036
6 159
6 207
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
54.9
55.0
54.9
54.8
55.8
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
251
276
322
307
335
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
86
79
69
90
74
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
557
567
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
12.3
12.5
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4 530
4 522
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
57
47
55
46
29
20
Value of new houses
$'000
6,286.2
5,659.8
7,516.3
6 119.2
4,395.3
3 571.1
New other residential building
no.
13
2
2
2
-
-
Value of new other residential building
$'000
1,295.7
295.0
179.0
300.3
-
-
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
1,412.0
1,104.5
1,595.7
2 384.3
787.2
222.4
Value of non-residential building
$'000
7,574.4
1,442.6
2,316.3
1 421.1
6,483.3
1 113.9
Value of total building
$'000
16,568.3
8,501.9
11,607.2
10 224.9
11,665.8
4 907.4

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.


TIME SERIES INDICATORS - EAST ARNHEM REGION

Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
13 145
13 348
13 602
13 820
13 944
13 947
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
2 217
2 228
2 251
2 264
2 303
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
4 547
4 646
4 729
4 821
4 811
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
96
109
101
107
97
n.a.
Total males
no.
6 860
6 983
7 081
7 192
7 211
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
2 066
2 064
2 101
2 133
2 138
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
4 117
4 194
4 315
4 380
4 466
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
102
107
105
115
129
n.a.
Total females
no.
6 285
6 365
6 521
6 628
6 733
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
51.7
51.0
50.4
50.2
50.3
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
285
294
311
350
383
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
50
58
56
60
47
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
508
460
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
9.4
8.4
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5 420
5 447
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
55
23
129
14
33
34
Value of new houses
$'000
7,671.7
2,995.0
19,094.8
2,196.9
5,525.3
6 443.7
New other residential building
no.
4
-
8
4
-
9
Value of new other residential building
$'000
530.0
-
884.5
521.7
-
1 585.9
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
986.0
550.0
2,830.4
2,005.0
1,111.7
1 294.7
Value of non-residential building
$'000
3,293.3
3,780.0
1,750.9
2,821.8
417.4
2 358.2
Value of total building
$'000
12,481.0
7,325.0
24,560.5
7,545.4
7,054.4
11 682.7

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - KATHERINE REGION
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
17 130
17 184
17 205
17 324
17 431
17 289
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
2 766
2 764
2 729
2 691
2 658
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
6 229
6 247
6 202
6 213
6 177
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
280
298
315
333
360
n.a.
Total males
no.
9 275
9 309
9 246
9 237
9 195
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
2 503
2 427
2 412
2 445
2 496
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
5 123
5 208
5 298
5 388
5 467
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
229
240
249
254
273
n.a.
Total females
no.
7 855
7 875
7 959
8 087
8 236
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
50.9
50.0
49.6
49.3
49.7
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
410
378
412
410
438
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
90
116
83
100
98
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
737
598
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.6
6.9
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8 583
8 638
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
77
54
140
77
53
63
Value of new houses
$'000
10,389.5
6,905.5
16,804.0
10,794.8
7,226.7
9 994.8
New other residential building
no.
24
5
39
5
4
2
Value of new other residential building
$'000
1,920.6
494.6
2,278.0
450.0
428.0
274.0
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
627.8
1,541.5
3,024.8
895.3
1,450.3
1 881.3
Value of non-residential building
$'000
14,340.1
28,660.2
11,405.3
10,628.9
5,493.6
4 305.9
Value of total building
$'000
27 278.0
37 601.8
33 512.1
22 768.9
14 598.7
16 456.0

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - BARKLY REGION
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
6 527
6 290
6228
6 052
5 862
5 871
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
1 017
992
961
918
874
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
2 292
2 208
2 189
2 139
2 068
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
127
115
128
112
108
n.a.
Total males
no.
3 436
3 315
3 278
3 169
3 050
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
1 026
1 003
977
934
878
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
1 965
1 886
1 880
1 861
1 840
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
100
86
93
88
94
n.a.
Total females
no.
3 091
2 975
2 950
2 883
2 812
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
53.3
53.6
53.1
51.3
50.0
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
155
126
118
133
132
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
50
39
36
35
38
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
204
125
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.8
5.4
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2 988
2 318
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
18
47
23
33
23
23
Value of new houses
$'000
1923.0
6044.3
2900.2
4404.2
3766.4
3 266.8
New other residential building
no.
-
-
-
-
-
-
Value of new other residential building
$'000
-
-
-
-
-
-
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
364.0
160.9
628.8
348.2
50.6
1 070.6
Value of non-residential building
$'000
2176.0
665.5
308.6
830.7
201.7
5 568.4
Value of total building
$'000
4463.0
6870.7
3837.7
5583.1
4018.7
9 905.8

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

TIME SERIES INDICATORS - CENTRAL REGION
Unit
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

Population
Estimated resident population at 30 June
no.
36 984
37 383
38 110
38 601
39 000
38 854
Age range of population 30 June
Males
0-14 years
no.
5 199
5 194
5 202
5 235
5 291
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
13 082
13 300
13 656
13 875
13 995
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
591
602
656
696
730
n.a.
Total males
no.
18 872
19 096
19 514
19 806
20 016
n.a.
Females
0-14 years
no.
4 961
4 976
4 931
4 901
4 928
n.a.
15-64 years
no.
12 494
12 644
12 911
13 113
13 229
n.a.
65 years and over
no.
657
667
754
781
827
n.a.
Total females
no.
18 112
18 287
18 596
18 795
18 984
n.a.
Dependency ratio
%
44.6
44.1
43.4
43.0
43.3
n.a.
Births, calendar year
no.
703
706
653
692
709
n.a.
Deaths, calendar year
no.
212
176
196
222
212
n.a.
Labour force, DEWR(b), December quarter
Unemployed persons
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1 894
1 653
Unemployment rate
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
9.5
8.1
Persons in the labour force
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
19 993
20 303
Building approvals, year ended 30 June(c)
New houses
no.
131
147
211
107
63
94
Value of new houses
$'000
13,647.5
16,936.1
26,566.3
13,847.5
7,715.7
15 049.9
New other residential building
no.
130
154
34
18
111
62
Value of new other residential building
$'000
9,177.5
14,883.3
2,609.0
1,690.9
8,412.6
6 160.0
Alteration/addition to residential building
$'000
4,286.7
4,004.9
4,340.9
4,171.4
3,455.8
3 625.6
Value of non-residential building
$'000
17,093.7
10,169.6
46,016.2
14,921.0
65,412.6
35 806.0
Value of total building
$'000
44,205.5
45,993.8
79,532.5
34,630.8
84,996.5
60 641.4

(a) Average annual growth rate.
(b) See glossary.
(c) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals shown.
(d) Crude rate per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births.

POPULATION

Estimated Resident Population

The resident population in the Northern Territory at June 2002 was estimated to be 198,013 with an average annual growth rate of 1.2% for the 5 years to June 2002. The NT population represents about 1% of Australia's total population of 19.7 million. With 17% of Australia's landmass the population density for the NT at June 2002 was 0.15 persons per square kilometre, the lowest of all states and territories and significantly lower than the national average of 2.55 persons per square kilometre.

Regional Growth

At 30 June 2002, more than half of the NT population lived in Darwin Statistical Division (SD) and Environs (55.2%) which had an average annual growth rate of 1.6% for the 5 years to June 2002. Palmerston-East Arm Statistical Subdivision (SSD) contributed significantly to the Darwin SD and Environs growth with an average annual growth rate of 9.5% for the 5 years to June 2002, and a 3.1% increase in 2001-02. The major regional centres of Alice Springs, Katherine, and Tennant Creek accounted for another 19.3% of the NT population. Population growth over the 2001-2002 financial year was unevenly spread outside Darwin SD and Environs, with a decrease in the populations of Coomalie (CGC), Bathurst-Melville (CGC), Jabiru (T), Daly, Groote Eylandt, Nhulunbuy, Elsey - Bal, Gulf, Katherine (T), Victoria, Tennant Creek - Bal and Alice Springs (T).

EMPLOYMENT

Employed Persons

Trend estimates show that at December 2002 there were 98,200 employed persons in the NT, 700 more than the number employed one year ago, 5,200 more than the number employed two years previously and 22,800 more than the number employed ten years before. Between December 1992 and December 2002 the number of employed persons in the NT increased by 30.2%, while the total number of persons employed in Australia increased by 23.6% over the same period.

Unemployment

At December 2002 the NT unemployment rate (trend estimate) was 5.5%. For much of the 1990s the NT unemployment rate was the lowest of all states and territories, and significantly lower than the national unemployment rate. The gap between these two series started to narrow from December 1998, and for the June and December 2001 quarters the NT unemployment rate exceeded the national rate.
Graph - Unemployment Rate - Trend


Participation in Labour Force

Between December 1992 and December 2002 the NT Labour Force participation rate fluctuated between 66.8% and 74.2%, while the national participation rate remained between 62.3% and 63.9%. The NT participation rate has been increasing since June 2000, and by December 2001 had almost matched the 10 year high of 74.2%. By December 2002, the participation rate had decreased again slightly to 73.1%.

HEALTH

Causes of death

The leading single cause of death in the NT in 2001 was Malignant neoplasms (cancer) which accounted for 19.6% of total deaths, although this cause accounted for only 11.2% of Indigenous deaths. The leading causes of death in the Indigenous population were diseases of the circulatory system (includes heart disease) accounting for 24.0% of Indigenous deaths (27.4% for the total population).

The total number of Indigenous deaths decreased by around 5% in 2001, from 450 in 2000 to 429 in 2001. However, the proportion of Indigenous deaths among Indigenous males increased from around 55% to around 60%. More Indigenous females than Indigenous males died from Diabetes mellitus and Assault, while more Indigenous males than Indigenous females died from all other causes.

NORTHERN TERRITORY ECONOMY

NT Gross State Product (GSP)

In 2001-02 the Northern Territory (NT) Gross State Product (GSP) (at current prices) was $8,903m, an increase of 3% from the previous year. NT GSP contributed 1.2% to Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
GDP AND GSP - CURRENT PRICES
AUSTRALIA
NORTHERN TERRITORY


GDP
GDP per capita
GSP
GSP per capita
Contribution to GDP
$m
$
$m
$
%

1991-92
406,604
23,375
4,532
27,129
1.1
1992-93
426,229
24,235
4,595
27,106
1.1
1993-94
447,021
25,161
4,618
26,808
1.0
1994-95
471,348
26,242
5,048
28,798
1.1
1995-96
502,828
27,636
5,487
30,487
1.1
1996-97
529,886
28,747
5,776
31,271
1.1
1997-98
561,229
30,094
6,069
32,087
1.1
1998-99
591,917
31,396
6,681
34,699
1.1
1999-00
628,621
32,904
7,415
37,873
1.2
2000-01
669,307
34,573
8,642
43,507
1.3
2001-02
712,980
36,378
8,903
44,538
1.2

Source:,,Australian,National,Accounts,State,Accounts,,2001-02,(ABS,Cat,no.,5220.0).

GSP,Per,Capita

In,2001-02,NT,GSP,(at,market,prices),was,$44,538,per,capita,,which,was,$8,160,(22.4%),higher,than,Australia's,GDP,per,head,of,mean,population.,NT,GSP,per,capita,has,been,greater,than,GDP,per,capita,each,year,since,1989-90.,(Note,that,prior,to,1989,the,ABS,did,not,produce,estimates,of,GSP,for,comparison.)

Annual,Growth

In,the,ten,years,to,2001-02,annual,growth,in,Australia's,GDP,has,remained,relatively,stable.,In,the,NT,,however,,GSP,has,been,quite,volatile,reflecting,changes,to,the,gross,product,in,the,mining,sector,which,is,the,most,significant,contributing,industry,to,the,NT,GSP.

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