3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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NORTHERN TERRITORY

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Darwin decreased by 360 (-0.2%), while the number living outside the capital city increased by 170 people (0.2%).
  • Greater Darwin's growth rate fell from 1.2% in 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of Palmerston - South (up by 880 people), followed by Lyons (390) on the northern fringe of Darwin.

Fastest growth areas: Palmerston - South (22%), followed by Lyons (6.9%).

Regional growth areas: Outside of Greater Darwin, the outback SA2 of Tanami was both the largest and fastest growing area (up by 70 people, or 2.2%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Northern Territory

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA3
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Palmerston - SouthPalmerston
4 947
878
21.6
LyonsDarwin Suburbs
6 048
393
6.9
Durack - Marlow LagoonPalmerston
4 751
86
1.8
TanamiAlice Springs
3 172
68
2.2
Howard SpringsLitchfield
7 667
64
0.8

FASTEST GROWTH

Palmerston - SouthPalmerston
4 947
878
21.6
LyonsDarwin Suburbs
6 048
393
6.9
TanamiAlice Springs
3 172
68
2.2
Durack - Marlow LagoonPalmerston
4 751
86
1.8
East SideAlice Springs
5 517
58
1.1


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Northern Territory - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Northern Territory, 2017-18