Greater Darwin declined by 1,100 people (-0.8%), the rest of the territory increased by 10 (0.01%).
The areas with the largest growth were:
- Palmerston - South (up by 730 people), to the south-east of Darwin's city centre
- Lyons (350) on the northern fringe of Darwin
- Tanami (60) in the territory's outback
The areas with the highest growth rates were:
Components of population change
- Palmerston - South (15%)
- Lyons (5.8%)
- Tanami (2.0%)
Centre of population
- Katherine in the territory's Top End had the largest natural increase (140 people).
- Palmerston - South had the largest net internal migration gain (600 people).
- Darwin City had the largest net overseas migration gain (90 people).
The centre for the Northern Territory:
- was 42 kilometres south-west of the town of Katherine at June 2019
- moved 1.1 kilometres south-east and away from Greater Darwin over 2018-19, due to population decline in the capital
The centre for Darwin:
- was in the suburb of Wishart at June 2019, south of the Stuart Highway
- moved 120 metres south-east over 2018-19, towards the fast-growing Palmerston area
The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were:
- Nightcliff and Wagaman (both with 2,700 people per sq km) in Darwin's northern suburbs
- the inner-city suburb of Parap (also 2,700)