3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Northern Territory

Population change

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:
    • Palmerston - South (15%)
    • Lyons (5.8%)
    • Tanami (2.0%)

Components of population change
    • 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).


Centre of population

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


Population density

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)