3235.7 - Population by Age and Sex, Northern Territory, Jun 2000  
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June 29, 2001
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
Men still outnumber women in the NT

Males continue to significantly outnumber females in the Northern Territory, with 112 males for every 100 females, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Nationally there are 99 males for every 100 females.

At June 2000 the highest ratios of males to females were in the areas of East Arm (which includes a prison) and Litchfield Shire - Part A (which includes the Robertson Army Barracks). Males outnumbered females in all but four suburbs in Darwin and Palmerston - The Gardens, Wanguri, Moulden and Woodroffe.

The age structure of the Northern Territory's population at June 2000 also remains quite different from that of the total Australian population. The Northern Territory continues to have the highest proportion of people aged 14 years and under of any State or Territory (26% compared with 20% nationally) and the highest proportion of people aged 20-34 years (28% compared with 22%). In contrast, it has the lowest proportion of people aged 65 years and over (4% compared with 12% nationally).

The median age of Territorians (the age at which half the population is older and half is younger) at June 1999 was 29 years, which was six years younger than the national median age of 35.2 years. In Darwin and Palmerston, the suburb The Gardens had the lowest median age at 19.7 years, due largely to the presence of boarders at St John's College. The highest median ages, ranging between 37 and 42 years, were in established suburbs such as The Narrows, Parap and Fannie Bay.

Further information, including information on population by age and sex for Statistical Local Areas and Local Government Areas, can be found in Population by Age and Sex, Northern Territory, 30 June 2000 (cat. no. 3235.7).

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