1379.0.55.001 - National Regional Profile, 2007 to 2011  
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27 May 2013
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Palmerston residents drive the way

More people living in Palmerston travelled to work by car than anywhere else in Northern Territory (75 per cent), according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This is just one fact you can find in the online regional profiles updated today. This product includes local government areas and other small regions in Northern Territory.

Lisa Conolly, Director of Rural and Regional Statistics National Centre said the ABS's National Regional Profile makes it easy for local communities to view a wide range of different data for their region.

"With over 3,000 regions available, people will be easily able to locate data and build their own stories," Ms Conolly said.

Data is available on hundreds of items including, population, births, average income levels, number of aged pensioners, number of motor vehicles, land use, and much more.

For example, did you know:

  • Darwin has 1,297 businesses with one to four employees.
  • More households in Palmerston have access to the internet (75.4 per cent).
  • Litchfield had the highest percentage (72.6 per cent) of young people (aged 15 to 19 years) fully engaged in work and/or study.

Regional information is available over a five year period up to 2011, so local communities can track changes over time in the characteristics of their areas.

A map interface makes finding regions very easy. To get started, just click on the ‘National Regional Profile’ link on the ABS website, www.abs.gov.au.

Media Note:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, regions in this media release refer to local government areas.
  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.