Population of Northern Territory 2022 Statistics

Northern Territory was, also known as NT, is the state with the lowest population in Australia. The capital city of the state is Darwin.

Darwin is home to an approximate population of 120,000 inhabitants. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders account for 26.8 percent of the people of the Northern Territory.

It is estimated that the Northern Territory has a total area of 1,349.129 sq km, which is around 17.5 percent of the total landmass in Australia.

The “Top End” part of The Northern Territory has a coastline that extends over 13,500 kilometers.

Based on our study, the Northern Territory population will increase to 252,770 by 30th June 2022. The end of June is the date we use every year because ABS always follows Australia’s fiscal year when they have pushed the numbers.

This calculation relies upon the average annual growth rate of 0.81 percent over the last ten years, starting from 2011. We believe that using the latest numbers from the previous years (see the table in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise.

Population Growth of Northern Territory

When we look back at the last eight years of the Northern Territory’s population, the increase rate is relatively low, ranging from 0.20 percent to 2.56 percent, which adds around 500-6,000 people every year to the total population.

NT population growth was negative over the past two years. In all states, their growth rate is the lowest in Australia.

YearPopulationGrowth Rate

Demography of Northern Territory

According to the Australian census data, 51.7 percent of the population in the Northern Territory are male. Northern Territories are male, and 48.3 percent are female.

The top five ancestries of those living in the Northern Territory are: Australian, English, Aboriginal Northern Territory are: Australian, English, Australian Aboriginal, Irish and Scottish.

The five most popular languages (other than English) that are spoken within Northern Territory are: Northern Territory are: Kriol, Djambarrpuyngu, Greek, Warlpiri, and Murrinh Patha.

The top six birth countries for residents of the Northern Territory are: Northern Territory are: Australia, England, New Zealand, the Philippines, India, and the United States of America.

The demographics of religion in Northern Territory are 23.9% No religion, 21.6% Catholic, 14.6% % of religious affiliation not identified, 11.4% Anglican, 6.9% Uniting Church, 3.7% Lutheran, 2.7% Baptist, 2.4% Christian, 1.8 percent Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Buddhism.

Population Density of Northern Territory

Northern Territory’s population density is 0.16 people per kilometer, the state with the lowest population in Australia.

Northern Territory’s population density is one-third of the population density of the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. It’s one of the smallest states in the world.

PositionStatePopulation Density
1Australian Capital Territory151.49
3New South Wales8.64
6South Australia1.62
7Western Australia0.89
8Northern Territory0.16

Occupations and Industries

The most popular occupations for people who reside in the Northern Territory are 19.9 percent professionals, 15.1% Technicians & tradespeople, 14.7% administrative and clerical personnel, 13.4% Community & personal service employees, 12.0 Managers, 9.6% Labourers, 6.8 sales workers, 6.1% Machinery operators and drivers 2.4 percent of occupations not adequately identified/not specified.

The most important industries that people from Northern Territory work in are 20.9% Public administration and safety 10.0 percent Social and health care, 8.9% Education and training, 8.2% Construction, 8.1 Retail trade 6.2 Food and accommodation service, 4.9% Professional, technical and scientific services 4.8 other services 4.7 percent Transport shipping and distribution.

Facts About Northern Territory

  1. Northern Territory’s Finke River is the oldest system of waterways anywhere globally and has some parts going back as long as 340 million years.
  2. The majority of the population lives within Darwin and Alice Springs metropolitan areas. Darwin or Alice Springs urban areas.
  3. Port Essington founded the first Northern Territory settlement in 1824 to ward off French colonization.
  4. There isn’t much farming in the area. Pearl shells, peanuts, and trepan are among the most important exports.
  5. Northern Territory was part of New South Wales from 1825 until 1863 and then part of South Australia from 1863 to 1911.
  6. National Geographic Travel named the Northern Territory in their top 20 Best of the World list for 2014.
  7. The Arrernte Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of Alice Springs.
  8. Alice Springs is said to have the most art centers and galleries per capita than any other region in Australia.


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