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Monday, December 4 2017

Roadshow to identify NT’s population trends

Population experts will tour the Northern Territory to update communities on what the future may hold based on the 2016 Census data. Led by demographic researchers from CDU’s Northern Institute and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the team will be in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine to deliver region-specific seminars as part of the Territory Population Roadshow.

The team will provide an update on trends, implications and future directions for the NT. Figures indicated that although the population growth was slow in general, there were communities on the increase. Also, the NT is the fastest aging population in Australia, with seniors (those aged 65 and over) set to double in the next two decades.  The multicultural community is also growing rapidly.

It is anticpated that this analysis will help to inform government and stakeholders on how to plan and build on the strengths of each region as the Territory is becoming more urbanised with 60 per cent of people now living in the Greater Darwin region.

Other regions are experiencing very slow population growth, with some areas in decline

The roadshow will be held in Darwin on 29 November, Alice Springs on 4 December and Katherine on 7 December. For more information or to register to attend visit     cdu.edu.au/northerninstitute/events/demography-roadshow-2017


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