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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Population The Territory population is 0.95% o f the national population occupying approxim ately 17% o f A ustra lias landm ass. The Territory population grew at a slower rate during 1993 than in the previous year, at a rate m arginally less than that recorded nationally. The m ajor source o f grow th was natural increase while negative net in terstate m igration was partia lly offset by positive net overseas m igration. The A ustralian Bureau o f S tatistics (ABS) estim ates that the Territory population increased by 0.9% (or 1 473 persons) over the year to Septem ber 1993, to a record high o f 169 073 persons. The national population increased 1.1% (to 17 712 749 persons) over the same period. During the year to Septem ber 1993, the num ber o f fem ales in the Territory rose by 1.2%, com pared to a rise o f 0.5% in the num ber o f m ales. N ationally, an increase o f 1.1% was recorded in the num ber o f fem ales and an increase o f 1 .0 % in the num ber o f m ales. Figure 1.1 Northern Territory Population 000 1 o ri I M ales I Females 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993* Source: ABS Cat. No. 3101.0 As at December * NT Treasury estimate 1

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