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Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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Population The Territory occupies approximately one sixth of Australias landmass but accounts for only 1% of the national population. It has a population density of 0.1 persons per square km, which is lower than any other State or Territory and well below the national density of 2.4 persons per square km. It is also very low compared to the population density of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries of 129.2 persons per square km. Population Growth Over the year to 31 December 1996 the Territory population is estimated to have increased by 2.2% to 180 777, compared with the national population increase of 1.2% (to 18 397 700) over Table 1.1 Population (December 1996) Persons 000 /km2 New South Wales 6 226 7.8 Victoria 4 562 20.1 Queensland 3 389 2.0 Western Australia 1 481 0.6 South Australia 1 779 1.8 Tasmania 473 6.9 Australian Capital Territory 308 130.7 Northern Territory 181 0.1 Australia 18 398 2.4 Source: ABS Cat. No. 3101.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 NT Qld WA NSW ACT Vic SA Tas Aust State and Territory Population Growth Rates (Year to December 1996) Source: ABS Cat. No. 3101.0 % Figure 1.1 1

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