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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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44 Population 2013-14 Budget factors including the availability of housing and associated amenities. It is important to note that flyin flyout (FIFO) workers are not included in counts of interstate migration and that there is generally considered to be a delay between interstate migrants arriving and the update of data. There was a relatively larger decline in the number of departures in the 201112 period. In the year to June2012, 16699people left compared with 17678 in the year to June 2011. In 201112, the largest net loss of interstate migrants from the Territory was to Western Australia, followed by Queensland (see Chart4.4). Source: ABS Cat. No. 3101.0 In 201112, there were 5816 overseas arrivals in the Territory and 3812overseas departures, contributing a net gain of 2004people to the Territorys population. In 201112, NOM was the fastest growing component of population growth in the Territory, increasing by over 200percent (from a small base) since 201011. NOM has historically been a net positive contributor to population growth in the Territory and, while more volatile than natural increase, is substantially more stable than NIM. NOM increased across all jurisdictions from 201011 to 201112 with the largest percentage increase in NOM occurring in the Territory (218percent), followed by Western Australia (53percent). Nationally, NOM increased in 201112, up by 22percent from the previous financial year. In 201112, NOM in the Territory represented 1.0percent of national total. Increased NOM in the Territory has been driven by a large increase in overseas arrivals (32.9percent increase in 201112 from 201011) compared with a comparatively small increase in departures (1.8percent). In recent years, temporary visa holders and, in particular, international students have been key drivers of NOM both in the Territory and at the national level. In 201011, the Territory received the highest number of Humanitarian Program permanent additions on record (341). This is more than the Territory received in the previous threeyearscombined. Chart 4.2: Territory Net Interstate Migration Flows by Jurisdiction, 2006-07 to 2010-11 (annualaverage) -2000 -1500 -1000 -500 0 500 1000 NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT Total Number 2011-12 5-year average Overseas Migration

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