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Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows is 2,774, with a population density of 1.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows is bounded by a line running continuous of Totem Road, Totem Road, Bagot Road, McMillans Road, Henry Wrigley Drive and the suburb of Marrara in the north, the Darwin International Airport in the east, the Stuart Highway, Hudson Fysh Avenue and Douglas Street in the south and the suburb of Fannie Bay and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Name origin

Ludmilla is thought to be named after Ludmilla Holtze, the daughter of a migrant family who lived in the area in 1872. The Narrows is named after the narrow strip of land between Ludmilla and the Sadgrove Creeks.

Settlement history

Development of the area primarily began in 1960 and continued through the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased slightly during the 1990s as fewer new dwellings were added to the area. The population then declined by a similar amount between 2001 and 2011, mainly due to a significant decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows is a residential and military area, which also includes the Darwin International Airport and two Aboriginal communities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Darwin International Airport, RAAF Base Darwin, RAAF Darwin Golf Club, the Bagot Aboriginal Community, the Minmarama Aboriginal Community, Dwyer Park, Karu Park, Richardson Park and one school.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Eaton, Ludmilla and The Narrows.