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Tiwi - Brinkin

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tiwi - Brinkin is 4,121, with a population density of 10.07 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tiwi - Brinkin is bounded by the suburb of Lee Point in the north, Damabila Drive, Juwaning Court, Daldawa Terrace and Henbury Avenue in the east, Trower Road, Ellengowan Drive, Dripstone Road, Lakeside Drive and Rapid Creek in the south and the Beagle Gulf in the west.

Name origin

Tiwi is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "people". Brinkin is named after an Aboriginal tribe.

Settlement history

Development of the area was primarily during the 1970s and 1980s. The suburb of Tiwi was partly built before Cyclone Tracy struck in 1974. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Tiwi - Brinkin is an established residential and institutional area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Charles Darwin University (Casuarina Campus), Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Tiwi Oval, Casuarina Beach, Dorisvale Park and one school.