Welcome to City of Darwin Community Profile

The City of Darwin Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 81,670, with a population density of 7.29 persons per hectare.

The City of Darwin is located in the top end of the Northern Territory.

The City of Darwin Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.





ABS ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (112 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare


Birth numbers remain high


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