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City of Darwin

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of City of Darwin as of the 30th June 2016, is 83,465.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL City of Darwin population for 2016. For areas within City of Darwin, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for City of Darwin. Estimates for areas within City of Darwin are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
City of Darwin
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
200671,366----
200772,735+1,369+1.92
200874,613+1,878+2.58
200976,775+2,162+2.90
201077,886+1,111+1.45
201178,467+581+0.75
201279,853+1,386+1.77
201382,338+2,485+3.11
201482,238-100-0.12
201583,041+803+0.98
201683,465+424+0.51

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, City of Darwin: 83,465 2015, City of Darwin: 83,041 2014, City of Darwin: 82,238 2013, City of Darwin: 82,338 2012, City of Darwin: 79,853 2011, City of Darwin: 78,467 2010, City of Darwin: 77,886 2009, City of Darwin: 76,775 2008, City of Darwin: 74,613 2007, City of Darwin: 72,735 2006, City of Darwin: 71,366
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +0.5% 2015, Percentage change: +1.0% 2014, Percentage change: -0.1% 2013, Percentage change: +3.1% 2012, Percentage change: +1.8% 2011, Percentage change: +0.7% 2010, Percentage change: +1.4% 2009, Percentage change: +2.9% 2008, Percentage change: +2.6% 2016, Change in number: +424 2015, Change in number: +803 2014, Change in number: -100 2013, Change in number: +2,485 2012, Change in number: +1,386 2011, Change in number: +581 2010, Change in number: +1,111 2009, Change in number: +2,162 2008, Change in number: +1,878 2007, Change in number: +1,369
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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