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RDA Northern Territory

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of RDA Northern Territory as of the 30th June 2015, is 249,448.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL RDA Northern Territory population for 2015. For areas within the RDA Northern Territory, 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 the RDA Northern Territory. Estimates for areas within the RDA Northern Territory 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)
RDA Northern Territory
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
2005211,304----
2006214,654+3,350+1.59
2007219,434+4,780+2.23
2008225,617+6,183+2.82
2009231,815+6,198+2.75
2010235,550+3,735+1.61
2011236,927+1,377+0.58
2012240,943+4,016+1.70
2013247,759+6,816+2.83
2014248,525+766+0.31
2015249,448+923+0.37

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) 2015, RDA Northern Territory: 249,448 2014, RDA Northern Territory: 248,525 2013, RDA Northern Territory: 247,759 2012, RDA Northern Territory: 240,943 2011, RDA Northern Territory: 236,927 2010, RDA Northern Territory: 235,550 2009, RDA Northern Territory: 231,815 2008, RDA Northern Territory: 225,617 2007, RDA Northern Territory: 219,434 2006, RDA Northern Territory: 214,654 2005, RDA Northern Territory: 211,304
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) 2015, Percentage change: +0.4% 2014, Percentage change: +0.3% 2013, Percentage change: +2.8% 2012, Percentage change: +1.7% 2011, Percentage change: +0.6% 2010, Percentage change: +1.6% 2009, Percentage change: +2.7% 2008, Percentage change: +2.8% 2007, Percentage change: +2.2% 2015, Change in number: +923 2014, Change in number: +766 2013, Change in number: +6,816 2012, Change in number: +4,016 2011, Change in number: +1,377 2010, Change in number: +3,735 2009, Change in number: +6,198 2008, Change in number: +6,183 2007, Change in number: +4,780 2006, Change in number: +3,350
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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