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1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, NORTHERN TERRITORY


Of the 16 LGAs in the Northern Territory, nine LGAs had high Census Night ratios. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up more than half of the usual residents in six of these LGAs (Barkly, Central Desert, MacDonnell, Roper Gulf, Victoria-Daly and West Arnhem).



HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, Local Government Areas, Northern Territory, 2011

Local Government Area
Census Night Population
Usual Resident Population
Census Night Ratio(a)

West Arnhem
7 984
6 232
128.1
Roper Gulf
7 778
6 121
127.1
Katherine
10 698
9 185
116.5
MacDonnell
6 792
5 832
116.5
Barkly
7 716
6 824
113.1
Victoria-Daly
6 698
5 922
113.1
Central Desert
4 177
3 718
112.3
Alice Springs
28 080
25 187
111.5
Darwin
80 486
72 929
110.4

(a) The Census Night ratio is the ratio of the Census Night population to usual resident population, multiplied by 100.
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011.


The population pyramid below shows the age and sex of the Census Night and usual resident populations in Victoria-Daly, in 2011. Both the Census Night and usual resident populations contained a relatively large number of children under 10 year of age, giving this pyramid a distinctly triangular shape. The characteristics of the population of Victoria-Daly were similar to that of other LGAs in the Northern Territory with high Census Night ratios, such as West Arnhem, Roper Gulf, MacDonell, Katherine, Central Desert and Barkly. This shape was not found in all LGAs in the Northern Territory, only those with the high Census Night ratios .


CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS, by Age and Sex, Victoria-Daly, Northern Territory, 2011

Chart: Census Night and Usual Resident populations, by age and sex, Victoria-Daly, Northern Territory, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011


You can find population pyramids for LGAs in the Northern Territory with a high Census Night population ratio, by following the links below.
West Arnhem
Roper Gulf
Katherine
MacDonnell
Barkly
Victoria-Daly
Central Desert
Alice Springs
Darwin

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