26 November 2013
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) predicts the population of the Northern Territory will grow by more than 50 per cent by 2040.
In its latest population projections, the ABS says it expects the number of people in the Territory will increase to 360,000 over the next 27 years.
In 2012, the Territory population was about 240,000.
ABS director of demography Bjorn Jarvis says current trends indicate that growth in the Territory is expected to continue for at least 50 years.
“Growth projections have the Northern Territory at around 450,00 people 50 years from now,” he said.
“Of that, our population in Darwin is expected to be around 226,000 and the rest of the NT would be around 227,000.”
With medium growth, Australia is expected to double its population by 2075.
Courtesy of ABC News