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The Northern Territory Government has a plan for boosting our population. More people mean more jobs, stronger growth and better services for Territorians.

Our vision is a sustainably growing population that supports a healthy economy and thriving communities. Our goal is to return the population growth rate to the historical long-run average of 1.4 per cent, from the recent low growth path of 0.6 per cent.

Research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has identified the need to attract specific population segments to move to the Territory and to encourage those that live here to stay for the longer term. In order to achieve this, we will focus on the following areas:

  • Telling the modern Territory story
  • Attracting investment and creating jobs
  • Attracting and retaining migrants
  • Enhancing liveability
  • Understanding the drivers of population change.
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