Growing the Northern Territory’s (NT) population is critical to growing our economy.
A larger, more diverse population will mean better services, a stronger retail sector, more opportunity, more jobs, more significant private investment and more revenue for the Territory.
The NT has been in a low population growth era for some time and the NT Government is facing this issue head on.
In 2017 the NT Government commissioned demographers at Charles Darwin University (CDU) to provide a summary of 12 years of population research and advise on strategies for stimulating the Territory’s population growth. The study provides a strong research-based platform to tackle population.
CDU’s research indicates that the best ‘return on investment’ targets are likely to be:
A report on twelve years of population research, the causes and consequences of population change in the Territory, and evidence based policy options to address these changes.
A report to the Northern Territory Department of the Chief Minister