Current statistics online

Northern Territory statistical information is found at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other agencies such as:

  • Department of Education: Enrolment, attendance and other statistics are available under 'Statistics, Research and Strategies.'

You can also search for statistics, research and other information on the Northern Territory Government website.

Print resources in the National Library

Start with the Library Catalogue
  • select the Browse alphabetically tab
  • choose subjects from the drop-down list
  • Type your keywords in the search bar

Example: Northern Territory -- Statistics

Selected works:

Statistics on the Northern Territory pre-1911 are included in the South Australian statistical register.

For the period 1911 to 1959, check the Yearbook of Australia. Find this online at the ABS pages for the Yearbook of Australia, under 'Past and Future Releases.'

Case Study

Indigenous Children in the Northern Territory

I am trying to find statistics on the abuse of children in the Northern Territory that 'sparked' the rush on the intervention.

For example, these statistics might show whether it's much more likely for Indigenous Australians to be abused and/or sexually abused than non-Indigenous people.

Are there any statistics that show the percentage of Indigenous Australians that have been abused?

Statistics related to Australia's Indigenous population, including health and social issues, can be found on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. The downloadable reports from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey include statistics on child abuse and neglect.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has a statistical overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, including data on child protection.

There are also a number of websites that provide reports and other information about the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, or intervention. Many of them describe the development of the program and others provide supporting documents and evidence such as statistics.


Report of the Governnment Resident for the year 1910

Report of the Government Resident for the year 1910, Northern Territory. Office of the Administrator, 1911

Report of the Governnment Resident for the year 1910. This includes population statistics, with estimates of the Indigenous population. Reports for 1882 - 1885 and 1888 - 1910 are also available.