Causes and consequences of population turnover in the Northern Territory

  • Roberts, Julie (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Barnes, Tony (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Garnett, Stephen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Young, Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Northern Territory experiences an extraordinary high rate of population turnover. Approximately one quarter (compared to less than 10% for most other states) of the Territory's resident population in 2001 had lived somewhere else 5 years earlier. The research will examine the characteristics and causes of this turnover as well as its long-term implications for the composition and associated planning capacity of the NT population. Of our particular interst is the effect of population transcience on the establishment, maintenance, and continuation of knowledge systems, both desert and tropical.
Effective start/end date1/07/0530/06/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$19,000.00