In the 2016 Census, there were 228,833 people living in the Northern Territory. Its cultural diversity is widely celebrated as one of its most enduring features and over 30% of its population was born overseas. Ancestries include Australian, English, Indigenous, Irish, Scottish, German, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Greek and Dutch. The largest groups of overseas-born are from the Philippines, England, New Zealand, India and Greece.
Only 58.0% of people only speak English at home. Nearly 55,000 people living in the NT are aged over 50 and population projections suggest a doubling in the proportion of the Territory’s population
aged 65 years and above by the year 2041.*
Our specialist representative in the Northern Territory is Program Manager, Cecilia Chiolero. Cecilia has lived in the Northern Territory for over ten years and has long-term experience in relating to people from different cultures and backgrounds. She has worked with translators for many years and is herself fluent in Italian and English.