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Territory Population Roadshow
Population change & growth is crucial to the Territory and much has changed. Armed with new 2016 Census data, demographic researchers from CDU’s Northern Institute and their international colleagues will update you on trends, implications and future directions for the Northern Territory, it's towns and beyond. The roadshows are FREE and coming to a Territory town near youRegister to attend

Darwin Population Seminar
29 November 4.30pm-7.00pm

Venue: CDU Waterfront Campus - Level 5, 21 Kitchener Drive, Darwin City, NT (Map)

We’ll look at Darwin, the Territory and similar places elsewhere in the world. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver key Census findings while Canadian colleagues discuss research on modelling population changes in small northern places. We’ll also hear about student research on Darwin’s ‘sticky’ German population, providing clues about encouraging more people to call Darwin home. View Darwin flyer & program

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Alice Springs Population Seminar
4 December 4.30pm-6.00pm

Venue: CDU Alice Springs, Building 15, 17 Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs, NT (Map)

We’ll look at population trends, implications and future directions for Alice and beyond. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver key Census data insights, we’ll hear international perspectives on making tourism work in places like Alice, as well as, contemplating population futures for Alice based on similar places and in light of global trends. View Alice Springs flyer & program

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Katherine Population Seminar
7 December 10.00am-11.30am

Venue: CDU Katherine Education Precinct (Block M), 19 Second St, Katherine, NT (Map)

We’ll look at population trends, implications and future directions for Katherine and beyond. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver key Census data insights, we’ll hear international perspectives on making tourism work in places like Katherine and contemplate the region’s population futures based on similar places and in light of global trends. View Katherine flyer & program

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Nhulunbuy Population Seminar
2018 date coming soon...

Venue: to be confirmed



Professor Dean Carson

Professor Dean Carson

Professor Carson is currently leading an international ‘northern research’ collaboration involving Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University, the Sweden Centre for Rural Medicine (GMC) Storuman, and Akademi Norr, Sweden. Dean is currently based in Swedish Lapland contributing to international research collaborations focussed on small area demography, and the recruitment and retention of professional staff to rural and remote areas. He is currently Chair of the SPADE (Sparsely Populated Areas Demography) research network. Link to online BIO


Reyhaneh Golestani

Reyhaneh Golestani is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Carleton, Department of Health Sciences in Ottawa. She holds a Master’s Degree in Population Studies from University of Tehran. Her main interest areas are migration, gender and family studies and her masters’ thesis entailed "A Study of Socio-demographic Factors Affecting Female Employment". Reyhaneh currently researches gender inequalities on access to health in small communities of sparsely populated areas. LinkedIn Profile

bindi kindermann northern institute

Bindi Kindermann

Bindi is a Program Manager, Census of Population and Housing, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  Bindi leads the preparations for the successful delivery of Australia’s 18th Census of Population and Housing to be conducted in 2021.  Her interests include improving the range, accessibility and use of data for research, analysis and public policy.


Anita Maertens

Anita Maertens is a current Master of Public Policy student at CDU's Northern Institute. She has worked in a range of policy, research and information management roles in the NT public sector. Her current research interests include population change in the NT and its impact on government service provision and sustainable development. Prior to moving to the NT, Anita completed postgraduate degrees in history, English studies and information studies in Berlin and London. Her main areas of focus were the history of the British Empire, postcolonialism and Indigenous knowledge systems. LinkedIn Profile

Prof Paul Peters

Associate Professor Paul Peters

Dr. Paul Peters is currently based in Ottawa at the University of Carleton specializing in Population Health, Spatial Data Analysis and Health Geography. The essence of his research is on the study of small places spaces in an era of big data and global health. Paul works closely with the Demography & Growth Planning Team and has contributed several chapters in the latest book “Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations” by Taylor et al. Link to his BIO

Andrew Taylor

Dr Andrew Taylor

Dr Taylor researches the causes and consequences of population change for the Northern Territory of Australia and northern regions more broadly. He undertakes both quantitative and qualitative research to understand impacts from policy, economic and structural changes for communities. In his PhD he investigated policy and theoretical implications from changing migration practices for Indigenous Territorians. Link to online BIO

Dr Tom Wilson

Dr Tom Wilson

Dr Wilson is an applied demographer specialising in population and household projections, migration analysis, the indirect estimation of demographic data, Indigenous demography, very elderly demographic trends, migration analysis and subnational demographic change. Link to online BIO


For program enquiries please contact:

Dr Andrew Taylor
Senior Research Fellow
P: +61 8 8946 6692
E: andrew.taylor@cdu.edu.au

Northern Institute’s Demography & Growth Planning team  builds knowledge and expertise on the relationships between the dynamic populations of remote and sparsely populated areas to economic, social and political conditions in those regions. READ MORE

2016 Census QuickStats CLICK HERE

*Photographs were provided with permission by Tourism NT