Anita Maertens

Master of Arts in Information Studies & Master of Arts in History

Research Associate

Anita has worked in the NT public sector over the past decade, primarily in policy, research, data analysis and information management roles. Prior to moving to the NT, she completed her postgraduate degrees in Berlin and London. 

Most recently, Anita has been studying a Master of Public Policy at Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute and joined the Demography and Growth Planning team as a population researcher.

Research Interests

  • Population change in the NT and northern Australia, impacts on government service provision and sustainable development
  • Population issues for northern and remote regions of the world
  • International migration and mobility

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Research Projects

Current Projects 

Population change in the 2016 ABS Census – a number of projects focusing on regional changes, non-resident migrants, international and interstate migration, impact of ‘boom’ and ‘bust’ cycles on resource based economies.

Publications & Resources

Working Papers

Media Coverage

Journal Articles

Maertens, A., & Taylor, A. (2018). Improving population retention in northern Australia: clues from German-born Territorians. Australian Population Studies, 2(1), 39-51. Retrieved open access from

Research Reports

Maertens, A., & Taylor, A (2018). The Northern Territory’s non-resident workforce in 2016. Northern Institute Research Brief Issue RB02. Darwin, Australia: Charles Darwin University.

Anita Maertens


T: 08 8946 7468

Darwin, Northern Territory



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