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This collection comprises of statistical reports and factsheets related to the population and patient demographic of the NT. These publications are produced by the Health Statistics and Informatics branch of NT Health using Australian Bureau of Statistics datasets.

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  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Northern Territory population movement in the COVID-19 pandemic - Results from 2021
    (NT Health, 2024-02) ;
    Health Statistics and Informatics
    Interstate migration has consistently detracted from population growth in the Northern Territory (NT), with more people leaving the NT than arriving. In the NT, this population loss is usually offset by natural increase (greater births than deaths). However, the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in inbound and outbound migration changes. The 2021 Census of Population and Housing was conducted in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, including closed borders both domestically and internationally. Analysis of Census data will help to inform migration patterns in the NT observed during this time.
      1022  265
  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Northern Territory demography by Regions 1986-2016
    (NT Health, 2022-11-03)
    NT Health
    Understanding the demographic characteristics of the NT is an important component of policy development and improved service delivery. Changes in population also influence funding and resource allocations. In 2018, the Northern Territory Government defined six regions (NT Regions) for service provision and reporting. These regions are: Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield; Top End; East Arnhem; Big Rivers; Central Australia; and Barkly. The fact sheet summarises population changes from 1986 to 2016 overall and for each region.
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  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory hospital morbidity dataset : validation of demographic data, 1997
    (Epidemiology Branch, Territory Health Services, 1999)
    Condon, John R
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    Pearce, Michael C
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    Moss, Elizabeth
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    Innovation and Research
    Administrative data collections are becoming more important in the management, financing and monitoring of health services. The hospital morbidity dataset is particularly important in this regard since the introduction of Casemix mananagement and funding of hospital inpatient services and cross-border charging for inpatient treatment of interstate residents. High data quality is vital when financial allocation and management decisions are based on the hospital morbidity dataset.
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  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Northern Territory Demography 2015
    (Health Gains Planning, Department of Health, 2015-10) ;
    Steven, Guthridge
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Northern Territory demography in 2015
      10907  1650
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    Report
    Demographic data quality assessment for Northern Territory public hospitals, 2011
    (Department of Health, 2012)
    Foley M
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    Condon J
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    Health Gains Planning, Innovation and Research
    This data quality survey is the third project conducted by the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health over a 13 year period to measure the accuracy of demographic information collected by NT public hospitals about hospital inpatients. The NT component of the survey was conducted by the Health Gains Planning (HGP) Branch of the NT Department of Health. HGP Branch staff interviewed 892 inpatients of the five NT public hospitals during their hospital admission. Patients were asked about their age, sex, Indigenous status, country of birth, and place of residence. In addition, the NT survey included questions about the patient’s place of residence one year and five years ago. The survey results were compared with information recorded in the NT hospital information system, which is shared by all NT public hospitals.
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