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The Northern Territory is dynamic and progressive yet it retains a friendly relaxed pace that has made it such a popular destination for visitors and a great place to live. The population is the nation’s youngest, at a median age of just 31.3 years, but also the smallest with just over 235 000 people living and working in this vast expanse of land. Northern Territorians are typically vibrant, happy, outdoor-loving people who know how to enjoy life.

The population includes people from more than 100 nationalities.  As Australia's gateway to Asia the Northern Territory is home to third and fourth generation families from countries such as China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Throughout the Northern Territory Indigenous people, many still living traditional lifestyles in remote homelands, represent a quarter of the population and have a strong influence on the region’s culture.