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About the area

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Litchfield Municipality is situated on the outskirts of Darwin amid tropical rural bushland, boasting a rural lifestyle with a wide range of well managed services and facilities available to its residents and visitors.

Spread over 3,100sqkm, Litchfield is rapidly growing offering larger land parcels for families is and is currently home to over 25,500 people. Litchfield residents enjoy a rural lifestyle which combines a mix of rural residential, horticultural, agricultural and industrial interests within its boundaries.

Robertson Barracks is a major Australian Army base located in the suburb of Knuckey Lagoon. Robertson Barracks was built during the 1990s. The Barracks are home to the 1st Brigade and the 1st Aviation Regiment.

The Litchfield Shire (as known until 2008) was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield and the land is the traditional home of the Larrakia, Woolner and Djowei Aboriginal people.

Demographic Information

The Litchfield Council community profile presents the population characteristics of our comunity, how it has changed over time and how it compares to other areas. It assists Council, the public, students, community groups, business and investors to become more informed about the rural area.

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Territory Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region and its suburbs based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

For more detailed information click on the corresponding link below:


Economic Information

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Territory Economic Profile provides economic analysis for the Litchfield Council Local Government Area combining 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of a local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.

It is a public resource designed to be used by council staff, community groups, investors, business people, students and the general public. You can be confident about the quality of the information as it is derived from official sources and the most robust economic modelling, analysed and presented by experts and funded by the RDA Northern Territory. Each data source is maintained with the latest series so you can be sure you are using the most up to date information.

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Litchfield Municipality is situated 25km (Litchfield Council Offices) from Darwin and 100km from Litchfield National Park. Set amid tropical rural bushland, boasting a rural lifestyle with a wide range of well managed services and facilities available to its residents and visitors. The Municipality...Read more


23,614 Regional Population Growth 2015 cat. No. 3218.0 18,994 Census 2011 Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collect data every 5 years through Census which aim is to accurately measure the number of people and dwellings across Australia. Population projects are carried out during the years...Read more


Litchfield Municipality has nine Indigenous Homelands and Town Camps within the region. None are managed by Litchfield Council; most are independently managed by a Corporation. For more information visit the Northern Territory Government Bushtel Website » Acacia Larrakia Darrandarra Humpty Doo...Read more


Litchfield Municipality is situated in the tropical North of Australia. The region has lagoons, woodlands and rainforests. The climate is best described with two seasons, Dry and Wet, with year round maximum temperature of 30° to 35°C and minimums between 17° and 26°C. The Dry season runs from May...Read more