International Removals to Australia | Shipping to Darwin Australia
Once a backwater, Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory in Australia. It is an exciting place to live as it is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. MPL’s international removals to Australia service includes shipping to and from all parts of Australia and the UK, including Darwin and the suburbs such as Brinkin, Larrakeyah, Nightcliffe, Stuart Park, Fannie Bay, Cullen Bay, Marrara, Wagaman and Parap.
Removals to Australia – Employment in Darwin and Northern Territory
One of the smallest states, with around 1% of the national population, Northern Territory has shown the biggest growth in employment of all the Australian states over the past five years – although this did fall off somewhat during 2011 due to the completion of several major construction projects in 2010. So, although rarer than removals to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we do see regular removals to Australia’s 16th largest city. As well as the usual demand for nurses, teachers, construction and engineering professionals, there is also additional internal pressure exacerbating the skills shortage in Northern Territory. Put simply, many Australians are reluctant to live and work in NT due to the climate, the higher cost of living and the general remoteness of the region. However, this is offset by generally higher wages and access to some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes, which appeals to many rain-soaked Brits.
International Removals to Darwin Australia – Our Guide to the City of Darwin
Its official, Darwin has been cited as one of Australia’s best places to live. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Property Council of Australia who quizzed those living in the country’s capital cities. With its relaxed life-style, good nightlife, vibrant economy and world class wilderness area it is easy to see why people choose to move here.
Darwin is a bustling, busy modern metropolis drawing people from all over the world. It is Australia’s newest capital city and had to be re-built twice; the first after it was bombed by the Japanese in world war two and the second after Cyclone Tracy struck in on Christmas Day, 1974, killing 71 people and wiping out nearly 70 per cent of the buildings. In fact 40 per cent of the population have moved here in the last 40 years.
More building work took place in the early 1980’s when the satellite town of Palmerston was formed, which lies 20 km south of Darwin. This is a well-laid out community with lakes, parks and golf courses. It is now one of the fastest growing places in Australia and house prices are said to be at least 20 per cent cheaper here than in Darwin itself.
The city is growing all the time and now has new port facilities, an improved airport and a railway. Darwin’s port is also growing in prominence because of the rise in exploitation of petroleum. Darwin’s Central Business District has also seen has seen major construction work including the billion dollar redevelopment of the wharf precinct with a convention and exhibition centre, shops, leisure facilities and apartments.
The most sought after residential areas of Darwin are along the coast and include the suburbs of Larrakeyah and Brinkin. Larrakeyah is close to the city and Larrakeyah Terrace along the harbour front is a popular place for a stroll. This part of the city is dominated by the army barracks and combined with the naval base, HMAS Coonawarra. A quarter of the population who live here work in defence (18 per cent) or state government posts. This inner suburb is well placed for popular attractions in Darwin city such as George Brown Botanic Gardens and Mindil Beach. Most people who live here are in the 25 – 54 year age group.
Another popular suburb which is seven miles from Darwin Central Business District, on the southern end of Casuarina Beach is Brinkin. This sprung up in the mid-80’s and is where Charles Darwin University Casuarina campus can be found as well as the city’s shopping centre Casuarina Square. Brinkin has a mainly Australian born population although 5 per cent of its residents were born in the UK. Incomes here are 30 per cent higher than the national average, with most people working in the public service industries such as education and health.
Humpty Doo and Howard Springs are both growing nearby rural areas, which have seen much redevelopment work. Humpty Doo has a population of around 5,500 people and is about 40 km from Darwin. It is known for its agricultural experiments, and one of the most successful are its mangos that get a good price in southern markets. It has seen recent residential work and the development of a shopping centre.
Howard Springs is a mainly rural area about 30 miles from Darwin's Central Business District but it is a growing area. Nearly 3,000 people live here and mainly work as technicians, trades workers, clerical posts or managers and professionals. Again, the average income here is about 30 per cent more than in the rest of Australia.
Darwin offers a good quality of life and the majority of the population are employed in either full or part-time work (96 per cent). Many people work in defence related areas as Darwin has a big military presence, with the army barracks and a naval base here. The International Airport shares its runway with the Royal Australian Air Force’s Darwin base. This airport has a played a huge part in aviation history, hosting famous names such as Amelia Earhart and the English pioneering aviator Amy Johnson CBE. It will take on even more of a military role in 2012 with the arrival of US troops who will be stationed here for the first time.
Darwin has a booming tourist industry with tourism accounting for 8 per cent of the economy. People are attracted to the miles of unspoilt beaches and markets including the lively Mindil Sunset Beach Markets which offers international cuisine, arts, crafts and entertainment. Darwin is also the gateway to the outback with tours of Kakadu or Litchfield National Park arranged from here. Also popular are the festivals including the Darwin Festival and the Seabreeze festival, in Nightcliff. The Chinese New Year is also a big celebratory event in Darwin.
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