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 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.
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 to September with very little rain, and humidity averages around 30%.
The Wet season, October to April, brings lush tropical storms highlighted with spectacular cloud formations and lightening. The monsoon rains increase the humidity levels with averages over 70%.
The build up is during November, when the humidity increases and the coolest time is June and July when the night temperatures drop sometimes to 11°C. The rural area is normally always hotter during the day and cooler at night than Darwin, although being only 25kms away.
The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Territory Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region and its suburbs based on results from the Censuses of Population and Housing.
The RDA also 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.
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