• State

  • Region Size

    303211.18 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

    Tennant Creek
  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Devils Marbles
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Barkly

Discover Barkly

Welcome to Barkly, a hidden gem in the heart of the Northern Territory. Spanning over 300,000 sq/kms, Barkly offers a unique blend of Aboriginal culture and stunning rocky landscapes, including the famous Devils Marbles. Discover a place where work and leisure combine, and where the rugged beauty of the outback becomes your everyday backdrop. Embrace more opportunities, more community connection, and more of the breathtaking lifestyle that Barkly has to offer.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Barkly by understanding the people who live there.

  • 6,020

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 30

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 4,146

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 3,302

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 543

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Barkly Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Barkly form an important part of the community.

  • 195

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Barkly to assist in your decision-making.

  • 3,175

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 485

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 195

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Barkly to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 2,097

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.9

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 887

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,144

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 143

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Barkly has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 1

    Number of Hospitals

  • 13

    Number of Airports

Moving to Barkly
Tourism NT/Elise Derwin



Barkly offers plenty of work opportunities across various professions, including community and personal service workers, clerical and administrative roles, managers, technicians, and trades workers. In fact, over 70% of Tennant Creek’s residents are engaged in full-time work – higher than the national average. Known for their cattle, the Barkly region is also home to many million-acre cattle stations. Working in Barkly means enjoying opportunities that would typically take years to achieve in large cities. Transportation connections to and from Barkly are convenient, with accessibility by road, rail, and scheduled flights from Alice Springs and Darwin to the Tennant Creek Airport.

Living in Barkly


Easy living

Barkly surprises with its range of amenities, restaurants, and ease of living. Despite its remote location, you’ll find everything you need right at your doorstep. The region boasts excellent healthcare services, including a well-equipped hospital and other medical facilities. Families will find fantastic schools with engaged staff, childcare facilities, playgrounds, and abundant sports activities for the kids. Barkly offers a variety of eateries, pubs, clubs, and cafes, ensuring that you’ll always find a freshly brewed coffee to kickstart your mornings. With beautiful landscapes and easy access to iconic Australian sites, you’ll discover more to life in Barkly.

Towns of Barkly

From the historic and vibrant town of Tennant Creek, rich in Aboriginal culture and gold mining history, to the serene and picturesque towns of Ali Curung and Elliot, experience the captivating contrasts of Barkly.

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