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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,650,400 at the end of 2010, an increase of approximately 15,600 persons (1.0%) since the end of 2009. This was the slowest growth recorded of the five mainland states, but was slightly higher than the growth recorded in Tasmania and the Northern Territory (0.8%). Nationally, the ERP was 22,477,400 at the end of 2010, an increase of about 325,500 persons (1.5%) since 31 December 2009.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Preliminary data

Population at end December quarter 2010
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 272.2
87.9
1.2
Victoria
5 585.6
85.8
1.6
Queensland
4 548.7
76.0
1.7
South Australia
1 650.4
15.6
1.0
Western Australia
2 317.1
47.4
2.1
Tasmania
509.3
3.9
0.8
Northern Territory
229.9
1.9
0.8
Australian Capital Territory
361.9
6.9
2.0
Australia(a)
22 477.4
325.5
1.5

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).


In 2009-10, the Statistical Division (SD) of Outer Adelaide showed the largest ERP growth in South Australia (2.0%), increasing from a population of 136,700 at 30 June 2009 to an estimated 139,500 at 30 June 2010. The next largest percentage growth occurred in the SD of Adelaide (1.3%), increasing from a population of 1,188,100 to an estimated 1,203,200 over the same period.

Estimated Resident Population(a), by Statistical Division - South Australia

2009
2010
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 188.1
1.3
1 203.2
1.3
Outer Adelaide
136.7
1.9
139.5
2.0
Yorke and Lower North
47.1
1.4
47.6
1.1
Murray Lands
70.5
0.4
70.7
0.3
South East
66.0
0.9
66.7
1.1
Eyre
35.6
1.1
35.9
0.9
Northern
80.5
0.5
81.0
0.6
South Australia
1 624.5
1.3
1 644.6
1.2

(a) Estimates for 2009 are revised to align with new 2009 state and territory totals and estimates for 2010 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0)


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 3.083MB)


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

During the 2010 calendar year, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,020 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 11,745 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,163 persons.

For the same period, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 154,375 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 171,094 people.

POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended December 2010
Graph: POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended December 2010



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