1386.0 - What's New in Regional Statistics, 2013  
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Image: Regional Population Estimates REGIONAL POPULATION ESTIMATES

Annual Estimated Resident Population data (Updated - Dec 2013)


A new and significant series of sub-state Estimated Resident Population (ERP) was released in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3218.0) on 30 August 2013. This release contains the final set of sub-state estimates from the 2011 Census (referred to as final 'rebased' ERP), and a new 20 year series of sub-state estimates for all regions back to 1991 (referred to as 'recast' ERP). Age-sex breakdowns of these estimates were also released on 30 August 2013 in Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3235.0).

These estimates supersede all previous versions of sub-state estimates produced for the period from 1991 to 2012, and were prepared for all of Australia's official statistical boundary sets, including local government areas.

Complimenting the release of this new and improved series of regional population estimates, the ABS has provided supporting material in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012 to explain the changes, including:

  • a two-page Fact Sheet summarising the changes to all regional population estimates
  • a detailed Feature Article explaining final rebased set of estimates from the 2011 Census
  • a detailed Feature Article explaining the one-off new recast series of estimates back to 1991.
The 20 year revisions to sub-state ERP follows from the 20 year revision to national and state/territory ERP, released in Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2012 (cat. no. 3101.0) on 20 June 2013.

The next release of sub-state population estimates, including for Local Government Areas, is due for release on 3 April 2014 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012-13 (cat. no. 3218.0). This release will include estimates as at 30 June 2013.

For further information about the new series or future release of regional population estimates email regional.population@abs.gov.au, or phone Andrew Howe on 08 8237 7370.