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1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2007   
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The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,584,513 at 30 June 2007, an increase of 16,309 persons (1.0%) since 30 June 2006.

All states and territories recorded population growth over the 12 months ended 30 June 2007. Western Australia recorded the highest growth rate (2.3%) and Tasmania recorded the lowest growth rate (0.7%).

For the 12 months ending 30 June 2007, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 6,726 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 13,146 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,563 persons.

In the June 2007 quarter South Australia recorded a net natural increase of 1,714 persons and a gain in net overseas migration of 2,219 persons. For every quarter since June 1981, with the exception of June 1993 (-217 persons) and June 1994 (-5), there has been a net overseas migration gain in South Australia's ERP. Net interstate migration in the June 2007 quarter resulted in a loss of 827 persons from South Australia. South Australia has had a loss in net interstate migration in every quarter since June 1992, with the exception of September 2002 when there was a small net interstate migration gain of 100 persons.

Nationally the preliminary ERP was 21,017,222 at 30 June 2007, an increase of 315,734 persons (1.5%) since 30 June 2006. For the year ended 30 June 2007, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 138,117 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 177,617 people.

In the June 2007 quarter Australia's population recorded a natural increase of 31,874 persons. The net overseas migration for Australia resulted in a gain of 36,400 persons.

Quarterly population change, components, June quarter 2007, South Australia
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)

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