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1380.0.55.007 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Population Growth and Turnover in Local Government Areas (LGAs), 2001 to 2006  
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Appendix 1: Population Growth and Turnover - Top and Bottom Ten LGAs


Table 1. AVERAGE ANNUAL POPULATION GROWTH - Top Ten and Bottom Ten LGAs, 2001 to 2006 (a)

RankStateLGA
2001 Census count
(no.)
Modified 2001 Census Count (b)(c)
(no.)
2006 Census count
(no.)
Population growth rate
(%)
Arrivals (b)
(no.)
Departures (c)
(no.)
Population flow (c)
(no.)
Population turnover (c)
(per 1000)

1WACapel (S)
6608
5311
10209
9.1
4319
1861
6180
1163.6
2VICMelton (S)
51841
39920
78909
8.8
24665
8403
33068
828.4
3WAPerth (C)
7668
4616
11573
8.6
6095
2486
8581
1859.0
4VICMelbourne (C)
50573
37661
71382
7.1
39478
15513
54991
1460.2
5WAWanneroo (C)
80841
64708
110941
6.5
37969
17703
55672
860.4
6QLDWeipa (T)
2077
1517
2832
6.4
1139
898
2037
1342.8
7VICWyndham (C)
85207
68838
112698
5.8
27276
10522
37798
549.1
8SAAdelaide (C)
12902
9937
16657
5.2
8381
4491
12872
1295.4
9QLDCrow's Nest (S)
9797
8539
12639
5.2
4508
2764
7272
851.6
10WAChittering (S)
2754
2364
3517
5.0
1398
750
2148
908.6
506NSWBourke (A)
3536
2992
3094
-2.6
487
1034
1521
508.4
507QLDBlackall (S)
1678
1547
1458
-2.8
294
553
847
547.5
508WADerby-West Kimberley (S)
7531
6331
6504
-2.9
1182
1628
2810
443.9
509NTYugul Mangi (CGC)
1907
1616
1641
-3.0
71
82
153
94.7
510NSWCentral Darling (A)
2297
1976
1939
-3.3
351
579
930
470.7
511WAYilgarn (S)
1686
1440
1413
-3.5
349
677
1026
712.5
512SACoober Pedy (DC)
2296
1850
1911
-3.6
309
671
980
529.7
513QLDCloncurry (S)
3776
3186
3135
-3.7
1031
1213
2244
704.3
514WADalwallinu (S)
1769
1620
1368
-5.0
240
524
764
471.6
515WALeonora (S)
1929
1685
1409
-6.1
655
733
1388
823.7

(a) Based on 2006 Census boundaries and excludes Unincorporated areas and LGAs with 2001 population of under 1500
(b) Excludes people in the 2006 Census who were aged 0-4 years and those who did not state where they lived 5 years ago
(c) Excludes people in the 2006 Census who were aged 0-4 years, those who did not state where they lived 5 years ago, and overseas departures,
Source: Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006
Note: This table is based on place of usual residence. Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data


Table 2. POPULATION TURNOVER - Top Ten and Bottom Ten LGAs, 2001 to 2006(a)

RankStateLGA
2001 Census count
(no.)
Modified 2001 Census Count (b)(c)
(no.)
2006 Census count
(no.)
Population growth rate
(%)
Arrivals (b)
(no.)
Departures (c)
(no.)
Population flow (c)
(no.)
Population turnover (c)
(per 1000)

1WAPerth (C)
7668
4616
11573
8.6
6095
2486
8581
1859.0
2VICMelbourne (C)
50573
37661
71382
7.1
39478
15513
54991
1460.2
3QLDNebo (S)
2034
1333
2523
4.4
915
915
1830
1372.8
4QLDWeipa (T)
2077
1517
2832
6.4
1139
898
2037
1342.8
5SAAdelaide (C)
12902
9937
16657
5.2
8381
4491
12872
1295.4
6WAAshburton (S)
5603
4282
6080
1.7
2689
2592
5281
1233.3
7SARoxby Downs (M)
3488
2767
4056
3.1
1663
1715
3378
1220.8
8WACapel (S)
6608
5311
10209
9.1
4319
1861
6180
1163.6
9WARoebourne (S)
14252
10381
16419
2.9
5826
5600
11426
1100.7
10WAEast Pilbara (S)
5256
3625
6546
4.5
2214
1686
3900
1075.9
506VICColac-Otway (S)
20064
17843
20296
0.2
2360
2584
4944
277.1
507VICLatrobe (C)
67706
59580
69326
0.5
7938
8053
15991
268.4
508VICGreater Geelong (C)
186111
163924
197477
1.2
25489
17802
43291
264.1
509NSWWollongong (C)
181223
159873
184210
0.3
22526
19177
41703
260.9
510SAAnangu Pitjantjatjara (AC)
2554
2288
2235
-2.6
211
252
463
202.4
511NTTiwi Islands (CGC)
2228
1984
2129
-0.9
139
217
356
179.4
512QLDPalm Island (S)
2133
1800
1981
-1.5
73
244
317
176.1
513QLDYarrabah (S)
2143
1766
2375
2.1
117
174
291
164.8
514NTThamarrurr (CGC)
1513
1107
1930
5.0
95
85
180
162.6
515NTYugul Mangi (CGC)
1907
1616
1641
-3.0
71
82
153
94.7

(a) Based on 2006 Census boundaries and excludes Unincorporated areas and LGAs with 2001 population of under 1500
(b) Excludes people in the 2006 Census who were aged 0-4 years and those who did not state where they lived 5 years ago
(c) Excludes people in the 2006 Census who were aged 0-4 years, those who did not state where they lived 5 years ago, and overseas departures,
Source: Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006
Note: This table is based on place of usual residence. Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data



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