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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/2014   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Dec qtr 2013
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 465.5
110.3
1.5
Victoria
5 791.0
107.9
1.9
Queensland
4 690.9
79.7
1.7
South Australia
1 677.3
15.2
0.9
Western Australia
2 550.9
71.3
2.9
Tasmania
514.0
1.5
0.3
Northern Territory
242.6
4.0
1.7
Australian Capital Territory
384.1
6.1
1.6
Australia(a)
23 319.4
396.2
1.7

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Population growth, Quarterly
Graph: Population growth, Quarterly

Population Growth Rate, Year ended 31 December 2013
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 31 December 2013




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 December 2013 was 23,319,400 people. This reflects an increase of 396,200 people since 31 December 2012 and 85,100 people since 30 September 2013.
  • The preliminary estimates of natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2013 (160,400 people) was 0.9%, or 1,400 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2012 (161,800 people).
  • The preliminary estimates of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 31 December 2013 (235,800 people) was 2.2%, or 5,400 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 December 2012 (241,200 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.7% during the year ended 31 December 2013.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 40% and 60% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 31 December 2013.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 31 December 2013. Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.9%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.3%.

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