3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Dec qtr 2014
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 565.5
103.0
1.4
Victoria
5 886.4
101.5
1.8
Queensland
4 750.5
64.2
1.4
South Australia
1 691.5
14.8
0.9
Western Australia
2 581.3
40.1
1.6
Tasmania
515.2
1.4
0.3
Northern Territory
244.3
0.9
0.4
Australian Capital Territory
387.6
4.3
1.1
Australia(a)
23 625.6
330.2
1.4

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

Population growth
Graph: Population growth

Population Growth Rate, Year ended 31 December 2014
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 31 December 2014




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 December 2014 was 23,625,600 people. This reflects an increase of 330,200 people since 31 December 2013, and 64,000 people since 30 September 2014.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2014 (146,100 people) was 7.8%, or 12,300 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2013 (158,400 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 31 December 2014 (184,100 people) was 14.8%, or 32,000 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 December 2013 (216,200 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.4% during the year ended 31 December 2014.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 44% and 56% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 31 December 2014.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 31 December 2014.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 1.75%. Tasmania recorded the lowest growth rate at 0.3%.