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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2010   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES


Population at end Jun qtr 2010
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 238.8
105.4
1.5
Victoria
5 547.5
99.3
1.8
Queensland
4 516.4
89.1
2.0
South Australia
1 644.6
20.1
1.2
Western Australia
2 296.4
49.1
2.2
Tasmania
507.6
4.4
0.9
Northern Territory
229.7
3.5
1.5
Australian Capital Territory
358.9
6.3
1.8
Australia(a)
22 342.4
377.1
1.7

(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 current quarter
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended current quarter




JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2010 was 22,342,000 persons. This was an increase of 377,100 persons (1.7%) since 30 June 2009 and 70,500 persons since 31 March 2010. The increase over 12 months was the lowest recorded since the year ending June 2007.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2010 (161,500) was 5.3% (or 8,200 persons) higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2009 (153,300).
  • The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2010 (215,600) was 31% (or 97,800 persons) lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2009 (313,400).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.7% during the 12 months ended 30 June 2010. The growth rate has been declining since the peak of 2.2% for the year ended 30 June 2009 and was the lowest growth rate since the year ending March 2007.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 43% and 57% respectively to total population growth.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 June 2010. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.2%) and Tasmania the smallest (0.9%).

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