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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2012   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2012
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 290.3
78.9
1.1
Victoria
5 623.5
89.0
1.6
Queensland
4 560.1
86.0
1.9
South Australia
1 654.8
16.5
1.0
Western Australia
2 430.3
78.0
3.3
Tasmania
512.0
0.8
0.2
Northern Territory
234.8
3.5
1.5
Australian Capital Territory
374.7
6.9
1.9
Australia(a)
22 683.6
359.6
1.6

(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 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 2012 was 22,683,600 people. This reflects an increase of 359,600 people since 31 June 2011 and 87,100 people since 31 March 2012.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2012 (151,300 people) was 0.5%, or 800 people, higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2011 (150,500 perople).
  • The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2012 (208,300 people) was 22.3%, or 38,100 people, higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2011 (170,300 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 30 June 2012.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 42% and 58% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2012.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 June 2012. Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 3.3%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.2%.

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