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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2007
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
6 908.9
71.4
1.0
Victoria
5 226.4
78.1
1.5
Queensland
4 201.1
90.6
2.2
South Australia
1 588.5
16.0
1.0
Western Australia
2 118.5
48.6
2.4
Tasmania
494.5
4.0
0.8
Northern Territory
216.5
4.6
2.2
Australian Capital Territory
340.3
5.2
1.5
Australia(a)
21 097.1
318.5
1.5

(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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2007 was 21,097,100 persons. This was an increase of 318,500 persons (1.5%) since 30 September 2006 and 79,900 persons since 30 June 2007.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2007 (139,400) was 7.4% (or 9,600 persons) higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2006 (129,800).
  • Preliminary net overseas migration for the year ended 30 September 2007 was 179,100 persons.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • The Australian population grew by 1.5% during the 12 months ended 30 September 2007. Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 44% and 56% respectively to this total population growth.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 September 2007. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.4%) and Tasmania the smallest (0.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2007 5 June 2008
March 2008 24 September 2008
June 2008 2 December 2008
September 2008 18 March 2009
December 2008 4 June 2009



ERP DATA STATUS AND CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Most of this publications population data for September quarter 2001 onwards are based on the 2006 Census. This publication contains final, revised and preliminary data. For the current status refer to paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATIONS

The number of birth and death registrations in all states and territories for the September quarter 2007 is higher than usual. Amendments to the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 which took effect from 1 July 2007 requires the registration of, or application for registration of the birth of a child as a condition for applying for the Baby Bonus. In addition to increases in the timeliness and completeness of birth registration applications, strategies have been implemented by some state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, which have further improved on the timeliness of both birth and death registration processing.



UPCOMING RELEASES

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2002 to June 2007 (cat. no. 3201.0) will be released on 20 June 2008. This issue will contain estimated resident population (ERP) by age and sex based on the 2006 Census.


Preliminary ERP for sub state/territory level for June 2007 will be released on 31 March in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 3218.0). This product will also contain final estimates for June 2001 and preliminary rebased ERP from 2002 to 2007, based on results of the 2006 Census. All estimates are available in electronic products accompanying this release. Regional Population Growth also contains commentary on population change at various geographical levels and average annual growth rates.


The final 2006 Census-based sub state/territory estimates for June 2002 through to June 2006 are intended to be released in August 2008. Preliminary population estimates for June 2007 by sex and five-year age groups are also intended to be released in August 2008 in Population by Age and Sex, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 3235.0.55.001).



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Diala Raad on Canberra (02) 6252 5640.


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