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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

New South Wales
7 314.1
86.0
1.2
Victoria
5 649.1
94.8
1.7
Queensland
4 584.6
91.4
2.0
South Australia
1 658.1
16.4
1.0
Western Australia
2 451.4
81.7
3.4
Tasmania
512.2
0.5
0.1
Northern Territory
236.3
4.2
1.8
Australian Capital Territory
376.5
7.4
2.0
Australia(a)
22 785.5
382.5
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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2012 was 22,785,500 people. This reflects an increase of 382,500 people since 30 September 2011 and 101,900 people since 30 June 2012.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2012 (154,500 people) was 4.0%, or 6,000 people, higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2011 (148,500 people).
  • The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2012 (228,000 people) was 32.2%, or 55,500 people, higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2011 (172,500 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.7% during the year ended 30 September 2012.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 40% and 60% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2012.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2012. Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 3.4%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.1%.

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