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3239.0.55.001 - Population, Australian States and Territories - Electronic delivery, Sep 2002  
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REVISION OF DATA

Data for December Quarter 2000 and March Quarter 2001 in Table 2 are revised since previous issue and are now final. These revisions were necessitated by the detection of an intermediate computer process failure in preparing final intercensal population estimates. The process failure occurred in replacing preliminary projections of overseas migration for the March and June Quarters 2001 with actual data from passenger cards supplied by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.


ABOUT THESE STATISTICS

This publication provides population estimates for the states and territories at 30 September 2002. Further details of these statistics are available in Australian Demographic Statistics, September Quarter, 2002 (cat. no. 3101.0).

These estimates take into account the results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing and final estimates of Census net undercount, demographic adjustments, birth and death registrations and estimates of net overseas and net interstate migration.

For further information about the revisions incorporated in this release please see Demography Working Paper 2002/2 - Estimated Resident Population and Effects of Census Systems Created Records and Demography Working Paper 2003/1 - Estimated Resident Population and Measurement of Category Jumping.


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The preliminary estimated resident population of Australia at September 2002 was 19,727,500 persons. The population increased by 252,000 persons since September 2001 and 64,700 persons since June 2002.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES

During the year ended September 2002 the Australian population grew by 1.3%. Excluding Other Territories, all states and territories, with the exception of the Northern Territory, had positive growth rates, the highest being for Queensland (2.3%) and the lowest for Tasmania (0.4%). The Northern Territory recorded a negative growth rate of 0.1% (or a loss of 260 persons) in the 12 months ended September 2002.


TABLE 1. ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION AND GROWTH RATES(a)

Population at end of
September Quarter

Change over
2001
2002
previous year


no.
no.
no.
%

New South Wales
6,594,553
6,657,351
62,798
1.0
Victoria
4,821,455
4,888,234
66,779
1.4
Queensland
3,646,256
3,729,028
82,772
2.3
South Australia
1,513,470
1,522,456
8,986
0.6
Western Australia
1,907,877
1,934,494
26,617
1.4
Tasmania
471,604
473,365
1,761
0.4
Northern Territory
197,985
197,724
-261
-0.1
Australian Capital Territory
319,698
322,234
2,536
0.8
Other Territories(b)
2,586
2,590
4
0.2
Australia
19,475,484
19,727,476
251,992
1.3

(a) Data for September Quarter 2001 are revised since previous issue. Data for September Quarter 2002 are preliminary.
(b) Comprised of Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

TABLE 2. QUARTERLY ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION(a)

New
Australian
At end
South
South
Western
Northern
Capital
of period
Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Australia
Australia
Tasmania
Territory
Territory
Australia(b)

2000
December
6,527,379
4,770,042
3,592,443
1,508,028
1,887,658
471,416
196,257
316,816
19,272,644
2001
March
6,557,399
4,793,874
3,612,587
1,510,386
1,896,309
471,830
196,905
318,353
19,360,239
June
6,575,217
4,804,726
3,628,946
1,511,728
1,901,159
471,795
197,768
319,317
19,413,240
September
6,594,553
4,821,455
3,646,256
1,513,470
1,907,877
471,604
197,985
319,698
19,475,484
December
6,608,792
4,836,196
3,664,284
1,515,748
1,913,850
472,116
197,617
320,275
19,531,464
2002
March
6,631,006
4,861,263
3,686,253
1,518,621
1,921,583
472,610
197,520
321,540
19,612,987
June
6,640,355
4,872,538
3,707,175
1,520,242
1,927,322
472,725
198,013
321,819
19,662,781
September
6,657,351
4,888,234
3,729,028
1,522,456
1,934,494
473,365
197,724
322,234
19,727,476

(a) Data from December Quarter 2000 to June Quarter 2001 inclusive are revised since previous issue and are now final. Data from September Quarter 2001 to June Quarter 2002 inclusive are revised since previous issue. Data for September Quarter 2002 are preliminary.
(b) Includes Other Territories.

TABLE 3. ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Other Territories(a)

Population at end of
September Quarter

2001
2002

Jervis Bay Territory
546
554
Christmas Island
1,441
1,436
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
599
600
Total Other Territories
2,586
2,590

(a) Data for September Quarter 2001 are revised since previous issue. Data for September Quarter 2002 are preliminary.

TABLE 4. COMPONENTS OF ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, 30 June 2001(a)

New
Australian
South
South
Western
Northern
Capital
At end of period
Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Australia
Australia
Tasmania
Territory
Territory
Australia(b)

'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Components as at
7 August, 2001-
Census count,
actual location
6,371.7
4,645.0
3,655.1
1,467.3
1,851.3
456.7
210.7
311.9
18,972.4
Plus residents
absent interstate
67.8
79.1
30.7
24.0
15.8
9.9
3.9
9.8
241.0
Less interstate
visitors
52.4
30.2
94.3
12.9
19.5
4.1
18.5
9.0
241.0
Less overseas
visitors
60.6
32.9
69.5
8.3
19.2
1.8
7.9
2.8
203.1
Equals census
count, place of
usual residence
6,326.6
4,661.0
3,522.0
1,470.1
1,828.3
460.7
188.1
310.0
18,769.2
Plus allowance
for under-
enumeration(c)
130.2
67.3
68.5
24.3
37.6
7.4
7.5
3.3
346.2
Plus residents
temporarily
overseas
128.4
86.1
46.5
18.3
38.5
3.7
2.3
6.4
330.2
Equals ERP as at
7 August 2001
6,585.2
4,814.4
3,637.1
1,512.6
1,904.4
471.8
197.9
319.7
19,445.6
Components from
1 July to
7 August 2001-
Less births
8.6
6.2
4.9
1.8
2.5
0.5
0.4
0.4
25.4
Plus deaths
5.3
3.6
2.6
1.4
1.3
0.4
0.1
0.2
14.8
Less net inter-
state migration
-1.6
0.7
2.1
-0.3
-0.3
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
. .
Less net per-
manent and long-
term overseas
movement
8.2
6.4
3.7
0.7
2.4
0.1
-
0.3
21.8
Less category
jumping
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Equals ERP as at
30 June 2001
6,575.2
4,804.7
3,628.9
1,511.7
1,901.2
471.8
197.8
319.3
19,413.2

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data are revised since previous issue and are now final.
(b) Includes Other Territories.
(c) On a usual residence basis.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or Anne Ward on Canberra 02 6252 6296.

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