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3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION(a) - Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs)


ERP AT 30 JUNE
CHANGE
2014p
2013r-2014p
GCCSA
no.
no.
%

Greater Sydney
4 840 600
84 200
1.8
Greater Melbourne
4 440 300
95 700
2.2
Greater Brisbane
2 274 600
38 500
1.7
Greater Adelaide
1 304 600
13 300
1.0
Greater Perth
2 021 200
48 400
2.5
Greater Hobart
219 200
1 200
0.6
Greater Darwin
140 400
3 000
2.2
Australian Capital Territory
386 000
4 700
1.2
Total Greater Capital Cities
15 627 000
289 000
1.9
Total Australia
23 490 700
364 900
1.6

(a) All population figures presented in this table are rounded. Estimates of population change are based on unrounded numbers.

SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH(a), 2013-2014

ERP AT 30 JUNE
CHANGE
2014p
2013r-2014p
SA2GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

South MorangGreater Melbourne
55 200
4 200
8.3
Point CookGreater Melbourne
44 000
3 500
8.7
BaldivisGreater Perth
27 000
3 500
14.9
Craigieburn - MicklehamGreater Melbourne
45 600
3 400
8.1
TarneitGreater Melbourne
31 400
3 300
11.7

FASTEST GROWTH(b)

CraceAustralian Capital Territory
2 900
1 000
57.0
CaseyAustralian Capital Territory
3 800
930
32.4
Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
14 100
2 700
24.1
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
13 500
2 400
21.8
North CoogeeGreater Perth
1 400
240
20.7

(a) All population figures presented in this table are rounded. Estimates of population change are based on unrounded numbers.
(b) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2013.

KEY POINTS
  • The combined population of Greater Capital Cities increased by 289,000 people (1.9%) between 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2014, accounting for 79% of the country's total population growth.
  • Melbourne had the largest growth of all Greater Capital Cities (up by 95,700 people), followed by Sydney (84,200), Perth (48,400) and Brisbane (38,500).
  • Perth had the fastest growth (up by 2.5%), ahead of Darwin and Melbourne (both 2.2%).
  • Four of the five Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2s) with the largest population growth in Australia were outer suburbs of Greater Melbourne.
  • The two SA2s with the fastest growth were newly-developed suburbs in northern Canberra.

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