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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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NATIONAL COMPARISONS
National Comparisons – Summary Table
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STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS

The national comparisons table presents data for Australia and all the states and territories. It is intended to complement the other chapters in this publication by providing a national perspective to a number of key indicators.

Population

In 2006–07, NSW population grew by 1.1%. This was less than the Australian population growth rate of 1.5%. Western Australia (2.3%) and Queensland (2.2%) recorded the highest population growth rates during the year.

In 2006–07, NSW recorded the highest net loss of people to other states and territories with a loss of 27,300 people. Queensland recorded the highest net gain with an increase of 27,000 people from other states and territories. The remaining states and territories recorded relatively small net population gains or losses. In NSW, the younger age groups (0–34 years) were the most mobile, and recorded the highest net population losses.

Population annual growth rate – 2006–07

Graph: Population annual growth rate—2006–07


Net interstate migration – 2006–07

Graph: Net interstate migration—2006–07


Education and training

Participation in education and training by persons aged 15–19 years in NSW (78%) in May 2007 was the same as the national participation rate (78%). Victoria (85%) and the ACT (82%) had the highest participation rates.

In May 2007, the ACT recorded the highest level of persons with bachelor degree or above qualifications (42%), well above all other states and territories.

Education and training participation, 15–19 years oldMay 2007

Graph: Education and training participation, 15–19 year olds—May 2007


Bachelor degree or above, 25–64 years oldMay 2007

Graph: Bachelor degree or above, 25–64 years old—May 2007


Work

In 2006–07, NSW and South Australia had the second highest unemployment rate (5.0%) and Tasmania had the highest (5.7%). ACT had the lowest (3.0%) unemployment rate.

Unemployment rate – 2006–07

Graph: Unemployment rate—2006–07


Housing

In 2005–06, Sydney had the highest housing costs as a proportion of gross income when compared to all states and territories. As measured by the median ratio of housing costs to income, Sydney owners with a mortgage spent 22% of their gross income on housing costs.

In 2006–07, Sydney recorded the highest first home buyers average loan with $257,500, followed by ACT which recorded $232,600.

Housing costs as a proportion of gross income (a)(b), median ratio2005–06

Graph: Housing costs as a proportion of gross income (a)(b), median ratio—2005–06


Economic activity

In 2006–07, NSW had the second smallest annual growth in Gross State Product (GSP) with an increase of 1.8%. Western Australia (6.3%), the Northern Territory (5.6%) and Queensland (4.9%) recorded the highest growth.

During this period, NSW Gross State Product (GSP) per capita was $46,816 and ranked the fourth lowest amongst all states and territories. The Northern Territory had the highest GSP per capita with $63,500 closely followed by the ACT with $62,800.

Gross State Product (a), Annual percentage change2006–07

Graph: Gross State Product (a), Annual percentage change—2006–07

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Environment

In 2004–05, NSW consumed the second lowest amount of water per capita with each individual consuming 84 kilolitres (kL). The people of Victoria consumed the least amount of water when compared to all states and territories with a consumption of 81kL per capita. Western Australia were the highest water consumers with a consumption of 180kL per capita.

Net household water consumption, per capita

Graph: Net household water consumption, per capita


National Comparisons – Summary Table
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