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1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2006  
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,554,700 at 30 June 2006, an increase of 12,600 persons (0.8%) since 30 June 2005, which was slightly higher than that recorded for the year ended 30 June 2005 (0.6%).

All states and territories recorded positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 June 2006. Western Australia recorded the largest growth rate (2.0%) and Tasmania recorded the lowest growth rate (0.7%). South Australia's population growth rate over this period (0.8%) was its largest since 1991 (1.0%).

For the year ended 30 June 2006, South Australia recorded 18,100 births and 12,000 deaths. Net overseas migration was a gain of 9,500 persons which was the fifth consecutive financial year of growth and net interstate migration was a loss of 2,900.

In the June 2006 quarter South Australia recorded 4,600 births and 3,000 deaths and a gain in net overseas migration of 1,600 persons, whereas the net interstate migration resulted in a loss of 900.

Nationally, the preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) was 20,605,500 at 30 June 2006, an increase of 265,700 persons (1.3%) since 30 June 2005. The population growth rate for the year ended 30 June 2006 (1.3%) was slightly higher than that recorded for the year ended 30 June 2005 (1.2%). For the year ended 30 June 2006, Australia recorded 264,300 births and 133,100 deaths; the net overseas migration was a gain of 134,600 people.

In the June 2006 quarter Australia recorded 68,000 births and 32,200 deaths. The net overseas migration for Australia was a gain of 17,800 persons.

POPULATION CHANGE, COMPONENTS, June 2006 Quarter, South Australia
Graph: Population change, components, June 2006 quarter, South Australia
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)



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