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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2008  
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,588,481 at 30 September 2007, an increase of 15,989 persons (1.0%) since 30 September 2006.

All states and territories recorded population growth over the 12 months ended 30 September 2007. Western Australia recorded the largest growth rate (2.4%) and Tasmania recorded the lowest growth rate (0.8%).

For the 12 months ending 30 September 2007, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,120 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 12,803 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,934 persons.

Nationally, the preliminary ERP was 21,097,148 at 30 September 2007, an increase of 318,490 persons (1.5%) since 30 September 2006. For the year ended 30 September 2007, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 139,388 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 179,102 people.

QUARTERLY POPULATION CHANGE, Components, South Australia - September 2007 quarter
Graph: Quarterly population change, components, South Australia - September 2007 quarter
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)


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