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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2011   
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,647,800 at 30 September 2010, an increase of about 17,400 persons (1.1%) since 30 September 2009. This was the second slowest growth of all the states and territories behind Tasmania (0.8%). Nationally, the ERP was 22,407,700 at 30 September 2010, an increase of about 345,500 persons (1.6%) since 30 September 2009.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Preliminary data

Population at end September quarter 2010
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 253.4
95.2
1.3
Victoria
5 567.1
90.5
1.7
Queensland
4 532.3
82.2
1.8
South Australia
1 647.8
17.4
1.1
Western Australia
2 306.2
47.3
2.1
Tasmania
508.5
4.1
0.8
Northern Territory
230.2
2.9
1.3
Australian Capital Territory
359.7
6.0
1.7
Australia(a)
22 407.7
345.5
1.6

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).


In 2009-10, the Statistical Division (SD) of Outer Adelaide showed the largest ERP growth in South Australia (2.0%), increasing from a population of 136,700 at 30 June 2009 to an estimated 139,500 at 30 June 2010. The next largest percentage growth occurred in the SD of Adelaide (1.3%), increasing from a population of 1,188,100 to an estimated 1,203,200 over the same period.

Estimated Resident Population(a), by Statistical Division - South Australia

2009
2010
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 188.1
1.3
1 203.2
1.3
Outer Adelaide
136.7
1.9
139.5
2.0
Yorke and Lower North
47.1
1.4
47.6
1.1
Murray Lands
70.5
0.4
70.7
0.3
South East
66.0
0.9
66.7
1.1
Eyre
35.6
1.1
35.9
0.9
Northern
80.5
0.5
81.0
0.6
South Australia
1 624.5
1.3
1 644.6
1.2

(a) Estimates for 2009 are revised to align with new 2009 state and territory totals and estimates for 2010 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0)


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 3.083MB)


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

For the year ended 30 September 2010, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,499 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 13,243 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,307 persons.

For the year ended 30 September 2010, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 159,752 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 185,772 people.

POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended 30 September 2010
Graph: POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended 30 September 2010



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