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1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2008  
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,598,000 at 31 March 2008, an increase of about 16,900 persons (1.1%) since 31 March 2007. Nationally, the ERP was 21,282,600 at 31 March 2008, an increase of about 336,800 persons (1.6%) since 31 March 2007.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Preliminary data

Population at end March quarter 2008
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
6 947.0
72.4
1.1
Victoria
5 274.4
87.6
1.7
Queensland
4 253.2
91.9
2.2
South Australia
1 598.0
16.9
1.1
Western Australia
2 149.1
54.2
2.6
Tasmania
497.3
4.5
0.9
Northern Territory
218.4
4.6
2.2
Australian Capital Territory
342.7
4.6
1.4
Australia(a)
21 282.6
336.8
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 2006-07, the South Australian Statistical Division (SD) with the largest increase in ERP was Outer Adelaide (2.0%) followed by Adelaide (1.1%).

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, By Statistical Division, South Australia(a)

2006
2007
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 146.1
1.0
1 158.3
1.1
Outer Adelaide
128.9
2.4
131.5
2.0
Yorke and Lower North
45.6
0.9
46.0
0.9
Murray Lands
69.5
0.5
69.8
0.4
South East
64.6
0.7
65.0
0.5
Eyre
34.8
0.4
34.9
0.4
Northern
78.7
-0.2
79.2
0.6
South Australia
1 568.2
1.0
1 584.5
1.0

(a) Estimates for 2007 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia 2006-07 (cat. no. 3218.0)


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions(PDF 2.44MB)


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

For the year ended 31 March 2008, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,624 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 13,441 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 4,125 persons.

For the year ended 31 March 2008, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 137,687 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 199,064 people.

POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended March 2008
Graph: POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended March 2008



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