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1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/11/2010   
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,640,700 at 31 March 2010, an increase of about 21,000 persons (1.3%) since 31 March 2009. Nationally, the ERP was 22,271,900 at 31 March 2010, an increase of about 403,100 persons (1.8%) since 31 March 2009.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Preliminary data

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

New South Wales
7 221.0
111.3
1.6
Victoria
5 529.4
106.8
2.0
Queensland
4 498.9
97.1
2.2
South Australia
1 640.7
21.0
1.3
Western Australia
2 286.1
51.6
2.3
Tasmania
507.1
4.6
0.9
Northern Territory
228.5
4.2
1.9
Australian Capital Territory
357.7
6.4
1.8
Australia(a)
22 271.9
403.1
1.8

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


In 2008-09, the South Australian Statistical Division (SD) with the largest percentage increase in ERP was Outer Adelaide (1.9%) followed by Yorke and Lower North (1.4%).

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

2008
2009
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 172.6
1.2
1 187.5
1.3
Outer Adelaide
134.1
2.0
136.6
1.9
Yorke and Lower North
46.4
1.1
47.1
1.4
Murray Lands
70.2
0.5
70.4
0.4
South East
65.4
0.8
66.0
0.8
Eyre
35.2
0.6
35.6
1.0
Northern
80.1
0.7
80.5
0.5
South Australia
1 604.0
1.1
1 623.6
1.2

(a) Estimates for 2008 are revised to align with new 2008 state and territory totals and estimates for 2009 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia 2008-09 (cat. no. 3218.0)


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


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

For the year ended 31 March 2010, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,678 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 16,376 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,012 persons.

For the year ended 31 March 2010, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 161,730 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 241,352 people.

POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended March 2010
Graph: POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended March 2010



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