1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Natural increase is the difference between births and deaths. For the year ended December 2005, natural increase was 2,416 persons, an increase of 577 on the number recorded in the year ended December 2004 (1,839). In the year ended December 2005, births added 6,262 babies while deaths decreased the population by 3,846.

NATURAL INCREASE, Tasmania

Births(a)(b)
Deaths(a)(b)
Natural
increase
Rate(c)
Year ended 31 December
no.
no.
no.
%

2000
5,819
3,721
2,098
0.45
2001
5,801
3,855
1,946
0.41
2002
5,966
3,955
2,011
0.43
2003
5,778
3,943
1,835
0.39
2004
5,733
3,894
1,839
0.38
2005p
6,262
3,846
2,416
0.50


p figures are preliminary and subject to review

(a) Births and deaths figures used to compile natural increase for population estimates are based on year of occurrence and may differ from births and deaths data based on year of registration.
(b) Birth and death estimates from September 2005 onwards are preliminary on a quarter of registration basis.
(c) Natural increase as a percentage of the total estimated resident population at end of the previous calendar year.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).



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