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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2007   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2007
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
6 889.1
71.9
1.1
Victoria
5 205.2
76.9
1.5
Queensland
4 182.1
90.5
2.2
South Australia
1 584.5
16.3
1.0
Western Australia
2 105.8
46.7
2.3
Tasmania
493.3
3.4
0.7
Northern Territory
215.0
4.3
2.0
Australian Capital Territory
339.9
5.6
1.7
Australia(a)
21 017.2
315.7
1.5

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Population growth
Graph: Population growth

Population Growth Rate, Year ended current quarter
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended current quarter



JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2007 was 21,017,200 persons. This was an increase of 315,700 persons (1.5%) since 30 June 2006 and 68,300 persons since 31 March 2007.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2007 (138,100) was 6.7% (or 8,700 persons) higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2006 (129,400).
  • Preliminary net overseas migration for the year ended 30 June 2007 was 177,600 persons.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • The Australian population grew by 1.5% during the 12 months ended 30 June 2007. Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 44% and 56% respectively to this total population growth.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 June 2007. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.3%) and Tasmania the smallest (0.7%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 19 March 2008
December 2007 5 June 2008
March 2008 24 September 2008
June 2008 2 December 2008
September 2008 18 March 2009



ERP DATA STATUS

The majority of population data for September quarter 2001 onwards in this publication are based on the 2006 Census. This publication contains final, revised and preliminary data. For the current status refer to the table Status of Quarterly ERP Data at paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Changes included in this issue are as follows:

  • An international comparisons table of population, growth rate and rank has been included in the Main Features;
  • Preliminary total fertility rates (TFRs) for 2006-07 are published in table 13;
  • Preliminary standardised death rates (SDRs) for 2006-07 are published in table 14;
  • Preliminary infant mortality rates (IMRs) for 2006-07 are published in table 15;
  • Population estimates for Capital City Statistical Divisions and selected Statistical Districts for 1996, 2001 and 2006 have been replaced with estimates for 2001, 2005 and 2006. See table 5;
  • Population estimates for Australian External Territories in table 8 have been updated to 30 June 2007;
  • Experimental estimates of the Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in tables 11 and 12 include a total for ages 75 and over;
  • Projected number of households in table 20 and projected population in households and projected household size in table 21 include projections for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; and
  • The Technical Note Measuring Net Overseas Migration, Method used September quarter 2001 to June quarter 2006 has been removed.


UPCOMING RELEASES

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2007 (cat. no. 3201.0) will be released on 12 December 2007. This issue will contain estimated resident population (ERP) by age and sex based on the 2006 Census.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Diala Raad on Canberra (02) 6252 5640.


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