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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2010
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'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.

Population growth
Graph: Population growth

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2010 was 22,408,000 persons. This was an increase of 345,500 persons (1.6%) since 30 September 2009 and 78,800 persons since 30 June 2010. The increase over 12 months, to the end of September 2010, was the lowest recorded since the year ending September 2006.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2010 (159,800) was 2.1% (or 3,300 persons) higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2009 (156,500).
  • The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2010 (185,800) was 36% (or 102,200 persons) lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2009 (288,000).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the 12 months ended 30 September 2010. The growth rate has been declining since the peak of 2.1% for the year ended 30 September 2008 and was the lowest growth rate since the year ending September 2006.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 46% and 54% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2010.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 September 2010. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.1%) and Tasmania the smallest (0.8%).

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