3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2018
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 987.3
119.3
1.5
Victoria
6 459.8
138.2
2.2
Queensland
5 012.2
84.5
1.7
South Australia
1 736.4
12.5
0.7
Western Australia
2 595.9
21.7
0.8
Tasmania
528.1
5.7
1.1
Northern Territory
247.3
-0.2
-0.1
Australian Capital Territory
420.9
8.9
2.2
Australia(a)
24 992.4
390.5
1.6

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2018 was 24,992,400 people. This is an increase of 390,500 people since 30 June 2017, and 92,200 people since 31 March 2018.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 30 June 2018 (153,800 people) was 4.2%, or 6,200 people higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2017 (147,600 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 30 June 2018 (236,700 people) was 10.1%, or 26,600 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2017 (263,400 people).

Graph Image for Population growth, Quarterly

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, June quarter 2018



POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 30 June 2018.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 39.4% and 60.6% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2018.
  • All states and territories, except the Northern Territory, recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 June 2018.
  • Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest growth rates of all states and territories at 2.2%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at -0.1%.

Graph Image for Population growth rate, Year ended 30 June 2018

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, June quarter 2018