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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2011
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 317.5
76.7
1.1
Victoria
5 640.9
82.6
1.5
Queensland
4 599.4
75.5
1.7
South Australia
1 659.8
13.1
0.8
Western Australia
2 366.9
60.7
2.6
Tasmania
511.0
2.8
0.5
Northern Territory
231.2
1.2
0.5
Australian Capital Territory
366.9
6.9
1.9
Australia(a)
22 696.0
319.6
1.4

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

Population growth, Quarterly
Graph: Population growth, Quarterly

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 2011 was 22,696,000 persons. This was an increase of 319,600 persons since 30 September 2010 and 77,700 persons since 30 June 2011.
  • The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2011 (147,100 persons) was 1.5%, or 2,200 persons, lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2010 (149,400 persons).
  • The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2011 (172,500 persons) was 2%, or 3,500 persons, lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2010 (176,000 persons).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.4% during the year ended 30 September 2011. This follows a peak rate of 2.2% for the year ended 31 December 2008 and a steady decline until 31 December 2010 after which it has remained steady at 1.4% for the last four quarters.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 46% and 54% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2011.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth for the year ended 30 September 2011. Western Australia recorded the fastest growth (2.6%) and Tasmania and the Northern Territory the slowest (both 0.5%).

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