Australian Bureau of Statistics
3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2012
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Population growth surges in the outer suburbs
Strong growth in the outer suburbs of Australia's capital cities continued in 2010-11, according to estimates released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Of the ten fastest-growing Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, six were in the outer suburban fringes of Melbourne and Perth.
This strong growth in the outer suburbs contributed to a population increase in Australia's capital cities of 224,400 people in 2010-11. This accounted for more than two-thirds of the growth in the Australian population. Melbourne had the largest increase, up by 66,900 people, followed by Sydney (59,800) and Perth (42,800).
In Queensland, the LGA of Brisbane had the largest increase in population of any LGA in Australia between June 2010 and June 2011, with an increase of 14,100 people.
The LGAs with the fastest growth in the state were Cook, which grew by 6.4%, and Gladstone, which grew by 3.5%.
The preliminary 30 June 2011 Estimated Resident Population (ERP) contained in this release of Regional Population Growth will be the last regional estimates to be based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Estimates for 30 June 2011, based on the 2011 Census, are due to be released on 31 July 2012.
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This page last updated 30 July 2012