3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2016
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 725.9
105.6
1.4
Victoria
6 068.0
123.1
2.1
Queensland
4 844.5
64.7
1.4
South Australia
1 708.2
9.3
0.5
Western Australia
2 617.2
27.1
1.0
Tasmania
519.1
2.5
0.5
Northern Territory
244.9
0.5
0.2
Australian Capital Territory
396.1
5.0
1.3
Australia(a)
24 127.2
337.8
1.4

(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 30 June 2016
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 June 2016




JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2016 was 24,127,200 people. This is an increase of 337,800 people since 30 June 2015, and 78,600 people since 31 March 2016.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 30 June 2016 (155,700 people) was 2.6%, or 3,900 people higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2015 (151,800 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 30 June 2016 (182,200 people) was 3.0%, or 5,300 people higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2015 (176,900 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.4% during the year ended 30 June 2016.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 46.1% and 53.9% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2016.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 June 2016.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.1%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at 0.2%.