3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2017
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 861.1
121.8
1.6
Victoria
6 323.6
144.4
2.3
Queensland
4 928.5
79.6
1.6
South Australia
1 723.5
10.5
0.6
Western Australia
2 580.4
21.4
0.8
Tasmania
520.9
3.3
0.6
Northern Territory
246.1
0.4
0.1
Australian Capital Territory
410.3
6.8
1.7
Australia(a)
24 598.9
388.1
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 2017 was 24,598,900 people. This is an increase of 388,100 people since 30 June 2016, and 87,200 people since 31 March 2017.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 30 June 2017 (142,700 people) was 7.5%, or 11,600 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2016 (154,400 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 30 June 2017 (245,400 people) was 27.1%, or 52,400 people higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2016 (193,000 people).

Graph Image for Population growth, Quarterly

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, June quarter 2017




POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 30 June 2017.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 36.8% and 63.2% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2017.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 June 2017.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.3%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at 0.1%.

Graph Image for Population growth rate, Year ended 30 June 2017

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, June quarter 2017