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3239.0.55.001 - Population, Australian States and Territories, Dec 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2008   
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ABOUT THESE STATISTICS


Due to the recent identification of under reporting to the Australian Bureau of Statistics of birth registrations in the State of Victoria and subsequent receipt of additional records from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the release of Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2007 (cat. no. 3101.0) has been deferred until 24 June 2008.

This release provides population estimates for the states and territories at 31 December 2007 and other summary statistics. Additional details for states and territories other than Victoria, and for Victoria for periods up to and including December quarter 2006, are available on request. There may be minor revisions to the estimates for 31 December 2007 in Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2007 (cat. no. 3101.0).

Population estimates for 30 June 2006 are based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing and are now final, see feature article Final Rebasing And Revisions Of Australia's Population Estimates, September Quarter 2001 – June Quarter 2006 in this release.


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The preliminary estimated resident population of Australia at December 2007
was 21,181,000 persons. The population increased by 331,900 persons since December 2006.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES


During the year ended December 2007 the Australian population grew by 1.
6%.


TABLE 1. ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION AND GROWTH RATES(a)

Population at
31 December

Change over
2006
2007
previous year


no.
no.
no.
%

New South Wales
6,854,067
6,926,990
72,923
1.1
Victoria
5,163,649
5,246,079
82,430
1.6
Queensland
4,131,389
4,228,290
96,901
2.3
South Australia
1,575,389
1,591,930
16,541
1.0
Western Australia
2,081,303
2,130,797
49,494
2.4
Tasmania
491,704
495,772
4,068
0.8
Northern Territory
212,519
217,559
5,040
2.4
Australian Capital Territory
336,352
340,818
4,466
1.3
Other Territories(b)
2,388
2,397
9
0.4
Australia
20,848,760
21,180,632
331,872
1.6

(a) Data are preliminary and subject to revision.
(b) Comprised of Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

TABLE 2. COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE(a)



Components of population change during 2007



ERP at 31

Net

Net

ERP at 31

December

Natural

overseas

interstate

Total

December

2006

Births (b)

Deaths

increase (c)

migration

migration

growth

2007



New South Wales
6,854,067
89,496
46,708
42,788
54,163
-24,028
72,923
6,926,990

Victoria
5,163,649
70,438
33,925
36,513
49,006
-3,089
82,430
5,246,079

Queensland
4,131,389
61,249
25,801
35,448
35,806
25,647
96,901
4,228,290

South Australia
1,575,389
19,646
12,338
7,308
13,061
-3,828
16,541
1,591,930

Western Australia
2,081,303
29,094
12,261
16,833
28,866
3,795
49,494
2,130,797

Tasmania
491,704
6,663
4,132
2,531
1,243
294
4,068
495,772

Northern Territory
212,519
3,894
1,052
2,842
1,339
859
5,040
217,559

Australian Capital Territory
336,352
4,753
1,597
3,156
960
350
4,466
340,818

Australia(d)
20,848,760
285,254
137,820
147,434
184,438
. .
331,872
21,180,632


. . not applicable
(a) Data are preliminary and subject to revision.
(b) The number of birth registrations for Queensland in 2007 has been affected by registration processing changes. Previously published estimates of the number of birth registrations in Victoria for the first three quarters of 2007 will be revised. See Explanatory Notes 10-11.

(c) The excess of births over deaths.
(d) Includes Other Territories.

TABLE 3. ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION AT 30 JUNE 2006(a)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Males
Females
Persons
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

New South Wales
3,375,500
3,440,587
6,816,087
Victoria
2,535,068
2,591,472
5,126,540
Queensland
2,041,291
2,049,617
4,090,908
South Australia
774,053
793,835
1,567,888
Western Australia
1,039,045
1,020,336
2,059,381
Tasmania
241,556
248,395
489,951
Northern Territory
109,315
101,312
210,627
Australian Capital Territory
165,303
168,816
334,119
Australia (b)
10,282,433
10,415,447
20,697,880
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(a) Final estimates based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.
(b) Includes Other Territories.


INQUIRIES
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or Diala Raad on Canberra 02 6252 5640.


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