3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
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ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION - Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs)


ERP AT 30 JUNE
CHANGE
2015p
2014r-2015p
GCCSA
no.
no.
%

Greater Sydney
4 921 000
83 300
1.7
Greater Melbourne
4 529 500
91 600
2.1
Greater Brisbane
2 308 700
35 200
1.6
Greater Adelaide
1 316 800
12 100
0.9
Greater Perth
2 039 200
31 100
1.6
Greater Hobart
221 000
1 700
0.8
Greater Darwin
142 300
2 600
1.9
Australian Capital Territory
390 700
5 400
1.4
Total Greater Capital Cities
15 869 100
263 100
1.7
Total Australia
23 777 800
317 100
1.4


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, 2014-2015

ERP AT 30 JUNE
CHANGE
2015p
2014r-2015p
SA2GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
18 900
4 600
32.0
South MorangGreater Melbourne
59 300
4 200
7.6
EppingGreater Melbourne
39 000
3 300
9.3
Point CookGreater Melbourne
47 200
3 200
7.3
Waterloo - BeaconsfieldGreater Sydney
29 800
3 100
11.4

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

ACT - South WestAustralian Capital Territory
3 600
2 000
127.3
Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
18 900
4 600
32.0
CraceAustralian Capital Territory
3 700
810
28.2
Cobbitty - LeppingtonGreater Sydney
12 300
2 600
26.1
North CoogeeGreater Perth
1 700
320
22.9

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2014.
r - revised

p - preliminary


KEY POINTS

  • The combined population of Greater Capital Cities increased by 263,100 people (1.7%) between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2015, accounting for 83% of the country's total population growth.
  • Melbourne had the largest growth of all Greater Capital Cities (up by 91,600 people), followed by Sydney (83,300), Brisbane (35,200) and Perth (31,100).
  • Melbourne also had the fastest growth (up by 2.1%), ahead of Darwin (1.9%) and Sydney (1.7%).
  • The top four Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2s) with the largest population growth in Australia were outer suburbs of Greater Melbourne.
  • The SA2 of ACT - South West had the fastest growth (up 127%), followed by Cranbourne East in Greater Melbourne (32%).