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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2015   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2015
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 618.2
104.3
1.4
Victoria
5 938.1
99.4
1.7
Queensland
4 779.4
58.9
1.2
South Australia
1 698.6
13.1
0.8
Western Australia
2 591.6
33.2
1.3
Tasmania
516.6
1.9
0.4
Northern Territory
244.6
0.9
0.4
Australian Capital Territory
390.8
5.4
1.4
Australia(a)
23 781.2
317.1
1.4

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Population growth, Quarterly
Graph: Population growth, Quarterly

Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 June 2015
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 June 2015




JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2015 was 23,781,200 people. This reflects an increase of 317,100 people since 30 June 2014, and 72,900 people since 31 March 2015.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2015 (148,900 people) was 5.1%, or 8,100 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2014 (157,000 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 30 June 2015 (168,200 people) was 11.4%, or 21,600 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 June 2014 (189,800 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.4% during the year ended 30 June 2015.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 47% and 53% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2015.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 June 2015.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 1.7%. Tasmania recorded the lowest growth rate at 0.4%.



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