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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/09/2014   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Population at end Mar qtr 2014
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 500.6
114.5
1.6
Victoria
5 821.3
108.8
1.9
Queensland
4 708.5
75.8
1.6
South Australia
1 682.6
15.5
0.9
Western Australia
2 565.6
63.4
2.5
Tasmania
514.7
1.6
0.3
Northern Territory
243.7
3.4
1.4
Australian Capital Territory
385.6
5.5
1.4
Australia(a)
23 425.7
388.4
1.7

(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 31 March 2014
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 31 March 2014




MARCH KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 March 2014 was 23,425,700 people. This reflects an increase of 388,400 people since 31 March 2013 and 111,600 people since 31 December 2013.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 March 2014 (156,900 people) was 3.3%, or 5,300 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 March 2013 (162,200 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 31 March 2014 (231,500 people) was 2.8%, or 6,600 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 March 2013 (238,100 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.7% during the year ended 31 March 2014.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 40% and 60% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 31 March 2014.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 31 March 2014.
  • Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.5%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.3%.


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