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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2007  
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POPULATION

Includes: population, births, deaths, overseas migration, regional mobility, cultural and linguistic diversity and population projections. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Population - 2007 (27 Kb, xls).


Population, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005(a)
2006(a)

Population composition(b)

1. Males '000
3 219.1
3 264.2
3 295.9
3 321.4
3 343.1
3 368.7
3 397.7
2. Females '000
3 267.1
3 311.0
3 338.2
3 360.7
3 377.7
3 400.3
3 430.0
3. Persons '000
6 486.2
6 575.2
6 634.1
6 682.1
6 720.8
6 768.9
6 827.7
4. Aged 0-14 years %
20.6
20.4
20.2
19.9
19.7
19.4
19.2
5. Aged 15-64 years %
66.5
66.5
66.6
66.7
66.8
66.9
67.0
6. Aged 65 years and over %
13.0
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.5
13.7
13.9
7. Aged 85 years and over %
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.7
8. Median age-Total years
35.7
35.9
36.2
36.4
36.7
36.9
37.1
9. Median age-Indigenous years
na
20.1
na
na
na
na
na
10. Indigenous Population '000
na
134.9
na
na
na
na
na
11. Australian born %
na
75.2
na
na
na
na
na
12. Overseas born %
na
24.8
na
na
na
na
na
13. Speaks language other than English at home(c) %
na
18.9
na
na
na
na
na
14. Settler Arrivals '000
39.3
46.7
35.3
36.4
40.6
44.7
44.7
15. Sydney SD as a proportion of NSW %
62.7
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.9
62.9
62.9
16. NSW as a proportion of Australia %
33.9
33.9
33.8
33.6
33.5
33.3
33.1

Population growth(d)

17. Births '000
85.8
85.4
84.1
84.9
85.7
84.2
86.7
18. Deaths '000
45.1
45.7
45.2
46.1
46.4
45.6
46.3
19. Natural increase '000
40.8
39.7
38.9
38.8
39.4
38.6
40.5
20. Net overseas migration(e) '000
43.7
58.6
44.4
40.9
29.8
35.2
42.2
21. Net interstate migration '000
-14.3
-16.3
-24.4
-31.8
-30.4
-25.7
-24.0
22. Total population growth '000
74.8
89.0
58.9
47.9
38.7
48.1
58.8
23. Annual growth rate %
1.2
1.4
0.9
0.7
0.6
0.7
0.9
24. Total fertility rate(f)(g) rate
1.815
1.762
1.801
1.796
1.794
1.757
(h)1.808

na not available
(a) 2005 data are based on revised data. 2006 data are based on preliminary ERP. Figures may differ to those published in 2005 due to revisions of the ERP.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) At 7 August 2001, based on 2001 Census of Population and Housing.
(d) Data are for 12 months to 30 June.
(e) Net overseas migration is the sum of the net permanent and long term movement, plus migration and adjustment.
(f) Births per woman.
(g) Calculated using revised births on occurrence basis and revised ERP unless otherwise stated in the table.
(h) Calculated using preliminary births on registration basis and preliminary ERP.


Population density - 2006
Diagram: Population density–2006


Source: ABS Estimated Resident Population Collection


Age population pyramid - 2006
Diagram: Age population pyramid–2006
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (ABS cat. no. 3201.0)


SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators
Graphics

ABS data available on request, ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
13
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ABS data available on request, ABS Overseas Arrivals and Departures Collection
14
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ABS data available on request, ABS Vitals Collection
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ABS data available on request, ABS Estimated Resident Population Collection
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1.2
Australian Demographic Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0)
1-3; 17-24
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Australian Historical Population Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
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Births, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3301.0)
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Deaths, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3302.0)
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Department of Immigration and Citizenship
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Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (ABS cat. no. 3238.0)
9-10
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Life Tables, New South Wales (ABS cat. no. 3302.1.55.001)
. .
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Migration, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3412.0)
11-12
. .
Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (ABS cat. no. 3201.0)
4-8
1.3
Population Projections, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3222.0)
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Regional Population Growth, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3218.0)
15-16
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. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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