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1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

At 30 June 2006, the estimated resident population of the ACR was 552,600 persons. This represented an increase of 5% over the 2001 population (523,800 persons) and 11% over the 1996 population (498,600 persons).


Within the ACR, 69% of the June 2006 population (381,400 persons) lived within the Canberra-Queanbeyan S Dist.


Between 2001 and 2006, the average annual growth rate for the total ACR population was 1.1%. The Canberra-Queanbeyan S Dist population also experienced an annual average growth rate of 1.1%. Annual average population growth rates between 1996 and 2001 were 1.0% for the ACR and 0.9% for the Canberra-Queanbeyan S Dist.


Between 2001 and 2006, the populations of Boorowa (A), Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn, Harden (A) and Tumut Shire (A) declined, dropping by annual averages of 0.5%, 0.2%, 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively.

15.3 Estimated resident population, Australian Capital Region (a)(a) - at 30 June

Estimated resident population
Change
Annual average growth rate
1996(b)
2001(b)
2006(c)
1996-2001
2001-2006
1996-2001
2001-2006
Statistical Local Area
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%

Canberra-Queanbeyan Statistical District (S Dist)
Canberra Statistical Division (SD)
307 917
318 939
333 940
11 022
15 001
0.7
0.9
Palerang (A) - Pt A
6 753
7 833
9 572
1 080
1 739
3.0
4.1
Queanbeyan (C)
29 300
33 765
37 885
4 465
4 120
2.9
2.3
Total
343 970
360 537
381 397
16 567
20 860
0.9
1.1
Bega Valley (A)
28 268
30 703
32 429
2 435
1 726
1.7
1.1
Bombala (A)
3 070
2 631
2 645
-439
14
-3.0
0.1
Boorowa (A)
2 484
2 455
2 390
-29
-65
-0.2
-0.5
Cooma-Monaro (A)
9 957
9 752
10 166
-205
414
-0.4
0.8
Eurobodalla (A)
30 433
33 946
36 595
3 513
2 649
2.2
1.5
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn
21 490
21 312
21 060
-178
-252
-0.2
-0.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal
4 303
5 329
6 217
1 026
888
4.4
3.1
Harden (A)
3 902
3 860
3 725
-42
-135
-0.2
-0.7
Palerang (A) - Pt B
2 918
3 045
3 341
127
296
0.9
1.9
Snowy River (A)
6 272
7 207
7 554
935
347
2.8
0.9
Tumut Shire (A)
11 398
11 470
11 260
72
-210
0.1
-0.4
Upper Lachlan (A)
7 342
7 271
7 347
-71
76
-0.2
0.2
Yass Valley (A)
11 063
12 103
13 747
1 040
1 644
1.8
2.6
Young (A)
11 384
11 850
12 488
466
638
0.8
1.1
Total Australian Capital Region(d)
498 588
523 849
552 646
25 261
28 797
1.0
1.1

(a) Estimates are based on the 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) boundaries.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 1996 and 2001 are final.
(c) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary rebased estimates based on the 2006 Census.
(d) Includes the Australian Capital Territory - Bal Statistical Division.
Regional Population Growth, Australia, 1996 to 2006 (cat. no. 3218.0), Data cubes.


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