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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2009   
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,607,700 at 30 September 2008, an increase of about 18,000 persons (1.1%) since 30 September 2007. Nationally, the ERP was 21,542,500 at 30 September 2008, an increase of about 389,300 persons (1.8%) since 30 September 2007.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Preliminary data

Population at end September quarter 2008
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 017.1
92.3
1.3
Victoria
5 340.3
97.0
1.8
Queensland
4 320.1
105.1
2.5
South Australia
1 607.7
18.0
1.1
Western Australia
2 188.5
62.6
2.9
Tasmania
498.9
4.6
0.9
Northern Territory
221.1
4.7
2.2
Australian Capital Territory
346.4
4.9
1.4
Australia(a)
21 542.5
389.3
1.8

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).


In 2007-08, the South Australian Statistical Division (SD) with the largest increase in ERP was Outer Adelaide (2.0%) followed by Adelaide (1.1%).

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION(a), By Statistical Division, South Australia

2007
2008
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 159.1
1.2
1 172.1
1.1
Outer Adelaide
131.4
2.1
134.1
2.0
Yorke and Lower North
45.9
1.0
46.4
1.0
Murray Lands
69.8
0.5
70.1
0.4
South East
64.9
0.6
65.4
0.8
Eyre
35.0
0.5
35.2
0.5
Northern
79.6
0.7
80.1
0.6
South Australia
1 585.8
1.1
1 603.4
1.1

(a) Estimates for 2007 are revised to align with new 2007 state and territory totals and estimates for 2008 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia 2007-08 (cat. no. 3218.0).


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions(PDF 2.44MB)


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

For the year ended 30 September 2008, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,461 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 15,280 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 4,736 persons.

For the year ended 30 September 2008, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 153,403 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 235,856 people.

POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended September 2008
Graph: POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia - Year ended September 2008



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