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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2008   
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DEMOGRAPHY


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,591,900 at 31 December 2007, an increase of about 16,500 persons (1.0%) since 31 December 2006. Nationally, the ERP was 21,180,600 at 31 December 2007, an increase of about 331,900 persons (1.6%) since 31 December 2006.

Estimated resident population, Preliminary data

Population at end December quarter 2007
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
6 927.0
72.9
1.1
Victoria
5 246.1
82.4
1.6
Queensland
4 228.3
96.9
2.3
South Australia
1 591.9
16.5
1.0
Western Australia
2 130.8
49.5
2.4
Tasmania
495.8
4.1
0.8
Northern Territory
217.6
5.0
2.4
Australian Capital Territory
340.8
4.5
1.3
Australia(a)
21 180.6
331.9
1.6

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


In 2006-07, 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, By Statistical Division, South Australia(a)

2006
2007
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
Population at 30 June
Change over previous year
'000
%
'000
%

Adelaide
1 146.1
1.0
1 158.3
1.1
Outer Adelaide
128.9
2.4
131.5
2.0
Yorke and Lower North
45.6
0.9
46.0
0.9
Murray Lands
69.5
0.5
69.8
0.4
South East
64.6
0.7
65.0
0.5
Eyre
34.8
0.4
34.9
0.4
Northern
78.7
-0.2
79.2
0.6
South Australia
1 568.2
1.0
1 584.5
1.0

(a) Estimates for 2007 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia 2006-07 (cat. no. 3218.0)


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


COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE

For the year ended 31 December 2007, South Australia recorded a natural increase (i.e. the net of births and deaths) of 7,300 persons. Net overseas migration provided a gain of 13,100 persons in the same period while net interstate migration realised a loss of 3,800 persons.

For the year ended 31 December 2007, Australia recorded a natural increase in population of 147,400 persons; net overseas migration resulted in a gain of 184,400 people.

Population growth, South Australia - Year ended December 2007
Graph: Population growth, South Australia - Year ended December 2007



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