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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/04/2009   
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SECTION 2 POPULATION


Estimated resident population

  • The preliminary estimated resident population for Western Australia was 2.19 million persons at 30 September 2008, an increase of 0.8% since 30 June 2008. This was the highest percentage rise across the nation, ahead of Queensland and Northern Territory (both up 0.6%) and above the national population growth of 0.5%.
  • In the September quarter, Western Australia recorded 7,700 births and 3,400 deaths, a natural increase of 4,200 persons.
  • Net overseas migration added a further 11,400 persons to the State's population while net interstate migration added 1,600 persons.
  • In the year to September 2008, net overseas migration was the principal component of population growth followed by natural increase. Net interstate migration was a relatively small component of the growth.

2 ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION AND COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE(a)

Estimated resident population(b)
Components of population growth
Total
Births
Deaths
Natural increase(c)
Net interstate migration
Net overseas migration(d)
Total population growth(e)
Reference period
persons
persons
persons
persons
persons
persons
persons

2006-2007
2 112 967
28 900
11 956
16 944
5 188
31 454
53 586
2007-2008
2 171 197
31 167
12 437
18 730
4 808
34 692
58 230
2006
2 084 733
27 928
11 634
16 294
4 528
26 235
47 461
2007
2 138 062
29 260
12 323
16 937
4 674
31 718
53 329
2007
September
2 125 905
7 773
3 382
4 391
889
7 658
12 938
December
2 138 062
6 848
2 977
3 871
740
7 546
12 517
2008
March
2 156 673
8 411
2 954
5 457
1 710
11 444
18 611
June
2 171 197
8 135
3 124
5 011
1 469
8 044
14 524
September
2 188 462
7 673
3 432
4 241
1 640
11 384
17 265

(a) ERP data may be final, revised or preliminary at any point in time. See the 'ERP Data Status' section of the Notes in the source publication.
(b) At end of reference period.
(c) Births minus deaths.
(d) Adjusted for category jumping.
(e) Differences between total growth and the sum of the components of population change prior to September quarter 2006 are due to intercensal discrepancy.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics, cat. no. 3101.0.



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