Australian Bureau of Statistics
3412.0 - Migration, Australia, 2008-09 Quality Declaration
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Immigration and the states and territories
Net overseas migration
For the year ended 30 June 2009, all states and territories experienced positive NOM (Figure 2.3). Net overseas migration was the major component of population growth in South Australia at 88% (17,300 persons), New South Wales at 75% (89,500 persons), Victoria at 70% (81,200 persons), Western Australia at 66% (45,200 persons), the Australian Capital Territory at 62% (3,700 persons) and Queensland at 50% (58,000 persons). Tasmania and the Northern Territory also gained population through NOM but it was not the major component of their population growth. Net overseas migration accounted for 40% (2,100 persons) of Tasmania's population growth in 2008-09, and 34% (1,900 persons) of the Northern Territory's growth.
As shown in table 2.2, Western Australia had the highest net overseas migration growth rate (2.1%) while Tasmania (0.4%) had the lowest.
Net interstate migration
Preliminary NIM was not the major component of population growth for any of the states and territories for the year ended 30 June 2009 (Figure 2.3). However, it was a major source of population loss for South Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, subtracting 24% (4,700 persons), 17% (19,800 persons) and 14% (820 persons) respectively from their total population growth. Those states and territories where NIM contributed positively to population growth were Queensland at 16% (18,400 persons), the Northern Territory at 14% (750 persons), Tasmania at 13% (670 persons), Western Australia at 7% (4,800 persons) and Victoria at less than 1% (700 persons). Overall, estimates of interstate migration for Australia showed there were 359,900 interstate movements for the year ended 30 June 2009.
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