3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2018
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
8 023.7
119.5
1.5
Victoria
6 497.7
139.7
2.2
Queensland
5 033.1
86.0
1.7
South Australia
1 740.7
13.7
0.8
Western Australia
2 602.4
22.6
0.9
Tasmania
529.9
6.0
1.2
Northern Territory
247.2
-0.4
-0.2
Australian Capital Territory
422.5
8.0
1.9
Australia(a)
25 101.9
395.1
1.6

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2018 was 25,101,900 people. This is an increase of 395,100 people since 30 September 2017, and 109,100 people since 30 June 2018.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 30 September 2018 (155,000 people) was 5.1%, or 7,500 people higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2017 (147,500 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 30 September 2018 (240,100 people) was 7.5%, or 19,400 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2017 (259,400 people).

Graph Image for Population growth, Quarterly

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, September quarter 2018



POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 30 September 2018.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 39.2% and 60.8% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2018.
  • All states and territories, except the Northern Territory, recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2018.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.2%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at -0.2%.

Graph Image for Population growth rate, Year ended 30 September 2018

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, September quarter 2018