3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Australian Capital Territory

Population change

The number of people living in the Australian Capital Territory increased by 6,300 (1.5%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Moncrieff (up by 1,100 people) on Canberra's northern outskirts
    • Throsby (520), a newly developing suburb also in the north
    • Coombs (480) on Canberra's western outskirts

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Moncrieff (38%)
    • Coombs (16%)
    • Dickson (11%) in the city's inner north


Components of population change
    • Ngunnawal in Canberra's north had the largest natural increase (190 people).
    • Moncrieff had the largest net internal migration gain (930 people).
    • Belconnen, north-west of the city centre, had the largest net overseas migration gain (160 people).


Centre of population

The centre for the Australian Capital Territory:
    • was located near Lake Burley Griffin at June 2019, in the suburb of Yarralumla
    • moved 100 metres north in 2018-19, reflecting population growth in the northern suburbs of Canberra


Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were:
    • Braddon (4,400 people per sq km) in the inner north
    • Kingston (4,200) on the south-eastern banks of Lake Burley Griffin
    • inner-city Civic (3,400)