1318.3 - Qld Stats, May 2009
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/05/2009
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Population change, Queensland
Regional population growth
POPULATION CHANGE, QUEENSLAND
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for Queensland was 4,320,100 at 30 September 2008, an increase of 105,100 (2.5%) since 30 September 2007. Queensland accounted for 20% of the Australian population at 30 September 2008.
Between the June 2008 quarter and the September 2008 quarter, 49% (12,800 persons) of the total population increase of 26,200 persons was due to net overseas migration, 31% (8,100 persons) to natural increase (excess of births over deaths) and 20% (5,300 persons) attributable to net interstate migration.
Further information about Queensland's population can be accessed from Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.
REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH
At 30 June 2008, the Queensland population was estimated to be 4,293,900 persons. The south east corner comprising Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and West Moreton Statistical Divisions accounted for two-thirds (66%) of the state's population.
The fastest growing statistical divisions over the seven years between 30 June 2001 and 30 June 2008 were Gold Coast with an average annual growth rate of 3.7%, Sunshine Coast (3.4%) and Mackay (2.9%). Three statistical divisions recorded negative average annual growth during the same period: North West (-0.2%), South West (-0.5%) and Central West (-1.5%).
For more information on Queensland's regional population distribution, please refer to Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released annually.
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