1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Jun 2008  
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POPULATION


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

Western Australia's estimated resident population was 2,130,797 in the December quarter 2007, an increase of 0.6% (11,929 persons) from the previous quarter. Western Australia's quarterly population growth rate of 0.6% was second to Queensland (up 0.7% or 27,840 persons) and above the national rate increase of 0.4%. In the December quarter 2007, Western Australia recorded a natural increase of 3,871 persons (6,848 births less 2,977 deaths), while net overseas migration (up 7,543 persons) and net interstate migration (up 515 persons) also added to the state's population.