1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Jun 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2007   
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Image: Population POPULATION


The preliminary estimated resident population for Western Australia was 2,080,966 in the December quarter 2006, an increase of 11,089 persons (0.54%) from the previous quarter. The state's quarterly population growth was the highest across the nation, ahead of Queensland (up 0.53%) and well above the national increase of 0.35%. In the December quarter 2006, Western Australia recorded a natural increase of 4,115 persons (7,070 births less 2,955 deaths), while net overseas migration (up 6,042 persons) and net interstate migration (up 932 persons) also added to the state's population.