3106.0 - Demography News, Mar 2001  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2001   
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At June 2000 capital cities were home to 64% of the Australian population. Taken together capital cities grew by 1.3% over the year to June 2000, accounting for 73% of Australia's population growth over the year. Over the same period the balance of the States and Territories grew by 0.9%.

Over half of Australia's Local Government Areas gained or had a constant population in the year to June 2000, while over 40% experienced population decline. The cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast experienced the largest population increases, up 14,700 and 13,300 respectively. Latrobe City and Wellington Shire, in the balance of Victoria, experienced the largest decreases (-800 and -570 respectively).

In New Zealand, the four cities within the Auckland region experienced the largest growth, together accounting for more than 70% of New Zealand's population growth.

Regional Population Growth, Australia and New Zealand, 1999-2000 (Cat. no. 3218.0) contains details of population growth for Statistical Local Areas and Local Government Areas, as well as State and national data.

June 2000 Local Government Area population estimates are available on this web site.

Components of 1999-2000 growth - births, deaths and migration - are available on request.