1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Mar 2008  
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NSW Demography Update


Latest snapshot of NSW

The NSW population at 30 June 2007 was 6,889,100 people, an increase of 71,900 people (1.1%) over the previous 12 months. In 2006-07, there were 90,200 births in NSW and 45,900 deaths, resulting in a natural increase of 44,300. NSW also recorded a net overseas migration gain of 54,900 people and a net interstate migration loss of 27,300 people in 2006-07.

For quarterly information on these and other key demographic indicators see Australian Demographic Statistics, June 2007 (cat. no. 3101.0)

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2007

The NSW population continues to age, with the median age for NSW increasing by 5.1 years over the last 2 decades to 37.0 years at 30 June 2007. Over the same period, the proportion of the population aged 65 years and over has increased from 11.2% to 13.6%, and the proportion under 15 years of age has decreased from 22.3% to 19.3%. The working age population (aged 15-64 years) has remained fairly stable, increasing from 66.5% to 67.0%.

At 30 June 2007, the sex ratio of the NSW population was 98.2 males per 100 females. For NSW in 2007, there were more males than females up to the age of 29 years. This trend reverses in the older years where, due to greater longevity, there were more females than males.

For the latest information on these figures see Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2007 (cat. no. 3201.0)

POPULATION STRUCTURE, age and sex - NSW - 1987 and 2007p
Population structure, NSW
p – preliminary Estimated Resident Population

For further information on ABS demographic data contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.