3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/04/2009
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Large population growth in our outer suburbs : ABS
Large population growth occurred in the outer suburbs of the capital cities in the 12 months to 30 June 2008, according to population estimates released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The largest increases in each state and territory occurred on the fringes of capital city Statistical Divisions (SDs). The most significant was the outer-suburban Local Government Area (LGA) of Wyndham in Victoria increasing by 8,900 with Wanneroo in Western Australia and Blacktown in NSW increasing by 8,600 and 5,300 respectively.
In the smaller states and territories, the largest growth was experienced in the outer-suburban LGAs of Salisbury in South Australia (2,400), Palmerston in the Northern Territory (1,500) and Kingborough in Tasmania (630).
In the Australian Capital Territory, where LGAs do not exist, the Statistical Local Area (SLA) with the largest growth was Harrison (1,550), and in Queensland, where the Brisbane LGA covers multiple SLAs, the outer-suburban Ipswich - East SLA increased by 3,700 people.
Capital city growth remains strong
Capital city SDs accounted for over two-thirds of the total growth with the overall population in capital city SDs increasing by 1.8%, which is slightly higher than the remainder of Australia (1.6%).
In the capital cities, the City of Brisbane LGA recorded the largest growth (17,400 people) while the City of Perth was Australia's fastest-growing LGA increasing at a rate of 10.8%.
Queensland's seaboard continued to experience large growth. In the south-east, the Gold Coast LGA increased by 13,200 people, Moreton Bay by 11,800 and the Sunshine Coast by 8,700; while further north, the population grew by 6,000 people in Cairns and by 5,100 in Townsville.
Rapid growth was recorded along the Western Australian coast in Mandurah (5.1%) and Busselton (4.6%) and in South Australia, the fastest growing of all seaside LGAs was Victor Harbor (3.5%).
Further information is available in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 3218.0) .
Regional population growth data highlights for 2007-08
NEW SOUTH WALES
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
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