ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
Victoria's Estimated Resident Population (ERP) at the end of any given period is the estimated population at the beginning of the period plus the sum of three components: natural increase, net overseas migration and net interstate migration.
At the end of March quarter 2009, Victoria's ERP was 5,402,600 people, an increase of 37,800 (0.7%) since the end of December quarter 2008. Over the same period, Australia's ERP grew by 135,100 (0.6%). Victoria's ERP increased by 111,900 (2.1%) over the 12 months since the end of March quarter 2008.
The largest component of Victoria's population growth in March quarter 2009 was net overseas migration (a gain of 28,400 people). Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for a further increase of 8,700 people.
Net interstate migration has historically meant loss of population from Victoria to other states and territories. After eleven consecutive quarters of loss, net interstate migration made a positive contribution of 700 people to the state's population in March quarter 2009. Since March quarter 2002, the only other quarters with a population gain from this source have been December quarter 2002, March quarter 2003 and March quarter 2006.
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2, Estimated Resident Population and components of population change, Victoria (file size 23kB).
Quarterly population growth
Components of population growth,