3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Estimated resident population

  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 March 2019 was 25,287,400 people. This is an increase of 388,800 people since 31 March 2018, and 118,600 people since 31 December 2018.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 31 March 2019 (139,100 people) was 2.2%, or 3,200 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 March 2018 (142,300 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 31 March 2019 (249,700 people) was 4.9%, or 11,700 people higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 March 2018 (238,000 people).

Population at end Mar qtr 2019
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
8 071.1
114.1
1.4
Victoria
6 566.2
133.5
2.1
Queensland
5 076.5
88.1
1.8
South Australia
1 748.6
14.8
0.9
Western Australia
2 615.8
26.0
1.0
Tasmania
533.3
6.4
1.2
Northern Territory
245.6
–1.1
–0.4
Australian Capital Territory
425.7
6.9
1.7
Australia(a)
25 287.4
388.8
1.6

(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.


Population growth, quarterly
Graph: Population growth, quarterly


Population growth rates
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 31 March 2019.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 35.8% and 64.2% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 31 March 2019.
  • All states and territories, except the Northern Territory, recorded positive population growth in the year ended 31 March 2019.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.1%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at –0.4%.

Population growth rate, year ended 31 March 2019
Graph: Population growth rate, year ended 31 March 2019