Australia's population grew by 1.1 per cent

Media Release

Australia's population grew by 1.1 per cent during the year ending 30 June 2022, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Beidar Cho, ABS Demography Director said: "The population at 30 June 2022 was 25.98 million people, following an increase of 290,900 people."

There were 306,500 births and 182,100 deaths registered in Australia during the year. Natural increase during this period was 124,400 people, a decrease of 10.8 per cent from the previous year. This decrease was driven by the increase in deaths (16,500 or 10.0%).

There were 395,000 overseas migration arrivals and 224,100 departures during the year ending 30 June 2022, resulting in net overseas migration of 170,900 people. Net overseas migration increased by 255,800 persons compared to the previous year. This was driven by an increase in overseas migration arrivals (170.5 per cent) with departures decreasing slightly (-3.0 per cent).

For regional population estimates see Regional Population by age and sex, available for free download from

Annual population change by state and territory
 Population at 30 Jun 2022 ('000)Change over previous year ('000)Change over previous year (%)
New South Wales8153.659.80.7
South Australia1820.517.31.0
Western Australia2785.335.41.3
Northern Territory250.61.40.6
Australian Capital Territory456.73.10.7
Australia (a)25978.9290.91.1

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

Media notes

  • Statistics in this release are partially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting international border restrictions through 2020 and 2021. Further impacts are expected against the backdrop of changing travel and migration patterns as international travel increases from border-restricted levels.
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