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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/09/2013   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Population at end Mar qtr 2013
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 381.1
92.8
1.3
Victoria
5 713.0
101.9
1.8
Queensland
4 638.1
92.3
2.0
South Australia
1 667.5
14.9
0.9
Western Australia
2 497.5
82.6
3.4
Tasmania
512.9
0.6
0.1
Northern Territory
237.8
4.1
1.8
Australian Capital Territory
381.7
8.1
2.2
Australia(a)
23 032.7
397.4
1.8

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

Population growth, Quarterly
Graph: Population growth, Quarterly

Population Growth Rate, Year ended March 2013
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended March 2013




MARCH KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 March 2013 was 23,032,700 people. This reflects an increase of 397,400 people since 31 March 2012 and 114,800 people since 31 December 2012.
  • The preliminary estimates of natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 March 2013 (159,100 people) was 0.8%, or 1,200 people, higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 March 2012 (157,900 people).
  • The preliminary estimates of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 31 March 2013 (238,300 people) was 10.5%, or 22,600 people, higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 March 2012 (215,700 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.8% during the year ended 31 March 2013.
  • Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 40% and 60% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 31 March 2013.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 31 March 2013. Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 3.4%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.1%.


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