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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sept qtr 2009
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 165.4
117.0
1.7
Victoria
5 473.3
117.9
2.2
Queensland
4 450.4
115.2
2.7
South Australia
1 629.5
20.9
1.3
Western Australia
2 259.5
64.3
2.9
Tasmania
504.4
5.0
1.0
Northern Territory
227.0
5.1
2.3
Australian Capital Territory
353.6
6.5
1.9
Australia(a)
22 065.7
451.9
2.1

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

Population growth
Graph: Population growth

Population Growth Rate, Year ended current quarter
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended current quarter




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2009 was 22,066,000 persons. This was an increase of 451,900 persons (2.1%) since 30 September 2008 and 110,400 persons since 30 June 2009.
  • Preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2009 (154,500) was 0.7% (or 1,100 persons) lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2008 (155,600).
  • Preliminary net overseas migration for the year ended 30 September 2009 was 297,400 persons.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 2.1% during the 12 months ended 30 September 2009. Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 34% and 66% respectively to this total population growth.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 September 2009. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.9%) and Tasmania the smallest (1.0%).


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