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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/12/2008   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Population at end Jun qtr 2008
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
6 967.2
79.2
1.1
Victoria
5 297.6
92.7
1.8
Queensland
4 279.4
98.0
2.3
South Australia
1 601.8
17.6
1.1
Western Australia
2 163.2
57.1
2.7
Tasmania
498.2
4.8
1.0
Northern Territory
219.9
5.0
2.3
Australian Capital Territory
344.2
4.5
1.3
Australia(a)
21 374.0
359.0
1.7

(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




JUNE KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2008 was 21,374,000 persons. This was an increase of 359,000 persons (1.7%) since 30 June 2007 and 91,400 persons since 31 March 2008.
  • Preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2008 (145,500) was 4.3% (or 6,000 persons) higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 June 2007 (139,500).
  • Preliminary net overseas migration for the year ended 30 June 2008 was 213,500 persons.


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.7% during the 12 months ended 30 June 2008. Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 41% and 59% respectively to this total population growth.
  • All states and territories experienced positive population growth over the 12 months ended 30 June 2008. Western Australia recorded the largest percentage gain (2.7%) and Tasmania the smallest (1.0%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2008 18 March 2009
December 2008 4 June 2009
March 2009 22 September 2009
June 2009 3 December 2009
September 2009 18 March 2010
December 2009 3 June 2010



ERP STATUS

Data for 30 September 2001 to 30 June 2006 are final and based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Data from the 30 September 2006 onwards are preliminary. For the current status refer to paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.


PRELIMINARY DATA

Due to the collection and estimation methods applied to produce preliminary statistics, users should exercise caution when analysing and interpreting the most recent annual and quarterly estimates for births, deaths and net overseas migration, particularly when making time series comparisons. For analysis of fertility trends over time users should refer to Births, Australia (cat. no. 3301.0) - see paragraphs 8-14 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Changes in this issue are as follows:
  • An international comparison has been included in the Main Features;
  • A section regarding statistics for parliamentary representation has been included in the Main Features;
  • Preliminary total fertility rates (TFRs) for 2007-08 are published in table 13;
  • Preliminary standardised death rates (SDRs) for 2007-08 are published in table 14;
  • Preliminary infant mortality rates (IMRs) for 2007-08 are published in table 15;
  • Population estimates for Australian External Territories in table 8 have been updated to 30 June 2008.


UPCOMING RELEASES

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2008 (cat. no. 3201.0) will be released on 15 December 2008.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Diala Raad on Canberra (02) 6252 5640.


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