Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2013 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2014   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

New South Wales
7 439.2
108.1
1.5
Victoria
5 768.6
110.5
2.0
Queensland
4 676.4
83.7
1.8
South Australia
1 674.7
15.3
0.9
Western Australia
2 535.7
76.3
3.1
Tasmania
513.4
1.2
0.2
Northern Territory
241.8
4.3
1.8
Australian Capital Territory
382.9
5.9
1.6
Australia(a)
23 235.8
405.4
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 30 September 2013
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 September 2013




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2013 was 23,235,800 people. This reflects an increase of 405,400 people since 30 September 2012 and 100,600 people since 30 June 2013.
  • The preliminary estimates of natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2013 (164,400 people) was 2.9%, or 4,700 people higher than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2012 (159,700 people).
  • The preliminary estimates of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 30 September 2013 (241,000 people) was 1.0%, or 2,400 people higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2012 (238,600 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.8% during the year ended 30 September 2013.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 41% and 59% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2013.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2013. Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 3.1%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.2%.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.