3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2015
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 644.2
102.2
1.4
Victoria
5 966.7
102.3
1.7
Queensland
4 792.9
55.2
1.2
South Australia
1 701.1
12.4
0.7
Western Australia
2 598.2
32.5
1.3
Tasmania
517.2
2.2
0.4
Northern Territory
244.5
0.8
0.3
Australian Capital Territory
392.0
5.5
1.4
Australia(a)
23 860.1
313.2
1.3

(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 2015
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 September 2015




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2015 was 23,860,100 people. This reflects an increase of 313,200 people since 30 September 2014, and 82,400 people since 30 June 2015.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2015 (145,600 people) was 7.7%, or 12,100 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2014 (157,700 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 30 September 2015 (167,700 people) was 7.0%, or 12,700 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2014 (180,300 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.3% during the year ended 30 September 2015.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 46.5% and 53.5% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2015.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2015.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 1.7%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at 0.3%.