3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2017
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 895.8
123.1
1.6
Victoria
6 358.9
147.4
2.4
Queensland
4 948.7
81.3
1.7
South Australia
1 726.9
10.8
0.6
Western Australia
2 587.1
22.0
0.9
Tasmania
522.0
3.7
0.7
Northern Territory
246.1
0.1
-
Australian Capital Territory
412.6
7.2
1.8
Australia(a)
24 702.9
395.6
1.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2017 was 24,702,900 people. This is an increase of 395,600 people since 30 September 2016, and 103,900 people since 30 June 2017.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase for the year ended 30 September 2017 (145,500 people) was 4.0%, or 6,000 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2016 (151,500 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) for the year ended 30 September 2017 (250,100 people) was 15.4%, or 33,400 people higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2016 (216,800 people).

Graph Image for Population growth, Quarterly

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, September quarter 2017




POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.6% during the year ended 30 September 2017.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 36.8% and 63.2% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2017.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2017.
  • Victoria recorded the highest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.4%. The Northern Territory recorded the lowest growth rate at less than 1.0%.

Graph Image for Population growth rate, Year ended 30 September 2017

Source(s): Australian Demographic Statistics, September quarter 2017