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3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Population at end Sep qtr 2014
Change over previous year
Change over previous year
PRELIMINARY DATA
'000
'000
%

New South Wales
7 544.5
106.4
1.4
Victoria
5 866.3
102.0
1.8
Queensland
4 740.9
69.4
1.5
South Australia
1 688.7
14.3
0.9
Western Australia
2 589.1
53.7
2.1
Tasmania
515.0
1.6
0.3
Northern Territory
246.3
2.8
1.1
Australian Capital Territory
387.1
4.4
1.2
Australia(a)
23 581.0
354.6
1.5

(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 2014
Graph: Population Growth Rate, Year ended 30 September 2014




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
  • The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 September 2014 was 23,581,000 people. This reflects an increase of 354,600 people since 30 September 2013, and 90,300 people since 30 June 2014.
  • The preliminary estimate of natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2014 (150,700 people) was 8.5%, or 14,000 people lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 30 September 2013 (164,800 people).
  • The preliminary estimate of net overseas migration (NOM) recorded for the year ended 30 September 2014 (203,900 people) was 12.8%, or 30,000 people lower than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 30 September 2013 (233,900 people).


POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • Australia's population grew by 1.5% during the year ended 30 September 2014.
  • Natural increase and NOM contributed 43% and 57% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 September 2014.
  • All states and territories recorded positive population growth in the year ended 30 September 2014.
  • Western Australia continued to record the fastest growth rate of all states and territories at 2.1%. Tasmania recorded the slowest growth rate at 0.3%.

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