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Australian demographic statistics

20 Jun 2012
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New statistics released showing the most recent population numbers within Australia from the 2011 census.

Estimated resident population
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 December 2011 was 22,485,300 persons.This was an increase of 302,600 persons since 31 December 2010 and 82,400 persons since 30 September 2011. The preliminary natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2011 (149,700 persons) was 2.5%, or 3,600 persons, lower than the natural increase recorded for the year ended 31 December 2010 (146,000 persons). The preliminary net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 December 2011 (184,000 persons) was 9.0%, or 15,200 persons, higher than the net overseas migration recorded for the year ended 31 December 2010 (168,800 persons).
Five years of population change
The preliminary rebased estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2011 was 22,323,900 persons, which was an increase of 1,626,100 persons over the recent intercensal period (2006-11). The national average annual growth rate for the five year period from 30 June 2006 - 30 June 2011 was 1.5%, an increase on that for the 2001-06 period (1.3%). Over the last five years (2006-11), all states and territories experienced population growth. Western Australia experienced the largest percentage gain, increasing by 14.2%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (10.1%), the Northern Territory (9.8%) and Queensland (9.4%).

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