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May 18 2011

Population in Australia

Population Statistics of Australia

Australia’s Population is continuing to Grow

During the year ending March 2010 Australia’s population grew by an estimated 403,100 people to reach 22,272,000. An increase of 1.8%.

60% of the growth was from net overseas migration with 40% being from natural increase (births minus deaths).

The individual State populations have grown as follows:

  • 2.3% Western Australia up to 2,286,100
  • 2.2% Queensland up to 4,498,900
  • 2.0% Victoria up to 5,529,400
  • 1.9% Northern Territory up to 228,500
  • 1.8% Australian Capital Territory up to 357,700
  • 1.6% New South Wales up to 7,221,000
  • 1.3% South Australia up to 1,640,700
  • 0.9% Tasmania up to 507,100

Queenslands Population reaches 4,444,444 – Oct 2009
At 4.44am on Tuesday 20th October 2009, the population of Queensland is estimated to have reached 4,444,444.

Queenslands population has recently been increasing at an average of 2,167 new residents every week.

The growth is attributed to:

  • 46.7% overseas migration
  • 35.6% natural increase
  • 17.7% interstate migration

Australian Population Growth in 2008 (revised 6/09)

  • Queensland an increase of 106,700 or 2.5% up to 4,349,500
  • Victoria an increase of 102,400 or 1.9% up to 5,364,800
  • New South Wales an increase of 97,500 or 1.4% up to 7,041,400
  • Western Australia an increase of 66,000 or 3.1% up to 2,204,000
  • South Australia an increase of 18,500 or 1.2% up to 1,612,000
  • Australian Capital Territory an increase of 5,800 or 1.7% up to 347,800
  • Tasmania an increase of 4,900 or 1.0% up to 500,300
  • Northern Territory an increase of 4,200 or 2.0% up to 221,700
  • Total Australia an increase of 406,100 or 1.9% up to 21,644,000

Source: www.abs.gov.au

Australia’s population is upgraded constantly at the: ABS Australia Population Clock

As at 28 February 2009 at 10:44 AM (Canberra time), this figure was projected to be: 21,603,764

Figures for 2007, from the ABS, show these as the main countries of birth (over 50,000) for Australian Residents:

Number     %    Country of Birth
15,763,370   75.0%    Australia
1,149,118    5.5%    United Kingdom
463,331    2.2%    New Zealand
281,009    1.3% China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
225,148    1.1%    Italy
199,696    1.0%    India
188,038    0.9%    Viet Nam
144,340    0.7%    Philippines
133,336    0.6%    Greece
126,283    0.6%    South Africa
125,445    0.6%    Germany
113,369    0.5%    Malaysia
90,889    0.4%     Netherlands
90,744    0.4%     Lebanon
86,320    0.4% Hong Kong (SAR of China)
77,658    0.4% United States of America
74,313    0.4%    Sri Lanka
70,494    0.3%    Croatia
69,142    0.3% Korea, Republic of (South)
63,060    0.3%    Indonesia
61,005    0.3%    Poland
60,460    0.3%    Ireland
57,622    0.3%    Fiji
50,688    0.2%    Malta
50,323    0.2%    Singapore
1,202,021    5.7%    Other – (from another 90 countries)

5,253,852   25.0%    Total overseas – born

21,017,222 Total Estimated Population

2006 Australian Census
As at the 2006 Census the breakdown for the top 6 countries of birth for Australian residents was:

  • 70.9% Australia
  • 4.3% England
  • 2.0% New Zealand
  • 1.0% China
  • 1.0% Italy
  • 0.8% Viet Nam

The Australian population at the 2006 census, 19,855,288, was broken down between the following Capital Cities and States as follows:

Perth, Western Australia

Perth has a population of 1,515,790 which is about 77% of the 1,958,236 State population.

61% of the Perth population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Perth, come from:

  • 11% UK
  • 2% New Zealand
  • 1% South Africa
  • 1% Italy
  • 1% Malaysia

65% of the Western Australian population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in West Australia, come from:

  • 10% UK
  • 2% New Zealand
  • 1% South Africa
  • 1% Italy
  • 1% Malaysia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne has a population of 3,478,138 which is about 70% of the 4,934,425 State population.

63% of the Melbourne population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Perth, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 2% Italy
  • 1% Vietnam
  • 1% China
  • 1% Greece

69% of the Victoria population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Victoria, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 1% Italy
  • 1% New Zealand
  • 1% Vietnam
  • 1% China

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney has a population of 4,095,244 which is about 63% of the 6,548,542 State population.

60% of the Sydney population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Sydney, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 2% China
  • 1% New Zealand
  • 1% Vietnam
  • 1% Lebanon

69% of the New South Wales population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in New South Wales, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 2% China
  • 1% New Zealand
  • 1% Vietnam
  • 1% Philippines

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart has a population of 209,851 which is 44% of the 476,480 State population.

81% of the Hobart population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Hobart, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands and China each with under 1%

83% of the Tasmanian population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Tasmania, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany and USA each with under 1%

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane has a population of 1,837,414 which is about 47% of the 3,904,983 State population.

72% of the Brisbane population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Brisbane, come from:

  • 5% UK
  • 4% New Zealand
  • South Africa, Vietnam and China each with under 1%

75% of the Queensland population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Queensland, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 3% New Zealand
  • South Africa, Germany and Philippines each with under 1%

Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide has a population of 1,128,597 which is about 75% of the 1,512,512 State population.

70% of the Adelaide population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Adelaide, come from:

  • 8% UK
  • 1% Italy
  • Vietnam, Greece and Germany each with under 1%

73% of the South Australian population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in South Australia, come from:

  • 8% UK
  • 1% Italy
  • Germany, New Zealand and Greeces each with under 1%

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Darwin has a population of 68,633 which is about 35% of the 195,054 State population.

68% of the Darwin population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Darwin, come from:

  • 4% UK
  • 2% New Zealand
  • Germany, Netherlands and China each with under 1%

77% of the Northern Territory population was born in Australia.
The top 5 non Australian born people, living in Northern Territory, come from:

  • 3% UK
  • 1% New Zealand
  • Philippines, USA and Greeces each with under 1%

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