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Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at September 2017 (a))

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Dec qtr 16 7,797,791 6,244,227 4,883,739 1,716,966 2,567,788 519,050 245,048 406,403 24,385,635
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Dec qtr 16 1.5 2.4 1.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.3 1.7 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Dec qtr 16 42,387 43,439 32,160 6,419 20,587 1,375 2,879 3,311 152,578
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Dec qtr 16 84,835 74,051 23,023 9,942 12,921 1,261 838 2,074 208,953
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Dec qtr 16 -12,822 17,987 14,652 -6,903 -10,824 467 -3,178 621 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Dec qtr 16 116,382 146,628 70,442 10,322 16,835 2,972 645 6,825 372,805
Area (km²) 2016 800,811 227,496 1,730,172 984,275 2,526,646 68,018 1,348,094 2,358 7,688,126
Population density (persons/km²) Dec qtr 16 9.7 27.2 2.8 1.7 1 7.6 0.2 171.1 3.1
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 17 2.2 2.2 1.8 1.6 0.7 2.3 0.5 2.1 1.9
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Aug 17 4.9 6.1 6.0 6.1 5.5 6.1 3.6 4.7 5.6
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Mar qtr 17 16.0 16.1 4.3 5.6 -3.2 10.6 -5.6 10.6 11.5
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Jun 17 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Jul 17 0.4 1.0 0.2 0.8 0.8 -1.0 -9.7 8.8 0.7
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Jun qtr 17 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.4 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.9
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Mar qtr 17 4.0 6.2 4.3 1.0 -4.6 7.2 -7.1 2.7 3.1
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 17 9.9 7.7 5.6 3.1 8.8 13.0 8.2 9.1 8.7
   
Sales of new motor vehicles - trend (%) (f) Jul 17 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.3 1.9 1.3 0.7
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 14 September 2017.
(b) Where applicable, includes Other Territories comprising Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
(c) Change from corresponding quarter of previous year.
(d) In the 12 months to the current quarter.
(e) Based on the capital city of state/territory; and weighted average of capital cities for Australia.
(f) Change from previous month.
(g) Hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses.
(h) Change between year endings.
(i) Based on visitors aged 15 years and over.
Sources:
ABS 3101.0  Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Jun 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Mar 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Jul 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Mar 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-nvs-report.html
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Jun 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-ivs-report.html
ABS 9314.0  Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jul 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9314.0
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