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Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at April 2018 (a))

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Sep qtr 17 7,895,819 6,358,948 4,948,697 1,726,909 2,587,135 522,042 246,065 412,617 24,702,851
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Sep qtr 17 1.6 2.4 1.7 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.0 1.8 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Sep qtr 17 40,756 41,977 30,573 5,383 19,813 797 2,843 3,352 145,486
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 17 98,782 88,521 31,374 11,263 13,800 1,948 940 3,492 250,127
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 17 -16,433 16,926 19,324 -5,847 -11,581 1,000 -3,710 321 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Sep qtr 17 123,105 147,424 81,271 10,799 22,032 3,745 73 7,165 395,613
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) Sep qtr 17 9.9 28.0 2.9 1.8 1.0 7.7 0.2 175.0 3.2
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 17 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.3 0.8 2.1 1.0 2.2 1.9
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Mar 18 4.9 5.5 6.0 5.9 6.4 6.0 3.9 4.1 5.6
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 17 3.5 11.7 2.7 3.5 -1.3 12.6 -4.9 6.9 5.6
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Feb 18 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Feb 18 1.0 0.1 0.9 -1.2 -4.4 -3.4 -7.2 -18.7 -0.1
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Dec qtr 17 2.0 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 2.2 1.1 1.9 2.1
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 17 8.2 11.5 4.9 2.0 -1.5 10.6 3.2 10.7 7.1
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 17 7.4 8.1 4.3 6.8 -0.8 18.3 2.2 16.9 6.5
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 19 April 2018.
(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, Sep 2017
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, Dec 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Dec 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Dec 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Dec 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
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