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

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Jun qtr 17 7,861,068 6,323,606 4,928,457 1,723,548 2,580,354 520,877 246,105 410,301 24,598,933
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Jun qtr 17 1.6 2.3 1.6 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.1 1.7 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Jun qtr 17 38,083 40,274 31,006 5,938 20,024 1,087 2,932 3,369 142,716
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 17 98,570 86,901 31,148 10,497 13,101 1,461 923 2,801 245,408
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 17 -14,859 17,182 17,426 -5,941 -11,722 741 -3,490 663 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Jun qtr 17 121,794 144,357 79,580 10,494 21,403 3,289 365 6,833 388,124
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) Jun qtr 17 9.8 27.8 2.8 1.8 1.0 7.7 0.2 174.0 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 (%) Jan 18 4.8 5.7 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.7 4.6 4.0 5.5
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Sep qtr 17 10.0 15.5 4.2 4.6 -1.8 13.1 -5.0 8.3 9.3
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Dec 17 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Dec 17 -5.6 2.5 -0.8 -2.4 -1.3 3.1 -12.9 -35.0 -1.7
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Sep qtr 17 4.5 2.3 1.6 9.8 15.0 2.5 27.4 10.5 4.8
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 17 7.6 10.6 9.7 -2.8 -2.0 12.3 -1.8 12.6 7.2
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 17 8.9 7.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 16.6 -1.5 10.2 7.3
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 15 February 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, Jun 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, Sep 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, Jan 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Sep 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Sep 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Sep 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
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Last reviewed 15 February 2018