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

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Jun qtr 16 7,725,884 6,068,042 4,844,473 1,708,183 2,617,172 519,128 244,880 396,141 24,127,159
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Jun qtr 16 1.4 2.1 1.4 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 1.3 1.4
Natural increase (no.) (d) Jun qtr 16 45,773 41,425 33,059 6,497 21,200 1,286 2,810 3,589 155,656
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 16 71,161 65,007 20,019 9,163 13,640 1,143 420 1,607 182,165
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 16 -11,349 16,699 11,581 -6,398 -7,703 42 -2,696 -176 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Jun qtr 16 105,585 123,131 64,659 9,262 27,137 2,471 534 5,020 337,821
Area (km²) 2014-15 800,809 227,496 1,729,958 984,179 2,526,574 68,018 1,348,199 2,358 7,687,809
Population density (persons/km²) Jun qtr 16 9.6 26.7 2.8 1.7 1.0 7.6 0.2 168.0 3.1
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 16 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.3 0.4 1.3 -0.4 1.8 1.5
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Jan 17 5.1 5.9 6.1 6.7 6.6 5.9 4.0 3.7 5.7
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Sep qtr 16 3.3 8.6 3.4 3.9 -4.1 6.4 -8.5 6.8 4.1
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Dec 16 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.3
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Dec 16 -6.3 1.5 -5.0 -1.3 -0.3 3.8 1.4 -2.0 -2.5
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Sep qtr 16 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.3 1.7 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.0
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 16 4.5 2.3 1.6 9.8 15.0 2.5 27.4 10.5 4.8
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 16 12.6 13.3 13.1 9.6 8.2 14.8 4.6 11.2 11.5
   
Sales of new motor vehicles - trend (%) (f) Jan 17 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -1.8 -0.5 1.0 -0.2
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 16 February 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, Jun 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014-15
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Sep 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Sep 2016
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-nvs-report.html
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Sep 2016
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-ivs-report.html
ABS 9314.0  Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9314.0
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Last reviewed 16 February 2017