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

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Sep qtr 16 7,757,843 6,100,877 4,860,448 1,710,804 2,623,164 519,783 245,657 398,349 24,220,192
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Sep qtr 16 1.4 2.1 1.4 0.6 1 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.5
Natural increase (no.) (d) Sep qtr 16 44,809 41,700 33,264 6,643 21,125 1,336 2,860 3,710 155,472
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 16 76,529 68,613 21,469 9,279 13,315 1,265 756 1,992 193,223
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 16 -11,733 17,185 12,966 -6,484 -9,198 -8 -2,804 76 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Sep qtr 16 109,605 127,498 67,699 9,438 25,242 2,593 812 5,778 348,695
Area (km²) 2015-16 800,809 227,496 1,729,958 984,179 2,526,574 68,018 1,348,199 2,358 7,687,809
Population density (persons/km²) Sep qtr 16 9.7 26.8 2.8 1.7 1 7.6 0.2 168.9 3.2
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Mar qtr 17 2.4 2.5 1.8 2 1 2.3 0.5 2.3 2.1
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Apr-17 5 6.1 6.4 7 6.1 5.8 3.5 3.6 5.8
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 16 12 13.1 4.6 4.3 -3.8 8.3 -7.9 6.6 8.9
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Mar-17 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 0
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Mar-17 3 0.3 0.5 -0.1 -1.9 1.6 -19.1 -7.1 0.8
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Mar qtr 17 2.1 2 1.9 2.2 1.2 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.9
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 16 4.3 1.3 3.4 6.1 14.3 -7.1 17.7 12.9 4.2
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 16 13.2 10.4 10.2 5.8 12.4 11.3 -0.2 6.5 11.2
   
Sales of new motor vehicles - trend (%) (f) Apr-17 0.2 0 0.1 0.3 0 -0.9 1 -0.7 0.1
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 18 May 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, Sep 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015-16
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Apr 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Dec 2016
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Dec 2016
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-nvs-report.html
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Dec 2016
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-ivs-report.html
ABS 9314.0  Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Apr 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9314.0
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