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

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Mar qtr 18 7,955,901 6,429,979 4,990,681 1,733,474 2,591,887 526,663 246,688 419,192 24,899,077
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Mar qtr 18 1.4 2.2 1.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.1 2.1 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Mar qtr 18 43,526 38,593 30,006 4,883 19,835 848 2,687 3,554 143,936
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 18 90,060 83,703 29,323 12,408 13,381 2,265 1,182 4,484 236,786
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 18 -20,506 15,099 24,004 -5,679 -12,040 2,196 -3,563 489 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Mar qtr 18 113,080 137,395 83,333 11,612 21,176 5,309 306 8,527 380,722
Area (km²) 2016-17 800,811 227,496 1,730,172 984,275 2,526,646 68,018 1,348,094 2,358 7,688,126
Population density (persons/km²) Mar qtr 18 9.9 28.3 2.9 1.8 1.0 7.7 0.2 177.8 3.2
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Sep qtr 18 2.0 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.2 2.7 1.3 2.5 1.9
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Oct 18 4.6 4.5 6.2 5.5 5.9 5.6 4.6 3.7 5.1
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 18 -4.1 2.6 2.1 2.4 -0.4 15.5 -4.4 3.8 -0.3
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Sep 18 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.9 0.0 0.2
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Sep 18 -1.3 -1.0 -2.3 -3.9 -2.1 1.5 -6.9 -8.4 -1.9
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Sep qtr 18 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.2 1.6 2.6 1.7 2.2 2.3
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 18 9.3 6.4 4.7 5.5 8.1 4.0 -11.4 2.0 7.0
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 18 5.9 7.9 4.1 6.6 -1.8 21.3 -7.4 12.4 6.2
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 15 November 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, Mar 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016-17
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Jun 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2018
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Jun 2018
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Jun 2018
http://www.tra.gov.au/research
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Last reviewed 15 November 2018