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

Key indicator Data period State/territory
NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Mar qtr 17 7,837,709 6,290,674 4,907,608 1,720,953 2,575,970 520,101 244,990 409,141 24,511,773
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Mar qtr 17 1.6 2.4 1.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.1 1.8 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Mar qtr 17 41,070 36,556 31,225 5,872 20,351 1,048 2,882 3,403 142,427
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 17 93,481 83,446 27,521 10,330 12,476 1,291 832 2,503 231,890
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 17 -13,866 18,557 15,716 -6,541 -11,760 651 -3,458 701 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Mar qtr 17 123,296 149,374 75,372 10,255 18,398 3,091 338 7,170 389,072
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) Mar qtr 17 9.8 27.7 2.8 1.7 1.0 7.6 0.2 173.5 3.2
    
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 17 2.2 2.2 1.8 1.6 0.7 2.3 0.5 2.1 1.9
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Sep 17 4.8 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.9 4.1 4.4 5.5
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 17 14.8 16.0 3.9 5.1 -2.8 12.2 -4.7 9.0 11.1
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Aug 17 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Aug 17 0.7 1.5 1.0 0.9 -0.8 1.2 8.3 8.9 1.1
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Jun qtr 17 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.4 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.9
   
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 17 5.6 9.2 6.2 0.5 -5.3 15.9 4.4 5.2 5.2
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 17 9.9 7.7 5.6 3.1 8.8 13.0 8.2 9.1 8.7
   
Sales of new motor vehicles - trend (%) (f) Sep 17 0.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.7 0.8 1.5 -0.8 -0.9 -0.3
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 19 October 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, Mar 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, Jun 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Jun 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Jun 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-nvs-report.html
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Jun 2017
http://www.tra.gov.au/research/latest-ivs-report.html
ABS 9314.0  Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Sep 2017
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9314.0
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