Key indicators

Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at May 2020(a))

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Sep qtr 19 8,117,976 6,629,870 5,115,451 1,756,494 2,630,557 535,500 245,562 428,060 25,464,116
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Sep qtr 19 1.3 2.0 1.7 0.9 1.1 1.0 -0.6 1.5 1.5
Natural increase (no.) (d) Sep qtr 19 42,598 35,849 30,041 5,386 17,902 1,173 2,518 3,587 139,052
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 19 81,665 82,113 31,370 14,175 17,071 2,535 389 2,725 232,055
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Sep qtr 19 -22,245 11,629 23,281 -4,189 -5,653 1,616 -4,295 -144 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Sep qtr 19 102,018 129,591 84,692 15,372 29,320 5,324 -1,388 6,168 371,107
Area (km²) 2018–19 800,811 227,496 1,730,172 984,275 2,526,646 68,018 1,348,094 2,358 7,688,126
Population density (persons/km²) Sep qtr 19 10.1 29.1 3.0 1.8 1.0 7.9 0.2 181.5 3.3
                        
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Mar qtr 20 2.0 2.7 1.8 2.4 2.1 3.4 1.5 2.0 2.2
Unemployment rate - seasonally adjusted (%) Apr 20 6.0 6.0 6.8 7.2 6.0 6.2 6.0 4.2 6.2
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 19 4.5 4.4 0.5 0.4 -2.7 4.2 -4.8 1.3 2.8
Retail trade turnover - seasonally adjusted (%) (f) Mar 20 8.0 7.7 8.8 9.4 9.9 8.9 11.6 9.5 8.5
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Mar 20 5.2 0.7 -1.8 -4.9 2.2 3.4 0.0 -7.0 1.3
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Mar qtr 20 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.3 1.8 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2
                       
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 19 11.9 13.5 9.6 22.7 11.7 5.0 10.5 15.8 12.0
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Dec qtr 19 0.3 3.2 0.7 7.8 3.3 -8.4 0.2 7.2 2.2
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 14 May 2020.
(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 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
 
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018–19
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
 
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
 
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
 
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Apr 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Dec 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
 
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
 
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
 
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Dec 2019
https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/domestic-tourism-results
 
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Dec 2019
https://www.tra.gov.au/International/international-tourism-results

 

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