Key indicators

Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at November 2019(a))

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Mar qtr 19 8,071,071 6,566,170 5,076,512 1,748,630 2,615,794 533,308 245,562 425,706 25,287,394
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Mar qtr 19 1.4 2.1 1.8 0.9 1.0 1.2 -0.4 1.7 1.6
Natural increase (no.) (d) Mar qtr 19 45,503 34,029 29,578 5,155 17,891 1,098 2,540 3,293 139,103
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 19 90,571 86,706 35,292 13,656 16,112 3,035 654 3,634 249,660
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 19 -21,995 12,780 23,269 -4,035 -8,025 2,254 -4,256 8 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Mar qtr 19 114,079 133,515 88,139 14,776 25,978 6,387 -1,062 6,935 388,763
Area (km²) 2017–18 800,811 227,496 1,730,172 984,275 2,526,646 68,018 1,348,094 2,358 7,688,126
Population density (persons/km²) Mar qtr 19 10.1 28.9 2.9 1.8 1.0 7.8 0.2 180.5 3.3
                        
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Sep qtr 19 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.6 2.2 0.5 1.8 1.7
Unemployment rate - trend (%) Oct 19 4.7 4.8 6.5 6.3 5.7 6.1 5.9 3.3 5.3
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 19 -10.1 -10.5 -2.6 -0.4 -3.7 1.3 -3.3 -0.5 -7.7
Retail trade turnover - trend (%) (f) Sep 19 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.2
Building approvals - trend (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Sep 19 -1.2 -0.4 -0.5 0.4 -2.4 1.6 -9.3 -1.8 -0.8
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Sep qtr 19 2.2 2.8 2.1 2.3 1.6 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.2
                       
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 19 10.6 13.8 12.2 12.2 11.5 12.6 12.6 5.0 11.7
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 19 0.8 4.3 0.1 1.0 3.2 -1.6 3.9 7.1 2.8
. . = not applicable
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 14 November 2019.
(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 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
 
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017–18
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
 
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
 
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
 
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Jun 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
 
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
 
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2019
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
 
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Jun 2019
https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/domestic-tourism-results
 
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Jun 2019
https://www.tra.gov.au/International/international-tourism-results

 

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