Key indicators

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Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at February 2021(a))

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Jun qtr 20 8,164,128 6,694,884 5,174,437 1,769,319 2,661,936 540,569 245,980 431,114 25,687,041
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Jun qtr 20 0.9 1.5 1.6 0.9 1.5 1.1 -0.1 1.1 1.3
Natural increase (no.) (d) Jun qtr 20 42,713 36,212 28,329 4,917 17,743 1,314 2,525 3,377 137,127
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 20 54,923 59,549 26,876 13,881 23,344 3,467 9 2,102 184,169
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Jun qtr 20 -20,887 2,243 25,348 -2,160 -2,410 1,213 -2,697 -650 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Jun qtr 20 76,749 98,004 80,553 16,638 38,677 5,994 -163 4,829 321,296
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) Jun qtr 20 10.2 29.4 3.0 1.8 1.1 7.9 0.2 182.8 3.3
                        
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Dec qtr 20 0.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 -0.1 0.8 0.0 1.1 0.9
Unemployment rate - seasonally adjusted (%) Jan 21 6.0 6.3 7.0 7.1 6.2 5.9 5.6 4.4 6.4
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Sep qtr 20 6.6 4.7 3.8 2.9 3.4 5.9 -0.4 6.2 5.0
Retail trade turnover - seasonally adjusted (%) (f) Dec 20 -4.9 -6.8 -1.8 -0.7 -2.0 -4.6 1.1 -1.6 -4.1
Building approvals - seasonally adjusted (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Dec 20 1.8 8.6 24.0 16.7 7.8 66.5 n.a. n.a. 10.9
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Sep qtr 20 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.4
                       
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 20 -30.5 -41.4 -28.0 -24.3 -16.7 -27.1 -35.6 -36.4 -30.6
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Sep qtr 20 -52.8 -52.1 -54.1 -44.3 -47.8 -45.5 -54.6 -58.0 -52.2
. . = not applicable n.a. = not available
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 18 February 2021.
(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, Jun 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0
 
ABS 3218.0  Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3218.0
 
ABS 6345.0  Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
 
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
 
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2021
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Sep 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
 
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
 
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2020
https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
 
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Sep 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/domestic-tourism-results
 
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Sep 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/International/international-tourism-results
Key demographic and socio-economic indicators by state and territory (as at February 2021)
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