Key indicators

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

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Dec qtr 19 8,128,984 6,651,074 5,129,996 1,759,184 2,639,080 537,012 244,761 427,419 25,522,169
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Dec qtr 19 1.1 1.9 1.6 0.9 1.3 1.0 -0.4 1.0 1.4
Natural increase (no.) (d) Dec qtr 19 42,839 35,955 29,264 5,526 18,499 1,089 2,517 3,488 139,171
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Dec qtr 19 70,545 75,557 27,144 14,074 18,862 2,635 535 1,291 210,662
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Dec qtr 19 -22,447 10,649 22,928 -3,861 -4,124 1,438 -3,994 -589 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Dec qtr 19 90,937 122,161 79,336 15,739 33,237 5,162 -942 4,190 349,833
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) Dec qtr 19 10.2 29.2 3.0 1.8 1.0 7.9 0.2 181.2 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 (%) Jun 20 6.9 7.5 7.7 8.8 8.7 6.9 5.7 5.1 7.4
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Mar qtr 20 12.0 10.8 3.1 1.0 -0.6 7.0 -2.1 3.5 8.1
Retail trade turnover - seasonally adjusted (%) (f) May 20 16.5 17.2 16.6 16.1 19.7 17.3 8.1 12.2 16.9
Building approvals - seasonally adjusted (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) May 20 -11.3 -14.3 -7.4 -9.3 -8.9 -23.3 n.a. n.a. -16.4
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) Mar qtr 20 4.6 1.7 0.9 11.3 5.5 -1.4 1.7 3.3 3.0
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Mar qtr 20 -8.6 -8.4 -6.3 -3.5 1.1 -14.9 -4.9 -11.2 -5.7
. . = not applicable n.a. = not available
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 16 July 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, Dec 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, Jun 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Mar 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
 
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, May 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
 
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, May 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
 
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Mar 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/domestic-tourism-results
 
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Mar 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/International/international-tourism-results

 

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