Key indicators

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

Key indicator Data period State/territory  
    NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT Aust. (b)
Estimated resident population (no.) Mar qtr 20 8,157,735 6,689,377 5,160,023 1,767,247 2,656,156 539,590 245,353 429,834 25,649,985
Estimated resident population growth (%) (c) Mar qtr 20 1.1 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.1 -0.2 1.1 1.4
Natural increase (no.) (d) Mar qtr 20 42,543 35,333 28,869 4,937 18,008 1,069 2,404 3,348 136,508
Net overseas migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 20 67,569 73,484 32,105 16,121 24,826 3,668 576 2,141 220,510
Net interstate migration (no.) (d) Mar qtr 20 -22,301 7,721 24,021 -3,176 -3,206 1,254 -3,387 -926 . .
Total growth (no.) (d) Mar qtr 20 87,811 116,538 84,995 17,882 39,628 5,991 -407 4,563 357,018
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) Mar qtr 20 10.2 29.4 3.0 1.8 1.1 7.9 0.2 182.3 3.3
                        
Consumer Price Index (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 20 -1.0 0.3 -1.0 0.8 0.1 1.3 -1.8 -0.6 -0.3
Unemployment rate - seasonally adjusted (%) Sep 20 7.2 6.7 7.7 7.1 6.7 7.6 4.8 3.8 6.9
House Price Index (established homes) (%) (c)(e) Jun qtr 20 9.2 8.9 3.1 0.7 0.2 6.2 -2.0 3.7 6.6
Retail trade turnover - seasonally adjusted (%) (f) Aug 20 -2.0 -12.6 -1.1 -0.9 -0.4 -0.2 2.0 0.7 -4.0
Building approvals - seasonally adjusted (total dwelling units approved) (%) (f) Aug 20 -14.2 1.8 8.1 -4.8 33.8 -26.2 n.a. n.a. -1.6
Wage Price Index - original (%) (c)(g) Jun qtr 20 1.8 1.7 1.7 2.4 1.6 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.7
                       
National Visitor - Overnight visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 20 -18.6 -21.8 -19.3 -11.6 -11.7 -24.6 -18.5 -14.4 -18.8
International Visitor - Visitors (%) (h)(i) Jun qtr 20 -30.0 -29.0 -28.0 -24.0 -23.0 -33.0 -21.0 -34.0 -28.0
. . = not applicable n.a. = not available
(a) Note: Table contains information as at 15 October 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, Mar 2020
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, Jun 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0
 
ABS 6401.0  Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6401.0
 
ABS 6202.0  Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 
ABS 6416.0  Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Jun 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6416.0
 
ABS 8501.0  Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8501.0
 
ABS 8731.0  Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2020
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0
 
Tourist Research Australia, National Visitor Survey, Jun 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/domestic-tourism-results
 
Tourist Research Australia, International Visitor Survey, Jun 2020
https://www.tra.gov.au/International/international-tourism-results

 

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