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Population Growth 1.3%

The Australian population grew 0.4% in the March quarter 2003 and 1.3% in the 12 months ended March 2003.

In the March quarter 2003 all states and the Australian Capital Territory had positive population growth. Queensland and Western Australia recorded the highest growth rates, each 0.6%. The Northern Territory recorded negative growth at minus 0.1%. Similarly, for the year ended March 2003 all states and the Australian Capital Territory had positive growth rates. Queensland recorded the highest growth rate at 2.4% while growth for the Northern Territory was negative at minus 0.2%.

These figures come from the Australian Bureau of Statistics latest release 3101.0 Australian Demographic Statistics, out today at www.abs.gov.au

Posted Thursday, 18 September 2003


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