Population Travelling North
The latest quarterly Demographic Statistics (as at Sept 2001) from the ABS show Queensland continues to attract net increase in population from internal migration by 20,200 for the year. Victoria also had a net gain of 7,700 with NSW the big loser at -17,000. Of the 104,500 net overseas migrants 40% favour NSW so there is still a net gain to NSW after external migration of about 25,000.
Queensland population is now 3.64 million compared to Victoria at 4.84 million. The trend of interstate migration will see Queensland catching Victoria, but not for a long time unless external migrants gravitate there also.
Population growth continues to be stuck around 1.2% and births at a fairly constant 250,000 per annum. Total population is 19,442,300. The five countires closest to Australia in current population are Yemen, Mozambique, Malasia, Shri Lanka and Ghana. Natural increase rates for these countries are 3.4%, 1.5%, 2.0%, 1.0% and 2.0% compared to Australia's 0.6%.
Posted Thursday, 21 March 2002
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