Australian Population Projections

According to the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as updated 6th July 2011… ‘in the 10 years to 30 June 2007, Australia’s population increased by 1.3% per year on average, with just over half of this growth resulting from natural increase (the excess of births over deaths) and just under half from net overseas migration (NOM). In the last 2 years, Australia’s population has grown by 1.5% per year, with NOM contributing more to population growth than natural increase in the year ended 30 June 2007. In 2006-07, there were 274,300 births and 134,800 deaths in Australia, resulting in natural increase of 139,500 people, while NOM contributed 177,600 people to Australia’s population.’