ABS Reports 1.4% Growth in Australia’s Population in Last Calendar Year

  • Jun 19, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

As per ABS’s latest figures, Australia’s population increased by 1.4% for the year ended 31 December 2019. Some highlights include:

  • Natural increase contributed 39.8% of annual population growth while remaining 60.8% was accounted by net overseas migration
  • 305,800 births and 166,700 deaths registered in Australia in 2019
  • 533,500 overseas migration arrivals and 322,900 departures in 2019 bringing net overseas migration to 210,700 people.
  • Net overseas migration was down 16.5% compared to the previous year due to a rise in overseas migration departures by 14.4% paired with somewhat stable arrivals (fall of 0.2%)

Lauren Ford, ABS’s Demography Director stated that the population at 31 December 2019 was 25.5 million people at the back of an annual increase of 349,800 people.


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