- People living in the capitals increased by 303,100 people or 1.8%.
- Capital city growth accounted for 79% of total population growth.
- Melbourne (113,500) and Sydney (87,100) had the largest growth.
- Melbourne (2.3%) and Brisbane (2.1%) had the highest growth rates.
National, state and territory population
- Australia’s population was 25,464,116 people at 30 September 2019.
- The quarterly growth was 98,545 people (0.4%).
- The annual growth was 371,100 people (1.5%).
- 37.5% of annual growth was due to natural increase, and 62.5% was due to net overseas migration.
- There were 315,147 registered births, an increase of 1.9% from 2017.
- For all Australian women, the total fertility rate was 1.74 births per woman.
- For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, the total fertility rate was 2.37 births per woman.
- The net reproductive rate was steady at 0.838.
- There were 158,493 registered deaths, a decrease of 1.5% since 2017.
- The standardised death rate decreased to 5.1 deaths, from 5.3 in 2017.
- Infant deaths decreased by 31 deaths to 988.
- There were 3,218 deaths where the deceased was Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or both.
Household and Family Projections, Australia
- The number of households is projected to increase from 9.2 million in 2016 to between 12.6 and 13.2 million in 2041.
- The number of families is projected to increase from 6.7 million to between 9.2 and 9.4 million.
- Living with a partner is projected to remain the most common living arrangement.