Population Growth

Australia experienced rapid population growth in the years 2007-2009. The rate of growth declined after reaching its peak in 2008. The decline was reversed in 2011, stabilised in 2012-13 and declined again in 2014.

The preliminary estimated population was 23,625,600 at 31 December 2014, an increase of 330,200 people since 31 December 2013.

The annual growth rate was estimated at 1.4% during the year ended 31 December 2014. This compares with growth of 2.2% in 2008, 1.8% in 2009, 1.4% in 2010, 1.6% in 2011, 1.8% in 2012, and 1.7% in 2013.

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Population Growth Fact Sheet