Australia: Projected Population Growth By 2056

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POPULATION SIZE, Observed and projected
AT 30 JUNE 2006(a)
AT 30 JUNE 2007(b)
AT 30 JUNE 2026
AT 30 JUNE 2056
Capital city/balance of state
Observed
Observed
Series B
Series C
Series A
Series B
Series C
NUMBER (‘000)
Sydney
4 282.0
4 334.0
5 487.2
5 426.3
5 358.2
7 649.0
6 976.8
6 565.2
Balance of New South Wales
2 534.1
2 554.0
3 189.9
2 968.8
2 780.2
4 140.1
3 233.4
2 646.1
Total New South Wales
6 816.1
6 888.0
8 677.0
8 395.1
8 138.5
11 789.1
10 210.2
9 211.3
Melbourne
3 743.0
3 805.8
5 272.3
5 038.1
4 861.7
7 970.7
6 789.2
6 100.9
Balance of Victoria
1 383.5
1 399.1
1 626.1
1 624.1
1 636.3
1 879.6
1 749.1
1 742.9
Total Victoria
5 126.5
5 204.8
6 898.3
6 662.2
6 498.0
9 850.3
8 538.3
7 843.8
Brisbane
1 819.8
1 857.0
2 908.0
2 681.1
2 465.6
4 955.1
3 979.3
3 237.0
Balance of Queensland
2 271.1
2 324.5
3 645.4
3 356.9
3 129.7
5 966.3
4 759.6
3 998.2
Total Queensland
4 090.9
4 181.4
6 553.3
6 038.0
5 595.2
10 921.3
8 738.9
7 235.2
Adelaide
1 145.8
1 158.0
1 410.8
1 384.5
1 391.8
1 848.5
1 651.8
1 623.7
Balance of South Australia
422.1
426.2
531.5
499.8
451.0
691.4
552.7
406.7
Total South Australia
1 567.9
1 584.2
1 942.3
1 884.4
1 842.9
2 539.9
2 204.5
2 030.4
Perth
1 518.7
1 554.1
2 455.2
2 267.6
2 112.1
4 164.4
3 358.4
2 815.5
Balance of Western Australia
540.6
552.0
796.8
732.9
660.5
1 207.6
935.0
702.3
Total Western Australia
2 059.4
2 106.1
3 252.0
3 000.5
2 772.7
5 372.0
4 293.4
3 517.7
Hobart
205.5
207.4
266.8
245.3
228.2
367.2
279.7
224.0
Balance of Tasmania
284.5
286.0
338.5
307.0
277.5
411.1
291.2
202.6
Total Tasmania
490.0
493.4
605.3
552.3
505.7
778.3
571.0
426.6
Darwin
114.4
117.4
189.3
165.2
142.4
334.9
243.0
169.2
Balance of Northern Territory
96.3
97.5
140.1
119.8
100.8
238.1
158.6
94.9
Total Northern Territory
210.6
214.9
329.4
285.0
243.3
573.0
401.6
264.2
Total Australian Capital Territory
334.1
339.8
462.5
416.5
373.0
683.2
509.3
374.2
Total capital cities(c)
13 163.3
13 373.4
18 452.0
17 624.7
16 933.0
27 973.0
23 787.5
21 109.6
Total balance of state
7 532.2
7 639.3
10 268.2
9 609.2
9 036.1
14 534.2
11 679.6
9 793.7
Australia(d)
20 697.9
21 015.0
28 723.0
27 236.7
25 971.9
42 510.4
35 470.0
30 906.1
(a) Final estimated resident population.
(b) Preliminary estimated resident population, base population.
(c) Includes the Australian Capital Territory.
(d) Includes Other Territories.

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