Key data releases

The Centre for Population’s summaries of key demographic publications.

Data releases

Provisional Mortality Statistics, October 2021

Cumulatively in 2021 (until 31 October), the total number of doctor-certified deaths (124,200) was higher than the number of doctor-certified deaths in 2020 (119,200), and higher than the average over 2015‑19 (118,800). The monthly number of doctor-certified deaths in October 2021 was higher than in October 2020 and the 2015‑19 average. From August to October, weekly doctor-certified deaths were not significantly higher in 2021 than the 2015‑19 average, despite a large increase in new COVID‑19 infections over this period. Age standardised death rates for total doctor-certified deaths in 2021 have been below the 2015‑19 average, suggesting that the increase in the number of cumulative deaths (when compared to 2015‑19) reflects a change in the size and age structure of the population rather than an increase in mortality.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Overseas Migration, 2020-21

A summary of the composition of overseas migration by visa type, including a breakdown of overseas migrants by country of birth.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

National, state and territory population, June 2021

The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) of Australia was 25.7 million people at 30 June 2021, around 34,300 people larger than at 31 March 2021. Population growth for the year ending 30 June 2021 was around 0.2 per cent (46,000 people), down from 1.3 per cent for the year ending 30 June 2020. This is the lowest recorded financial year growth since 1916-17 when growth was 0.0 per cent.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Centre for Population projections

Find the most recently completed population projections for each level of geography.

Projections

National projections, 2020-21 to 2031-32

  • National population projections, including upside and downside net overseas migration scenarios detailed in the 2021 Population Statement. Includes population level, components of population growth, mortality and fertility assumptions and visa migration projections.
  • Last updated: 20 December 2021

Population Statement Data Download - National XLSX 183 kB

Projections

State and territory projections, 2020-21 to 2031-32

  • State and territory population projections for the 2021 Population Statement. Includes population level and components of population growth.
  • Last updated: 20 December 2021

Population Statement Data Download - State and Territory XLSX 182 kB

Projections

Capital city and rest-of-state projections, 2020-21 to 2031-32

  • Capital city and rest-of-state population projections for the 2021 Population Statement. Includes population level and components of population growth.
  • Last updated: 20 December 2021

Population Statement Data Download - GCCSA XLSX 189 kB

Interactive population dashboards

The interactive data dashboard series helps you explore Australia’s population data and trends. You can also explore how the population has been changing and look into natural increase, overseas migration and internal migration.

Dashboards

National, state and territory population overview

This dashboard helps you to understand how the population is changing nationally and in the states and territories.

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Dashboards

Population in local government areas

This dashboard allows you to dig into population change in any of Australia’s local government areas (LGAs).

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Dashboards

Population in small geographical areas

This dashboard helps you to dig into population change at a local level. Select any of Australia’s small geographical areas (using the ABS SA2 classification) for a detailed breakdown.

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