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Key data releases

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

Data releases

Mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

This note draws on data from Provisional Mortality Statistics, Jan 2020 – Dec 2021 and from Measuring Australia’s excess mortality during the COVID‑19 pandemic from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It covers the period when infections and deaths from the Delta variant were most prevalent. While the Omicron variant was first detected in Australia in November 2021, deaths from the virus have been highest in early 2022.

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

Data releases

Regional Population, 2020-21

This release reveals the uneven distribution of COVID‑19 on Australia’s population.

In 2020‑21, the combined capital cities population declined for the first time on record.

Overall, this was driven by a large net outflow of overseas migrants from capital cities as well as increased internal migration from capital cities to regional areas.

Regional areas grew at a similar rate to the previous year. This was driven by record levels of internal migration.

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

Data releases

National, state and territory population, September 2021

Centre for Population analysis of the National, state and territory population publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

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

Budget 2022-23: population projections, Australia, 2021-22 to 2032-33

  • National population projections for the 2022‑23 Budget, includes population level and components of population growth out to 2032‑33 for Australia.
  • Budget 2022-23
  • Last updated: 29 March 2022

Budget 2022-23: population projections, Australia, 2021-22 to 2032-33 XLSX 173 kB

Projections

Budget 2022-23: population projections, states and territories, 2021-22 to 2025-26

  • State and territory population projections for the 2022‑23 Budget, includes population level and components of population growth out to 2025‑26.
  • Budget 2022-23
  • Last updated: 29 March 2022

Budget 2022-23: population projections, states and territories, 2021-22 to 2025-26 XLSX 177 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

Fastest Growing Local Government Areas (LGAs)

This dashboard explores which local government areas (LGAs) are the fastest and slowest growing in a given year.

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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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