Australian population trends
Australia’s population is growing. Two components account for our population growth: natural increase (that is, the number of people being born), and overseas migration – and the numbers of both are on the rise. Each year, more people arrive in Australia than depart, while more people are born than die.
In recent years, migration has overtaken natural increase as the dominant component of population growth. This has led to an accelerated rate of population growth.
The following statistics in Part One: People are sourced from the ABS net overseas migration data, and count actual people coming and going from Australia.