What is the usual resident population of Australia?

The usual resident population of Australia at the 2011 Census was 21,507,717. This compares to the 2006 and 2001 Australian total population of 19,855,287 and 18,769,249 persons respectively.

Which State or Territory in Australia had the largest growth?

Of all the States and Territories in Australia, Queensland had the largest growth in usual resident population, growing by 428,207 between the 2006 and 2011 censuses.

Which capital city had the greatest amount of population growth and which had the fastest average annual growth rate?

Between 2006 and 2011, Melbourne capital city grew by the greatest amount (368,372 persons). The average annual growth rate for that five year period was 1.9%.

Perth was the capital city with the fastest average annual growth with a rate of 2.9%.

What was Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population at the 2011 Census?

At the 2011 census, Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was 37,988 persons, an increase of 7,848 from that at the 2006 census (30,140 persons). This represents a growth rate of 4.7% per annum.

At the 2011 census, Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was 0.7% of Victoria's total population, compared with 0.6% at the 2006 census.

The 2006-2011 growth rate of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population (4.7% per annum) compares with a growth for Victoria's population as a whole of 1.7% per annum.

Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was 6.9% of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. This compares with 6.6% in 2006.

How many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were under 15 years of age?

More than one in three (35.2%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria was under 15 years of age. Just 4.3% of this population was aged 65 and over.

Where do Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population live?

At the 2011 census, 46.3% of Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population lived in metropolitan Melbourne (17,573 persons) compared with 53.7% in regional Victoria (20,415 persons).  In 2006, 46.9% of Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population lived in metropolitan Melbourne (14,122 persons) compared with 53.1% in regional Victoria (16,018 persons).

This compares with the total Victorian population of which 73.6% lived in metropolitan Melbourne and 26.2% in regional Victoria. In 2006, 72.8% of the total Victorian population lived in metropolitan Melbourne, and 27.1% in regional Victoria.

Between 2006 and 2011, metropolitan Melbourne's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population grew by 3,451 (or 24.4%) compared with regional Victoria's which grew by 4,397 (or 27.5%).

Which states had the highest rates of growth?

In terms of rate of growth, the resource rich states of Western Australia (4.0%) and Queensland (2.8%) had the highest annual rates of growth, followed by Victoria (2.6%).

Where did the bulk of the growth for Victoria occur?

The bulk of this growth occurred in Metropolitan Melbourne while a small proportion occurred in regional Victoria. According to the 2011 Census, there are 1.7 million jobs in Metropolitan Melbourne and 500,000 in regional Victoria.

What were the main industries for this growth?

Much of Victoria's growth during this period occurred in the following industry sectors: Population Services, Business Services, and Property, Construction and Utilities. There were declines in employment in the Manufacturing and Primary Industries sectors.