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Changes to the NSW population occur due to a combination of births, deaths and migration.

These drivers of population change include:

  1. overseas migration 
  2. internal migration gain
  3. internal migration loss 
  4. high fertility rate
  5. ageing population

 

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Components of population growth in NSW

Each year we take the number of births, minus the number of deaths, to get the natural increase of our population. 

We also include net migration figures for NSW, which includes:

  • net overseas migration: the balance of people moving to NSW from overseas, or leaving NSW to move overseas for a year or more
  • net interstate migration: the balance of people moving to NSW from other places in Australia, or leaving NSW for other places in Australia.


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While natural increase in our population has been quite steady over time, net overseas migration has always fluctuated. In recent years, people moving from overseas have become a big driver of population growth in NSW. Net interstate migration has also fluctuated, with an ongoing trend of more people leaving NSW for other areas in Australia than those who have been coming to NSW from other states.

 


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Image description: The contribution of natural increase and net migration to NSW's past population growth


Population change NSW

This video celebrates World Population Day on 11 July 2014 - it takes a look at the past and shows how NSW has changed.


DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF CHANGE
HOW POPULATIONS CHANGE OVER TIME IS THE COMBINED RESULT OF CHANGES TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MIGRATION.
OVERSEAS 
MIGRATION

 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
GAIN
 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
LOSS 
 HIGH 
FERTILITY 
RATE 
 AGEING
POPULATION

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Components of population growth in NSW

Each year we take the number of births, minus the number of deaths, to get the natural increase of our population. 

We also include net migration figures for NSW, which includes:

1) net overseas migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from overseas, or leaving NSW to move overseas for a year or more

2) net interstate migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from other places in Australia, or leaving NSW for other places in Australia.


IMAGE
 

While natural increase in our population has been quite steady over time, net overseas migration has always fluctuated. In recent years, people moving from overseas have become a big driver of population growth in NSW. Net interstate migration has also fluctuated, with an ongoing trend of more people leaving NSW for other areas in Australia than those who have been coming to NSW from other states.

IMAGE

Image description: The projected contribution of natural increase and net migration for New South Wales



DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF CHANGE
HOW POPULATIONS CHANGE OVER TIME IS THE COMBINED RESULT OF CHANGES TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MIGRATION.
OVERSEAS 
MIGRATION

 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
GAIN
 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
LOSS 
 HIGH 
FERTILITY 
RATE 
 AGEING
POPULATION

 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE

 





 

Components of population growth in NSW

Each year we take the number of births, minus the number of deaths, to get the natural increase of our population. 

We also include net migration figures for NSW, which includes:

1) net overseas migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from overseas, or leaving NSW to move overseas for a year or more

2) net interstate migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from other places in Australia, or leaving NSW for other places in Australia.


IMAGE
 

While natural increase in our population has been quite steady over time, net overseas migration has always fluctuated. In recent years, people moving from overseas have become a big driver of population growth in NSW. Net interstate migration has also fluctuated, with an ongoing trend of more people leaving NSW for other areas in Australia than those who have been coming to NSW from other states.

IMAGE

Image description: The projected contribution of natural increase and net migration for New South Wales



DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF CHANGE
HOW POPULATIONS CHANGE OVER TIME IS THE COMBINED RESULT OF CHANGES TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MIGRATION.
OVERSEAS 
MIGRATION

 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
GAIN
 INTERNAL 
MIGRATION 
LOSS 
 HIGH 
FERTILITY 
RATE 
 AGEING
POPULATION

 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE
 IMAGE

 





 

Components of population growth in NSW

Each year we take the number of births, minus the number of deaths, to get the natural increase of our population. 

We also include net migration figures for NSW, which includes:

1) net overseas migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from overseas, or leaving NSW to move overseas for a year or more

2) net interstate migration

the balance of people moving to NSW from other places in Australia, or leaving NSW for other places in Australia.


IMAGE
 

While natural increase in our population has been quite steady over time, net overseas migration has always fluctuated. In recent years, people moving from overseas have become a big driver of population growth in NSW. Net interstate migration has also fluctuated, with an ongoing trend of more people leaving NSW for other areas in Australia than those who have been coming to NSW from other states.

IMAGE

Image description: The projected contribution of natural increase and net migration for New South Wales


Page last updated: 31/01/2017