Capital city populations growing at 1.9pc

Capital city populations growing at 1.9pc

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Perth is the fastest-growing capital city in Australia, but Canberra has the fastest-growing suburbs.

The population of greater Perth jumped by 2.5 per cent to 2.0 million during the 2013/2014 financial year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Melbourne and Darwin both rose 2.2 per cent, with Melbourne’s population reaching 4.4 million and Darwin’s population reaching 2.2 million.

Sydney climbed 1.8 per cent to 4.8 million, while Brisbane climbed 1.7 per cent to 2.3 million.

ACT grew 1.2 per cent to 386,000 and Adelaide grew 1.0 per cent to 1.3 million.

Hobart recorded the slowest growth during 2013/2014, with the population increasing 0.6 per cent to 219,000.

The combined population of Australia’s capitals rose 1.9 per cent to 15.6 million, while the national population rose 1.6 per cent to 23.5 million.

Canberra provided the two fastest-growing regions in Australia, with Crace’s population up 57.0 per cent to 2,900 and Casey’s population up 32.4 per cent to 3,800.

Cranbourne East in Melbourne jumped 24.1 per cent to 14,100, the Forrestdale-Harrisdale-Piara Waters region in Perth climbed 21.8 per cent to 13,500 and North Coogee in Perth rose 20.7 per cent to 1,400.

[Related: WA leads the way for population growth]

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