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Shire of Ashburton

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Shire of Ashburton as of the 30th June 2016, is 13,262.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Shire of Ashburton population for 2016. For areas within the Shire of Ashburton, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for the Shire of Ashburton. Estimates for areas within the Shire of Ashburton are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Shire of Ashburton
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
20067,608----
20077,939+331+4.35
20088,480+541+6.81
20099,004+524+6.18
20109,510+506+5.62
201110,227+717+7.54
201211,187+960+9.39
201312,028+841+7.52
201412,504+476+3.96
201512,969+465+3.72
201613,262+293+2.26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Shire of Ashburton: 13,262 2015, Shire of Ashburton: 12,969 2014, Shire of Ashburton: 12,504 2013, Shire of Ashburton: 12,028 2012, Shire of Ashburton: 11,187 2011, Shire of Ashburton: 10,227 2010, Shire of Ashburton: 9,510 2009, Shire of Ashburton: 9,004 2008, Shire of Ashburton: 8,480 2007, Shire of Ashburton: 7,939 2006, Shire of Ashburton: 7,608
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +2.3% 2015, Percentage change: +3.7% 2014, Percentage change: +4.0% 2013, Percentage change: +7.5% 2012, Percentage change: +9.4% 2011, Percentage change: +7.5% 2010, Percentage change: +5.6% 2009, Percentage change: +6.2% 2008, Percentage change: +6.8% 2016, Change in number: +293 2015, Change in number: +465 2014, Change in number: +476 2013, Change in number: +841 2012, Change in number: +960 2011, Change in number: +717 2010, Change in number: +506 2009, Change in number: +524 2008, Change in number: +541 2007, Change in number: +331
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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