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Macarthur Region

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Macarthur Region as of the 30th June 2016, is 288,611.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Macarthur Region population for 2016. For areas within the Macarthur Region, 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 Macarthur Region. Estimates for areas within the Macarthur Region 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)
Macarthur Region
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
2006238,135----
2007240,926+2,791+1.17
2008244,544+3,618+1.50
2009248,508+3,964+1.62
2010250,992+2,484+1.00
2011254,219+3,227+1.29
2012258,662+4,443+1.75
2013263,976+5,314+2.05
2014270,670+6,694+2.54
2015279,166+8,496+3.14
2016288,611+9,445+3.38

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, Macarthur Region: 288,611 2015, Macarthur Region: 279,166 2014, Macarthur Region: 270,670 2013, Macarthur Region: 263,976 2012, Macarthur Region: 258,662 2011, Macarthur Region: 254,219 2010, Macarthur Region: 250,992 2009, Macarthur Region: 248,508 2008, Macarthur Region: 244,544 2007, Macarthur Region: 240,926 2006, Macarthur Region: 238,135
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: +3.4% 2015, Percentage change: +3.1% 2014, Percentage change: +2.5% 2013, Percentage change: +2.1% 2012, Percentage change: +1.7% 2011, Percentage change: +1.3% 2010, Percentage change: +1.0% 2009, Percentage change: +1.6% 2008, Percentage change: +1.5% 2016, Change in number: +9,445 2015, Change in number: +8,496 2014, Change in number: +6,694 2013, Change in number: +5,314 2012, Change in number: +4,443 2011, Change in number: +3,227 2010, Change in number: +2,484 2009, Change in number: +3,964 2008, Change in number: +3,618 2007, Change in number: +2,791
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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