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Shire of Murray

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Shire of Murray as of the 30th June 2016, is 17,083.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Shire of Murray population for 2016. For areas within Shire of Murray, 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 Shire of Murray. Estimates for areas within Shire of Murray 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 Murray
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
200612,522----
200712,819+297+2.37
200813,477+658+5.13
200914,144+667+4.95
201014,586+442+3.13
201114,773+187+1.28
201215,473+700+4.74
201316,102+629+4.07
201416,541+439+2.73
201516,883+342+2.07
201617,083+200+1.18

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 Murray: 17,083 2015, Shire of Murray: 16,883 2014, Shire of Murray: 16,541 2013, Shire of Murray: 16,102 2012, Shire of Murray: 15,473 2011, Shire of Murray: 14,773 2010, Shire of Murray: 14,586 2009, Shire of Murray: 14,144 2008, Shire of Murray: 13,477 2007, Shire of Murray: 12,819 2006, Shire of Murray: 12,522
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: +1.2% 2015, Percentage change: +2.1% 2014, Percentage change: +2.7% 2013, Percentage change: +4.1% 2012, Percentage change: +4.7% 2011, Percentage change: +1.3% 2010, Percentage change: +3.1% 2009, Percentage change: +4.9% 2008, Percentage change: +5.1% 2016, Change in number: +200 2015, Change in number: +342 2014, Change in number: +439 2013, Change in number: +629 2012, Change in number: +700 2011, Change in number: +187 2010, Change in number: +442 2009, Change in number: +667 2008, Change in number: +658 2007, Change in number: +297
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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