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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region as of the 30th June 2016, is 271,287.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL RDA Darling Downs and South West Region population for 2016. For areas within the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. Estimates for areas within the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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)
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
2006243,330----
2007246,352+3,022+1.24
2008250,129+3,777+1.53
2009254,036+3,907+1.56
2010256,989+2,953+1.16
2011259,779+2,790+1.09
2012263,215+3,436+1.32
2013266,747+3,532+1.34
2014268,990+2,243+0.84
2015270,289+1,299+0.48
2016271,287+998+0.37

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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 271,287 2015, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 270,289 2014, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 268,990 2013, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 266,747 2012, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 263,215 2011, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 259,779 2010, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 256,989 2009, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 254,036 2008, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 250,129 2007, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 246,352 2006, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 243,330
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: +0.4% 2015, Percentage change: +0.5% 2014, Percentage change: +0.8% 2013, Percentage change: +1.3% 2012, Percentage change: +1.3% 2011, Percentage change: +1.1% 2010, Percentage change: +1.2% 2009, Percentage change: +1.6% 2008, Percentage change: +1.5% 2016, Change in number: +998 2015, Change in number: +1,299 2014, Change in number: +2,243 2013, Change in number: +3,532 2012, Change in number: +3,436 2011, Change in number: +2,790 2010, Change in number: +2,953 2009, Change in number: +3,907 2008, Change in number: +3,777 2007, Change in number: +3,022
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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