New South Wales Demographics
The population of New South Wales at June 30 2010 was 7,232,589 which was an increase of just under 100,000 on the previous year. Approximately 60 per cent of the New South Wales population are under 45 years of age and roughly 60,000 more female residents then the number of males.
The estimated population density in New South Wales is 9 persons per square kilometre which makes it the third highest density after the A.C.T. (152.5 persons per sq. km) and Victoria (24.4 persons per sq. km).
Less than 3 per cent of the resident population are indigenous and almost 20 per cent were born overseas.
The majority of overseas born residents in New South Wales began life in North Western Europe (7%) and then followed by Australia’s nearer Oceania neighbours such as New Zealand. English was the only language spoken at home by 75% of the population, with Chinese, Arabic and Italian the next most common languages spoken.
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This document includes some material prepared by The Australian bureau of Statistics, associated organisations and/or other authorities. Their assistance is gratefully acknowledged.