Australiaâ€™s population rate continues to slow
Australia's annual population growth rate slowed to 1.5% for the year ending December 2010, according to preliminary figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is down from a peak growth rate of 2.2% in the year ending December 2008.
Australia's population reached 22,477,400 people at the end of December 2010, growing by 325,500 people over the year. This is down from the previous year where the population grew by 421,300 people, and is the lowest growth since the year ending December 2006 when an increase of 316,200 people was recorded.