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This FACT indicates the population growth in numbers of each Australian capital, by comparing 2006 and 2011 ABS Census data. This data is represented in thousands.
Positive population growth rates are important for the economic health of a city. Positive growth occurs not only as a result of positive birth rates, but also immigration and domestic relocation. A large population lends itself to innovation and strong small businesses, as well as indicating the desirability and populatiry of a city.
The city with the highest population growth was Melbourne with 412,370 people. The city with the lowest growth is Hobart with 11,131 people. The numbers here are represented in thousands.