This FACT indicates the population growth in numbers of each Australian capital, by comparing 2011 and 2016 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 485,230 people. The city with the lowest growth is Hobart with 10,700 people.