`Oz population growth rate lowest since 2007`

Australian population growth rate has slowed down to 1.7%, according to latest estimates, making it the lowest rise since 2007.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 13:20 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian population growth
rate has slowed down to 1.7 per cent, according to latest
estimates, making it the lowest rise since 2007.

Figures released by Australian Bureau of Statistics
(ABS) revealed that annual population growth slowed to 1.7 per
cent to the year ending June 2010, down from its peak growth
rate of 2.2 per cent the previous year.

While births rose by 1.7 per cent on the previous
year, there were 2.2 per cent fewer deaths than in 2009, AAP
reported.

ABS data also showed that going to cinema halls is still Australia`s most popular cultural activity.
Over two thirds (67 per cent) of Australians aged 15
years and over had attended the cinema at least once in the
previous 12 months, compared to 65 per cent in 2005-2006.
Apart from this, it was also found that about 2.8
million people over the age of 15 had attended an AFL game in
2009-2010.

Bureau Report