As expected, population growth was slower than it was through 2013, although in the event not quite as slow as my projections.
Let's take a look in two parts.
Part 1 - Australian population growth in 2014
However, it appears likely to me that there may be some compensation in the form of short term arrivals in the current calendar year, particularly from foreign students - there were a record 147,000 enrolments in the first three months of this year.
Of course as the population grows, alas so do more of us pass away, and "departures" continued to tick up from 146,600 in 2013 to 153,600 in 2014...a record high!
Here's the long term chart which shows a thumping increase to thee Aussie population of 8.7 million since June 1981.
Part 2 - State versus state
The really interesting stuff is taking place at the state level.
As expected, net overseas migration into the mining states declined sharply in 2014, while Melbourne and Sydney continue to attract immigrants.
However, we aren't seeing too many New South Welshmen following my path north yet, though I reckon this could start to happen as Sydney's house prices launch into orbit (I know for certain that more interstate property investors are looking in Brisbane now).
Over the last decade, New South Wales (+896,000), Victoria (+929,000), Queensland (+878,000) and Western Australia (+587,000) accounted for 92 per cent of Australia's population growth.