The Canberra Times is reporting that, even though four people a day are leaving the ACT, a baby boom and an influx of immigrants boosted the capital’s population by almost 4500 last year. The population now stands at 340,800.
The biggest increase to Canberra’s population came from births. A record 4750 babies were born in the territory last year about 90 a week.
Interstate migration accounted for 8per cent of the population increase, with 350 people becoming ACT residents in 2007. Overseas migration was responsible for 44 per cent of the growth.
Last year 960 more people came to live in Canberra from overseas than left Canberra to live overseas the highest result in 20 years