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Published on June 5th, 2009 | by john.weir

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Migration to Western Australia drives record population growth

Immigration to Western Australia led the state to record the fastest population growth rate out of the whole of Australia in 2008.

Now, 2.2 million people are calling the state home, 73,000 more than the year before. This growth included 40,614 migrants settling in WA, which was about 16 per cent of the national total.

All the Australian stes unsurprisingly showed growth.

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