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Distribution of population by size of population centre, 2001 and 2006 censuses
This table shows the distribution of population by rural area, small population centre, medium population centre and large urban population centre for the 2001 and 2006 censuses.
|Population centre classification and rural area||Number of population centres||Population|
|2001||2006||2001||2006||change in population 2001 to 2006|
|Small population centre (1,000 to 29,999)||836||812||3,949,780||13.2||3,843,931||12.2||-105,849|
|Medium population centre (30,000 to 99,999)||48||54||2,448,150||8.2||2,850,159||9.0||402,009|
|Large urban population centre (100,000 or greater)||29||29||17,510,281||58.4||18,656,653||59.0||1,146,372|
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