Tasmania had the lowest growth rate in the nation, according to figures released this morning.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' demographic figures released this morning show that Tasmania's population grew by just 0.1 per cent - or 600 people - to 512,900 in the year to March 31, 2013.
Australia's population reached 23 million at the end of March 2013, and grew by an annual rate of 1.8 per cent (or 397,400 people).
Net overseas migration accounted for 60 per cent of Australia's growth, with the remaining 40 per cent due to natural increase.
Victoria had the highest increase in natural increase for the year ending March 31, increasing by 7.8 per cent (or 3000 people), compared with the previous year.
Nationally, the number of births increased by 1.2 per cent over the past year whilst the number of deaths increased by 1.7 per cent.