To calculate this figure we assume population change after 30 June 2016 of:
- 67 live births per day (+)
- 41 deaths per day (-)
- 4 more people leave than come here to live per day (-)
These figures equate to one person being added to the population every 48 minutes.
The population clock figure is calculated using data from the most recent available population projections (currently 2014-based). As such, the displayed data relates to the difference between the mid-2016 projection and the mid-2017 projection.
The population is for the displayed date and time and assumes constant population change throughout the year. It is not intended to be an exact count.