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Australia's population changed dramatically as a result of the rushes. In 1851 the Australian population was 437,655, of which 77,345, or just under 18%, were Victorians. A decade later the Australian population had grown to 1,151,947 and the Victorian population had increased to 538,628; just under 47% of the Australian total and a seven-fold increase. In some small country towns where gold was found abundantly, the population could grow of over 1000% in a decade (e.g. Rutherglen had a population of ~2,000. Ten years later, it had ~60,000 which is a 3000% increase). The rapid growth was predominantly a result of the gold rushes