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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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Population


POPULATION COMPOSITION

Country
Reference year
Total population
0-14 years
15-64 years
65 years and over
'000
%
%
%

Australia
1995
18,088
21.5
66.8
11.6
Canada
1995
29,463
20.8
67.3
11.8
China
1995
1,221,462
26.4
67.5
6.1
France
1995
57,981
19.6
65.5
14.9
Greece
1995
10,451
16.7
67.4
15.9
Hong Kong
1995
5,865
19.1
70.7
10.2
Indonesia
1995
197,588
33.0
62.7
4.3
Italy
1995
57,187
15.1
68.9
16.0
Japan
1995
125,095
16.2
69.6
14.1
Korea (Republic of)
1995
44,995
23.6
70.8
5.6
Malaysia
1995
20,140
37.9
58.1
3.9
New Zealand
1995
3,575
23.4
65.3
11.3
Papua New Guinea
1995
4,302
39.6
57.6
2.9
Singapore
1995
2,848
22.7
70.5
6.7
Sweden
1995
8,780
19.0
63.7
17.3
UK
1995
58,258
19.6
65.0
15.5
USA
1995
263,250
22.0
65.3
12.6
Viet Nam
1995
74,545
37.5
57.7
4.9

Source: World Health Organisation World Health Statistics Annual 1995.

POPULATION GROWTH

Country
Reference year
Annual average growth rate
Reference year
Annual rate of natural increase(a)
Crude birth rate(a)
Crude death rate(a)
Reference year
Total fertility rate
%
no.
no.
no.
no.

Australia
1990-94
1.1
1993
7.9
14.7
6.9
1993
1.9
Canada
1990-94
2.4
1994
5.9
13.1
7.2
1990
1.8
China
1990-94
1.1
1990-95
11.3
18.5
7.2
1990-95
2.0
France
1990-94
0.4
1993
3.2
12.3
9.2
1992
1.7
Greece
1990-94
0.6
1994
0.5
9.8
9.3
1993
1.3
Hong Kong
1990-94
1.5
1993
6.7
11.9
5.2
1993
1.2
Indonesia
1990-94
1.7
1990-95
16.4
24.7
8.4
1990-95
2.9
Italy
1990-94
-0.2
1994
-0.2
9.3
9.5
1992
1.3
Japan
1990-94
0.3
1994
3.1
10.1
7.0
1993
1.5
Korea (Republic of)
1990-94
0.9
1993
10.7
15.9
5.2
1991
1.6
Malaysia
1990-94
2.3
1990-95
23.6
28.7
5.1
1990-95
3.6
New Zealand
1990-94
1.0
1993
9.2
17.1
7.9
1992
2.1
Papua New Guinea
1990-94
1.9
1990-95
22.7
33.4
10.7
1990-95
5.1
Singapore
1990-94
2.0
1994
11.8
16.9
5.1
1994
1.8
Sweden
1990-94
0.6
1994
2.3
12.6
10.3
1993
2.0
UK
1990-94
0.2
1992
2.5
13.5
10.9
1993
1.8
USA
1990-94
1.1
1993
6.9
15.6
8.8
1991
2.1
Viet Nam
1990-94
2.3
1990-95
22.7
30.7
8.0
1990-95
3.9

(a) Per 1,000 population.

Source: United Nations 1994 Demographic Yearbook.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS(a)

Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over




Country
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
19.2
23.6
26.1
35.0
38.8
41.3
21.0
19.3
18.3
11.7
15.7
22.4
Canada
31.0
36.9
39.9
36.3
39.3
40.8
20.6
19.2
18.5
12.2
16.8
21.7
China
1,284.6
1,488.1
1,606
29.9
35.9
39.2
25.3
20.7
19.3
6.7
10.5
18.2
France
59.0
61.0
60.5
37.5
42.1
42.8
18.8
17.2
17.6
15.7
19.7
24.5
Greece
10.6
10.1
8.6
39.6
46.0
49.2
15.0
13.7
14.7
18.0
22.2
31.4
Hong Kong
6.0
6.0
4.9
37.2
46.9
53.0
16.5
12.7
12.9
11.7
19.3
34.5
Indonesia
212.7
264.1
318.8
24.7
31.4
37.7
30.8
23.6
20.1
4.7
7.0
15.7
Italy
57.3
53.6
43.6
39.8
48.3
52.0
14.6
12.1
13.2
17.6
23.2
34.2
Japan
126.5
124.0
110.0
40.7
46.3
47.4
15.3
14.2
15.7
16.4
25.2
30.2
Korea (Republic of)
47.1
53.3
56.5
31.2
38.5
40.6
22.2
19.2
18.5
6.6
11.5
21.1
Malaysia
22.3
29.8
38.1
22.5
29.6
37.8
35.2
24.7
19.8
4.1
7.0
15.0
New Zealand
3.8
4.3
4.7
33.2
37.3
40.2
23.4
20.0
18.7
11.2
15.0
20.3
Papua New Guinea
4.8
7.0
9.6
20.5
24.2
34.1
38.7
32.0
22.4
3.0
4.0
9.7
Singapore
3.0
3.3
3.3
34.8
41.4
42.9
21.6
17.2
17.5
7.6
16.0
23.7
Sweden
9.0
9.6
10.0
38.7
40.9
41.6
19.9
18.1
18.0
16.7
20.7
22.3
UK
59.0
60.9
61.6
37.1
41.1
41.6
19.5
17.8
18.1
15.3
18.0
22.6
USA
275.1
320.6
349.0
35.5
38.0
40.3
21.8
19.8
18.8
12.4
16.1
20.8
Viet Nam
82.6
111.7
143.6
22.1
28.4
37.7
35.7
25.6
20.1
5.1
5.6
14.6

(a) Medium-variant projection.
(b) United Nations projections for Australia may not agree with ABS projections due to differences in assumptions and methodology.

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects : The 1994 Revision.


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