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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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Population

POPULATION COMPOSITION(a)
Reference year
Total population
Reference year
0-14 years
15-59 years
60 years and over
Total population
Country
'000
%
%
%
'000

Australia
2003
19,731
2000
21
63
16
r19,153
Canada
2003
31,510
2000
19
64
17
r30,769
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2003
1,304,196
2000
25
65
10
r1,275,215
France
2003
60,144
2000
19
61
21
r59,296
Greece
2003
10,976
2000
15
62
23
r10,903
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2003
7,049
2000
r17
69
14
r6,807
Indonesia
2003
219,883
2000
31
62
8
r211,559
Italy
2003
57,423
2000
14
62
24
r57,536
Japan
2003
127,654
2000
15
62
23
r127,034
Korea (Republic of)
2003
47,700
2000
21
68
11
r46,835
Malaysia
2003
24,425
2000
34
r60
7
r23,001
New Zealand
2003
3,875
2000
23
r61
16
r3,784
Papua New Guinea
2003
5,711
2000
r42
r54
4
r5,334
Singapore
2003
4,253
2000
22
68
11
r4,016
Sweden
2003
8,876
2000
18
59
22
r8,856
United Kingdom
2003
59,251
2000
19
60
21
r58,689
United States of America
2003
294,043
2000
22
62
16
r285,003
Viet Nam
2003
81,377
2000
33
59
8
78,137

(a) Medium variant projection.

Source: United Nations 2003, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision <www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2002>, accessed 15 April 2003.

POPULATION GROWTH(a)
Reference year
Annual average growth rate
Crude birth rate(b)
Crude death rate(b)
Total fertility rate
Country
%
rate
rate
rate

Australia
2000-2005
1.0
r12
r7
r1.7
Canada
2000-2005
0.8
r10
8
r1.5
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000-2005
0.7
15
7
1.8
France
2000-2005
r0.5
r13
r9
r1.9
Greece
2000-2005
r0.1
9
r11
r1.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
r1.1
r9
6
r1.0
Indonesia
2000-2005
r1.3
r21
7
r2.4
Italy
2000-2005
-0.1
9
11
1.2
Japan
2000-2005
0.1
r9
r8
1.3
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
r0.6
r12
r6
r1.4
Malaysia
2000-2005
r1.9
r23
5
2.9
New Zealand
2000-2005
r0.8
14
8
2.0
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
2.2
r32
9
r4.1
Singapore
2000-2005
1.7
r10
5
r1.4
Sweden
2000-2005
r0.1
10
11
r1.6
United Kingdom
2000-2005
r0.3
11
r10
1.6
United States of America
2000-2005
r1.0
r15
r8
r2.1
Viet Nam
2000-2005
r1.4
20
6
2.3

(a) Medium variant projection.
(b) Per 1,000 population.

Source: United Nations 2003, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision </www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2002>, accessed 15 April 2003; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, <www.esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 23 April 2003.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS(a)
Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over

2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
Country
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
20.1
r22.5
r25.6
r36.5
r40.1
r43.7
r19.4
r16.9
r16.3
r12.8
r17.3
r23.9
Canada
32.0
r35.2
r39.1
r38.9
r43.0
r45.8
r17.3
r14.7
r15.4
r13.2
r18.7
r25.7
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
r1,322.3
r1,429.5
r1,395.2
32.4
37.4
43.8
21.8
r18.8
r16.1
7.5
r11.7
r22.9
France
r60.7
r63.6
r64.2
r38.9
r42.2
r45.1
r18.4
r17.2
r15.9
r16.3
r20.3
r26.4
Greece
r11.0
r10.8
r9.8
r40.8
r46.3
r51.3
r14.3
r12.7
r13.6
r19.0
r22.3
r33.2
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
r7.2
r8.2
r9.4
r38.6
r44.5
r48.5
r14.6
r12.9
r14.5
11.4
r16.4
r29.6
Indonesia
225.3
r261.1
r293.8
r26.2
r31.3
r39.9
r28.7
r23.8
r18.0
r5.5
r7.1
r16.9
Italy
r57.3
r54.3
r44.9
42.2
r48.5
r52.4
r13.9
r11.7
r13.0
19.6
r23.7
r34.4
Japan
r127.9
r125.6
r109.7
42.8
r48.2
r53.2
r14.0
r12.4
r13.0
r19.7
r28.1
r36.5
Korea (Republic of)
r48.2
r50.0
r46.4
r34.4
r42.1
r50.2
r19.4
r14.5
r13.8
r8.8
r14.0
r30.5
Malaysia
r25.3
r31.6
r39.6
r24.8
r29.2
r38.3
r32.3
r25.5
r18.4
r4.6
r7.4
r15.7
New Zealand
3.9
r4.3
r4.5
36.0
r39.2
r43.7
r21.8
r18.6
r16.3
r12.1
16.3
r22.9
Papua New Guinea
r6.0
r7.8
r11.1
r19.7
r23.9
r32.8
r40.3
r31.7
r22.3
r2.5
r3.3
r8.8
Singapore
4.4
r4.8
r4.5
r37.5
r45.5
r52.0
r19.6
r12.2
r12.6
8.4
r17.4
r30.5
Sweden
r8.9
r9.0
r8.7
r41.0
r44.3
r46.3
r17.0
r16.0
r15.2
r17.7
r22.7
r27.0
United Kingdom
r59.6
r62.3
r66.2
r38.8
r41.4
r43.8
r17.9
r15.9
r16.1
r15.9
r18.6
r23.3
United States of America
r300.0
r344.3
r408.7
r35.9
r37.0
r39.7
r21.2
r20.0
r17.9
12.3
r15.9
r20.0
Viet Nam
r83.6
r100.1
r117.7
r24.9
30.9
r40.4
r29.4
r24.3
r17.8
5.4
r6.6
r18.0

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

Source: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision <www.esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 23 April 2003.

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