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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION

COMPOSITION
Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995(a)
1996(a)
1997(a)

Total population
'000
16,264
16,532
16,814
17,065
17,284
r17,495
r17,667
r17,855
r18,072
r18,311
p18,532
Male population
'000
8,118
8,249
8,388
8,511
8,615
r8,716
r8,798
r8,888
r8,994
r9,108
p9,218
Female population
'000
8,146
8,283
8,427
8,554
8,669
r8,779
r8,869
r8,967
r9,078
r9,203
p9,314
Median age
years
31.3
31.6
31.8
32.1
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
p34.3
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
22.7
22.4
22.2
22.0
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.5
21.4
21.4
21.2
Proportion of population aged 15-64
%
66.6
66.8
66.9
66.9
66.8
66.7
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
10.7
10.8
11.0
11.1
11.3
11.5
11.7
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
Proportion of population aged 80 and over
%
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
Indigenous population
'000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
345.4
352.9
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
n.y.a.
Overseas born
%
21.5
22.0
22.4
22.8
22.9
23.0
r22.9
r22.9
r23.0
r23.3
p23.3
Born in non-English speaking countries
%
12.1
12.4
12.8
13.1
13.3
13.5
r13.6
r13.7
r13.8
r14.1
p14.2
Living in capital cities
%
63.9
63.9
63.8
63.7
63.6
63.5
63.3
63.2
63.2
63.6
p63.7

(a) Includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Population composition figures are at 30 June. Overseas born and born in non-English speaking countries figures are for the year ended 30 June.

GROWTH

GROWTH
Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995(a)
1996(a)
1997(a)

Births
'000
243.4
244.2
250.1
258.3
260.3
259.2
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
p253.4
Deaths
'000
116.2
119.4
119.5
123.9
119.2
120.8
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
p127.6
Natural increase
'000
127.2
124.8
130.6
134.4
141.1
138.4
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
p125.8
Net overseas migration
'000
125.7
149.3
157.4
124.6
86.4
68.6
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
p95.8
Population growth
'000
245.5
268.3
282.3
250.7
218.9
210.6
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
p221.5
Rate of natural increase
%
0.79
0.77
0.79
0.79
0.83
r0.80
r0.79
r0.76
r0.74
r0.69
p0.69
Net reproduction rate
no.
0.88
0.88
0.88
0.91
0.89
0.91
0.90
0.89
0.88
0.86
n.y.a.
Net overseas migration rate
%
0.78
0.92
0.95
0.74
0.51
0.40
0.17
0.26
0.45
0.58
p0.52
Population growth rate
%
1.53
1.65
1.71
1.49
1.28
r1.22
r0.99
r1.06
r1.22
r1.32
p1.21
Net permanent movement
'000
93.6
123.0
123.7
93.4
90.6
78.3
48.4
42.5
60.5
70.5
55.9
Net long-term movement
'000
15.5
20.2
13.6
10.5
4.2
11.6
14.2
24.9
32.6
39.2
38.5
Humanitarian settler arrivals
'000
11.1
11.1
10.9
11.9
7.7
7.2
10.9
11.4
13.6
13.8
9.9

(a) Includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Growth figures (except net reproduction which is for the year ended 31 December) are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES A

— SERA
Units
2001
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051

Total population
'000
19,372
20,343
21,237
22,073
22,864
23,601
24,258
24,821
25,293
25,702
26,074
Male population
'000
9,636
10,113
10,547
10,948
11,322
11,664
11,962
12,214
12,427
12,616
12,794
Female population
'000
9,736
10,230
10,690
11,125
11,542
11,937
12,296
12,606
12,866
13,086
13,280
Median age
years
35.3
36.6
38.0
39.1
39.8
40.6
41.2
41.7
42.1
42.4
42.6
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
20.6
19.9
19.2
18.5
18.0
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.1
16.9
16.8
Proportion of population aged 15-64
%
67.1
67.2
66.8
65.6
64.5
63.0
61.8
60.9
60.3
60.2
60.0
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
12.3
12.9
14.0
15.9
17.5
19.3
20.7
21.8
22.6
22.9
23.1
Proportion of population aged 80 and over
%
3.0
3.5
3.8
3.9
4.2
4.8
5.8
6.6
7.4
7.9
8.3
5-year average growth rate
%
1.18
1.00
0.88
0.79
0.72
0.64
0.56
0.46
0.38
0.32
0.29

Reference periods: Population projection figures are at 30 June.


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