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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2005  
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National and state population summary tables

POPULATION: NATIONAL SUMMARY(a)

COMPOSITION

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1
Total population
'000
17,855
18,072
18,311
18,518
18,711
18,926
19,153
19,413
19,641
r19,873
p20,111
2
Male population
'000
8,888
8,994
9,108
9,203
9,295
9,397
9,505
9,631
9,753
r9,873
p9,995
3
Female population
'000
8,967
9,078
9,203
9,314
9,417
9,529
9,648
9,783
9,888
r9,999
p10,117
4
Indigenous population(b)
'000
r395.3
r405.0
r414.4
r423.4
r432.2
r441.1
r499.9
r458.5
r466.9
r475.4
484.0
5
Born overseas(c)
%
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
r23.2
r23.1
r23.0
23.1
23.2
23.4
n.y.a.
6
Born in United Kingdom
%
6.9(d)
6.8(d)
r6.4
r6.2
r6.1
r6.0
r5.9
r5.8
5.7
5.7
n.y.a.
7
Born in Europe
%
13.5 (e)
13.3(e)
13.2
r13.0
r12.8
r12.5
r12.3
r12.0
11.9
11.7
n.y.a.
8
Born in East, Central or Southern Asia
%
4.7(f)
4.9(f)
5.1
r5.3
5.3
r5.3
r5.4
5.5
5.7
5.8
n.y.a.
9
Population living in capital cities
%
63.5
63.5
63.6
63.6
63.7
63.7
64.0
63.7
63.8
63.8
p63.8
10
Population aged 0-14 years
%
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
r21.0
r20.9
r20.7
r20.5
20.3
20.0
p19.8
11
Population aged 15-64
%
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
r66.7
r66.8
r66.9
r66.9
67.0
67.2
p67.3
12
Population aged 65 and over
%
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
r12.4
r12.5
12.7
12.8
p13.0
13
Population aged 80 and over
%
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
r2.8
2.8
2.9
r3.1
3.2
3.3
p3.4
14
Median age of total population
years
33.4
33.7
34.0
34.4
34.8
35.1
35.4
35.7
36.0
r36.2
p36.4
15
Median age of Indigenous population(b)
years
20.4
20.6
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.2
20.2
r20.5
r20.6
r20.7
20.8
16
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
102.6
102.5
102.4
r102.2
r102.0
r101.8
r101.7
101.5
101.7
r101.8
p101.7
17
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.9
r78.4
r78.7
r79.2
79.8
80.4
p81.0

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004p

18
Total population growth
'000
187.6
217.0
239.0
r206.9
r193.7
r214.6
r227.5
259.9
227.7
r231.7
238.7
19
Births(g)
'000
258.3
258.2
250.4
253.7
249.1
250.0
249.3
247.5
247.4
r247.4
254.6
20
Deaths(g)
'000
123.5
126.2
126.4
127.3
129.3
r128.3
128.4
128.9
130.3
r132.2
133.6
21
Natural increase
'000
134.8
132.0
124.0
126.4
119.9
121.7
120.9
118.6
117.2
115.2
121.0
22
Net overseas migration
'000
46.5
80.1
104.1
87.1
79.2
96.5
107.3
135.7
110.6
r116.5
117.6
23
Population growth rate
%
1.06
1.22
1.32
1.13
1.05
1.15
1.20
1.36
1.17
r1.18
1.20
24
Net overseas migration to total growth
%
24.8
36.9
43.6
r42.1
r40.9
r45.0
r47.1
52.2
r48.5
r50.3
49.3

MIGRATION

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

25
Total settler arrivals(h)
'000
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
92.3
107.4
88.9
93.9
111.6
26
Skilled settler arrivals
%
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
35.1
33.3
40.5
41.0
n.y.a.
27
Family settler arrivals
%
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
21.6
18.8
26.3
29.9
n.y.a.
28
Humanitarian settler arrivals
%
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4
7.9
7.1
7.6
10.2
n.y.a.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES B

Units
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051
2101

29
Total population
'000
20,533
21,524
22,464
23,368
24,202
24,916
25,478
25,892
26,194
26,422
26,356
30
Population aged 0-14 years
%
19.2
17.8
16.7
16.1
15.7
15.4
15.0
14.6
14.2
14.0
13.8
31
Population aged 15-64
%
67.5
67.5
66.4
64.9
63.1
61.6
60.5
59.8
59.5
58.9
57.2
32
Population aged 65 and over
%
13.3
14.7
16.9
19.0
21.2
23.0
24.5
25.6
26.3
27.1
28.9
33
Population aged 80 and over
%
3.6
4.1
4.4
4.9
5.7
7.0
8.1
9.1
9.8
10.4
11.6
34
Median age of total population
years
37.0
38.7
40.1
41.2
42.5
43.6
44.7
45.6
46.3
46.8
47.5
35
Population living in capital cities
%
63.9
64.1
64.3
64.5
64.8
65.1
65.5
65.8
66.2
66.6
n.y.a

(a) Australia includes other territories.
(b) Based on 2001 census data. From 2002, figures are low series projections.
(c) Includes country of birth not stated.
(d) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and grouped United Kingdom and Ireland together.
(e) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and grouped the former USSR with Europe.
(f) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and did not include central Asia.
(g) Year of occurrence basis.
(h) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration in addition to family, skilled and humanitarian migration.

Reference periods:
Data for indicators 1-17 and 29-35 are at 30 June.
Data for indicators 18-28 are for the financial year ending 30 June.

POPULATION: STATE SUMMARY

COMPOSITION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

1
Total population
'000
2004p
6,731
4,973
3,882
1,534
1,982
482
200
324
20,111
2
Male population
'000
2004p
3,347
2,453
1,938
760
992
238
105
160
9,995
3
Female population
'000
2004p
3,385
2,520
1,944
774
990
244
95
164
10,117
4
Indigenous population(b)
'000
2004
141.5
29.7
134.0
27.1
69.7
18.1
59.5
4.2
484.0
5
Born overseas(c)(d)
%
2001
24.8
24.6
18.0
21.2
28.5
r10.8
r16.1
r22.9
23.1
6
Born in United Kingdom(c)
%
2001
r4.6
r4.7
r5.3
r8.9
r11.6
r5.0
r3.9
r5.8
r5.8
7
Born in Europe(c)
%
2001
r10.7
13.7
r8.7
16.0
r17.4
r7.7
r7.4
r12.4
12.0
8
Born in East, Central or Southern Asia(c)
%
2001
r7.4
6.3
2.9
2.9
5.4
1.1
r4.4
5.8
5.5
9
Population living in capital cities
%
2004p
62.9
72.4
45.7
73.3
73.5
41.9
54.8
99.9
63.8
10
Population aged 0-14 years
%
2004p
19.7
19.3
20.6
18.6
20.2
20.1
25.3
19.5
19.8
11
Population aged 15-64
%
2004p
66.8
67.4
67.5
66.3
68.2
65.6
70.3
71.2
67.3
12
Population aged 65 and over
%
2004p
13.5
13.3
12.0
15.0
11.6
14.3
4.4
9.3
13.0
13
Population aged 80 and over
%
2004p
3.6
3.5
3.0
4.2
2.9
3.7
0.7
2.3
3.4
14
Median age of total population
years
2004p
36.6
36.5
35.7
38.5
35.8
38.4
30.6
34.1
36.4
15
Median age of Indigenous population(b)(e)
years
2004
20.4
21.3
20.3
21.2
21.0
20.0
22.4
20.8
20.8
16
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
2004p
102.1
100.5
101.8
102.1
102.8
100.5
110.8
99.8
101.7
17
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
2004p
80.3
79.1
85.2
78.0
82.8
81.0
114.7
80.6
81.0

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

18
Total population growth
'000
2003-04p
49.2
61.4
81.0
7.9
32.3
4.8
1.4
0.7
238.7
19
Births
'000
2003-04p
87.0
62.3
48.8
17.5
25.2
5.8
3.7
4.2
254.6
20
Deaths
'000
2003-04p
46.6
33.2
24.2
11.8
11.4
4.0
0.9
1.4
133.6
21
Natural increase
'000
2003-04p
40.4
29.1
24.6
5.7
13.8
1.7
2.9
2.8
121.0
22
Net overseas migration
'000
2003-04p
39.3
34.6
19.7
5.5
17.1
0.6
0.6
0.2
117.6
23
Net interstate migration
'000
2003-04p
-30.4
-2.3
36.7
-3.2
1.3
2.5
-2.1
-2.4
. .
24
Population growth rate
%
2003-04p
0.7
1.3
2.1
0.5
1.6
1.0
0.7
0.2
1.2
25
Net interstate migration rate
%
2003-04p
-0.5
-
1.0
-0.2
0.1
0.5
-1.1
-0.7
. .

PROJECTIONS - SERIES B

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

26
Total population
'000
2051
8,356
6,200
6,430
1,476
2,875
387
307
390
26,422
27
Population aged 0-14 years
%
2051
14.2
13.6
14.3
12.9
14.1
13.3
20.4
14.3
14.0
28
Population aged 15-64
%
2051
59.0
59.1
58.9
55.9
59.1
52.9
67.5
62.2
58.9
29
Population aged 65 and over
%
2051
26.9
27.3
26.8
31.1
26.9
33.8
12.1
23.5
27.1
30
Population aged 80 and over
%
2051
10.2
10.7
10.0
13.0
10.4
14.1
2.9
9.2
10.4
31
Median age of total population
years
2051
46.7
46.9
46.8
50.0
46.8
52.4
35.8
43.5
46.8
32
Population living in capital cities
%
2051
67.6
77.3
46.9
76.9
77.8
45.5
64.9
n.a.
66.6

(a) Includes other territories.
(b) Based on 2001 census data. From 2002, figures are low series projections.
(c) State and territory data only available in census years.
(d) Includes country of birth not stated.
(e) Population projections.

Reference periods:
Data for indicators 1-17 and 26-32 are at 30 June.
Data for indicators 18-26 are for the financial year ending 30 June.



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