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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION

Units
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998p

Total population
'000
16,532
16,814
17,065
17,284
17,495
17,667
17,855
18,072
18,311
r18,524
18,751
Male population
'000
8,249
8,388
8,511
8,615
8,716
8,798
8,888
8,994
9,108
r9,214
9,330
Female population
'000
8,283
8,427
8,554
8,669
8,779
8,869
8,967
9,078
9,203
r9,310
9,421
Indigenous population(b)
'000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
345.4
352.9
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
394.2
402.4
Overseas-born population
%
22.0
22.4
22.8
22.9
23.0
22.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
23.4
Born in the United Kingdom and Ireland
%
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.2
7.1
7.0
6.9
6.9
6.8
6.7
6.7
Born in Europe and the former USSR
%
14.5
14.4
14.2
14.0
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.3
13.2
13.1
12.9
Born in East and Southern Asia
%
3.2
3.5
3.8
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.4
Population living in capital cities
%
63.7
63.7
63.6
63.6
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.6
63.7
63.7
Population aged 0-14
%
22.4
22.2
22.0
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
20.9
Population aged 15-64
%
66.8
66.9
66.9
66.8
66.7
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.9
Population aged 65 and over
%
10.8
11.0
11.1
11.3
11.5
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
Population aged 80 and over
%
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.8
Median age of total population
years
31.6
31.8
32.1
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
34.3
34.6
Median age of Indigenous population
years
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
19.8
19.8
19.9
20.0
20.0
20.1
19.8
19.8
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
103.3
103.2
103.1
103.0
102.8
102.7
102.6
102.5
102.4
102.3
102.4
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
73.7
74.1
74.5
75.0
75.5
75.9
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.8

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.
(b) From 1997, figures are projections.

Reference periods: Population composition figures are at 30 June.

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998p

Population growth
'000
268.3
282.3
250.7
218.9
210.6
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
r213.4
226.8
Births
'000
r246.2
r250.2
r257.5
r261.2
259.2
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
r253.7
249.2
Deaths
'000
r120.5
r118.8
r125.1
r119.6
120.8
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
r127.3
128.6
Natural increase
'000
r125.7
r131.4
r132.4
r141.6
138.4
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
r126.4
120.6
Net overseas migration
'000
149.3
157.4
124.6
86.4
68.6
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
r87.1
106.2
Population growth rate
%
r1.62
r1.68
r1.47
r1.27
r1.20
0.99
1.06
1.22
1.32
1.21
1.22
Net overseas migration to total growth
%
55.7
55.8
49.7
39.5
32.6
17.4
24.8
36.9
43.6
40.8
46.8

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.

MIGRATION

Units
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998

Total settler arrivals(c)
'000
143.5
145.3
121.2
121.7
107.4
76.3
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
Skilled settler arrivals
%
24.1
30.0
35.3
39.8
37.6
29.0
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
Family settler arrivals
%
48.5
41.0
41.2
44.3
45.3
42.1
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
Humanitarian settler arrivals
%
7.7
7.5
9.9
6.4
6.7
14.3
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.
(c) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration, in addition to family, skilled and humanitarian migration.

Reference periods: Migration figures are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

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

Total population
'000
19,297
20,189
21,017
21,792
22,519
23,173
23,720
24,149
24,476
24,731
24,945
Population aged 0-14
%
20.3
19.3
18.3
17.6
17.1
16.8
16.5
16.2
15.9
15.7
15.6
Population aged 15-64
%
67.3
67.8
67.7
66.4
65.0
63.4
62.2
61.4
60.8
60.6
60.2
Population aged 65 and over
%
12.4
12.9
14.0
16.0
17.9
19.8
21.3
22.4
23.3
23.7
24.2
Population aged 80 and over
%
3.0
3.4
3.7
3.8
4.1
4.7
5.8
6.7
7.5
8.0
8.4
Median age of total population
years
35.5
36.8
38.3
39.4
40.4
41.3
42.2
42.9
43.5
43.9
44.1
Population living in capital cities
%
63.8
64.0
64.1
64.3
64.5
64.7
64.9
65.1
65.3
65.5
65.7

Reference periods: Population projection figures are at 30 June.


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