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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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State summary tables

COMPOSITION



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.(a)



1

Total population

'000

2002p

6,640

4,873

3,707

1,520

1,927

473

198

322

19,663

2

Male population

'000

2002p

3,279

2,401

1,843

752

964

233

104

159

9,754

3

Female population

'000

2002p

3,343

2,471

1,864

768

963

240

94

163

9,909

4

Indigenous population(b)

'000

2002

123.4

25.0

121.6

24.8

62.6

16.9

57.2

3.7

435.4

5

Overseas born population(c)

%

2001

24.8

24.6

18.0

21.2

28.5

10.5

15.5

22.6

23.1

6

Born in United Kingdom and Ireland(c)

%

2001

5.0

5.0

5.4

9.1

11.9

5.0

4.0

6.2

6.1

7

Born in Europe including former USSR(c)

%

2001

10.6

13.7

8.8

16.0

17.3

7.6

7.1

12.2

12.1

8

Born in East and Southern Asia(c)

%

2001

7.5

6.3

2.9

2.9

5.4

1.1

4.2

5.8

5.5

9

Population living in capital cities

%

2002p

62.6

72.0

45.5

73.2

73.3

41.4

52.9

99.9

63.7

10

Population aged 0-14

%

2002p

20.1

19.7

21.0

19.1

20.7

20.7

25.7

20.2

20.3

11

Population aged 15-64

%

2002p

66.7

67.2

67.2

66.2

68.1

65.3

70.4

71.1

67.1

12

Population aged 65 and over

%

2002p

13.2

13.1

11.8

14.8

11.2

14.0

3.9

8.8

12.7

13

Population aged 80 and over

%

2002p

3.3

3.3

2.9

3.9

2.7

3.6

0.6

2.0

3.2

14

Median age of total population

years

2002p

36.1

36.0

35.3

37.9

35.2

37.7

29.9

33.5

35.9

15

Median age of Indigenous population(b)

years

2001

19.8

20.9

19.8

20.4

20.6

20.3

21.7

21.0

20.3

16

Sex ratio of population aged 0-64

ratio

2002p

101.9

100.4

101.1

101.8

102.8

100.3

109.8

99.2

101.5

17

Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over

ratio

2002p

79.1

78.2

83.6

77.4

81.3

79.2

112.6

79.3

79.8



POPULATION GROWTH



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.



18

Total population growth

'000

2001-2002

65.1

67.8

78.2

8.5

26.2

0.9

0.2

2.5

249.5

19

Births

'000

2001-2002

83.0

60.6

47.5

17.5

23.9

6.0

3.8

4.0

246.3

20

Deaths

'000

2001-2002

45.5

33.2

23.2

11.6

10.9

3.8

0.9

1.4

130.5

21

Natural increase

'000

2001-2002

37.6

27.3

24.3

5.9

13.0

2.1

2.9

2.6

115.9

22

Net overseas migration

'000

2001-2002

51.3

34.2

24.9

4.5

17.3

0.5

0.1

0.8

133.7

23

Net interstate migration

'000

2001-2002

-23.8

6.2

29.0

-1.9

-4.2

-1.7

-2.8

-1.0

-

24

Population growth rate

%

2001-2002

1.0

1.4

2.2

0.6

1.4

0.2

0.1

0.8

1.3

25

Net interstate migration rate

%

2001-2002

-0.4

0.1

0.8

-0.1

-0.2

-0.4

-1.4

- 0.3

-



PROJECTIONS - SERIES II
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

26Total population
'000
2051
8,248
5,547
6,101
1,411
3,038
319
370
372
25,409
27Population aged 0-14
%
2051
14.4
13.5
14.8
12.8
15.0
12.5
20.5
14.4
14.4
28Population aged 15-64
%
2051
59.3
58.7
60.5
56.0
60.6
53.5
69.3
62.3
59.6
29Population aged 65 and over
%
2051
26.3
27.8
24.7
31.1
24.3
34.0
10.3
23.3
26.1
30Population aged 80 and over
%
2051
9.4
10.4
8.5
12.2
8.5
13.2
2.1
8.4
9.4
31Median age of total population
years
2051
46.1
47.1
45.3
50.2
44.5
53.2
34.7
43.3
46.0
32Population living in capital cities
%
2051
71.0
79.2
46.9
78.1
73.5
45.8
52.0
n.a.
67.5

(a) Australian total includes Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island.
(b) Population projections.
(c) Only available in census years.
Reference periods: Total population, male and female population and projection figures are at 30 June. Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.

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