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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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Contents >> Population >> State summary tables

State summary tables

COMPOSITION

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

Total population
'000
1999
6,412
4,712
3,512
1,493
1 ,861
470
193
310
18,967
Male population
'000
1999
3,187
2,330
1,758
738
937
232
102
155
9,440
Female population
'000
1999
3,225
2,382
1,754
755
924
239
91
156
9,526
Indigenous population(a)
'000
1999
116.7
23.8
113.1
23.4
59.4
16.1
54.6
3.4
410.6
Overseas-born population
%
1996
24.5
25.1
17.7
22.3
29.3
10.8
16.8
23.7
23.3
Born in the United Kingdom and Ireland
%
1996
5.4
5.5
6.0
10.0
13.2
5.4
4.9
6.7
6.7
Born in Europe and the former USSR
%
1996
11.7
15.2
9.4
17.5
18.9
8.0
8.2
13.6
13.2
Born in East and Southern Asia
%
1996
6.7
5.8
2.8
2.7
5.3
1.0
4.5
5.6
5.1
Population living in capital cities
%
1999
63.0
72.5
45.6
73.2
73.3
41.3
45.7
99.9
63.8
Population aged 0-14 years
%
1999
20.5
20.1
21.3
19.7
21.4
21.3
26.2
21.0
20.7
Population aged 15-64 years
%
1999
66.7
67.2
67.3
66.0
68.1
65.3
70.4
71.0
67.1
Population aged 65 years and over
%
1999
12.8
12.7
11.4
14.4
10.5
13.4
3.4
8.0
12.2
Population aged 80 years and over
%
1999
2.9
2.9
2.6
3.4
2.4
3.1
0.5
1.6
2.8
Median age of total population
years
1999
35.3
35.1
34.3
36.2
33.9
36.1
28.6
32.4
34.9
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64 years
ratio
1999
102.4
101.3
102.9
101.8
104.2
100.6
112.4
101.5
102.4
Sex ratio of population aged 65 years and over
ratio
1999
77.5
76.8
81.6
76.8
80.2
77.1
107.5
77.9
78.3



POPULATION GROWTH

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

Population growth
'000
1998-99
78.2
57.2
58.9
6.7
31.9
-1.4
2.9
2.1
236.4
Births
'000
1998-99
84.3
59.0
47.0
18.3
25.0
6.1
3.6
4.4
247.7
Deaths
'000
1998-99
45.2
32.8
22.4
11.7
10.8
3.6
0.8
1.3
128.6
Natural increase
'000
1998-99
39.1
26.2
24.5
6.6
14.2
2.5
2.8
3.1
119.1
Net overseas migration
'000
1998-99
53.4
27.0
17.1
2.9
15.9
-0.2
1.1
0.2
117.3
Net interstate migration
'000
1998-99
-14.3
4.0
17.2
-2.9
1.8
-3.7
-0.9
-1.2
. .
Population growth rate
%
1998-99
1.23
1.23
1.70
0.45
1.74
-0.31
1.55
0.69
1.26
Net interstate migration rate
%
1998-99
-0.23
0.09
0.50
-0.19
0.10
-0.78
-0.49
-0.39
. .



PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

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

Total population
'000
2051
7,861
5,242
6,203
1, 400
3,098
310
440
387
24,945
Population aged 0-14 years
%
2051
15.6
14.8
16.1
14.0
16.2
13.9
21.8
16.1
15.6
Population aged 15-64 years
%
2051
59.8
59.4
61.0
57.1
61.6
54.2
68.7
63.0
60.2
Population aged 65 years and over
%
2051
24.6
25.8
23.0
28.9
22.2
31.9
9.6
20.9
24.2
Population aged 80 years and over
%
2051
8.6
9.3
7.7
11.0
7.4
12.2
1.9
7.2
8.4
Median age of total population
years
2051
44.5
45.3
43.4
48.0
42.6
51.0
33.9
40.6
44.1
Population living in capital cities
%
2051
67.0
77.9
47.1
75.7
74.3
40.5
53.5
(b)
65.7


(a) Population projections.
(b) Capital city/balance of Territory projections were not generated for the ACT.

Reference periods:Population composition and projection figures are at 30 June.
Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.




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