Population, family and household projections
ABS produces a range of demographic projections based on specified assumptions. These are published on a regular basis and can also be produced for individual clients where clients agree to the assumptions and cost involved.
- State/Territory population projections, 1997-base to 2051, were published in Population Projections 1997 to 2051 (Cat. No. 3222.0). A total of 18 alternative projections series were produced using different combinations of assumptions for fertility, mortality, net overseas migration and internal migration. These state/territory projections are also available for Capital City Statistical Division/Balance of State for all States and the Northern Territory.
- Small area population projections, 1997-base to 2017, are available by age and sex for Statistical Local Areas (SLA), 1996 Census Collection Districts (CD), and CD-derived Postcodes ("Postal Areas"), or aggregations thereof where the client agrees to the assumptions involved. Prices for SLA projections range from $250 for a single SLA, to $2,500 for all SLAs in NSW, to $5,000 for all SLAs in Australia.
Alternative series of small area population projections are prepared by various State/Territory Government entities, with the most recently released being for Victoria, Queensland and ACT. Alternative small area population projections can also be produced on request to ABS .
- State/Territory household and family projections, 1996-base to 2021, were published in Household and Family Projections, Australia 1996 to 2021 (Cat. No. 3236.0). These projections are based on assumptions about changing living arrangements of the population and 3 alternative series have been produced.
- Indigenous population projections, 1996-base to 2006, by age, sex and State/Territory were published in Experimental Projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Projection 1996 to 2006 (Cat. No. 3231.0). These projections provide the best available indication of the current size of the Indigenous population.
- Projections of the overseas born population 65 years and over assuming no overseas migration have been published in Migration, Australia 1998-99 (Cat. No. 3412.0).