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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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Population


POPULATION COMPOSITION

Total population
0-14 years
15-59 years
60 years and over
Country
Reference year
'000
%
%
%

Australia
1998
18,730
21
63
16
Canada
1998
30,563
19
64
17
China(a)
1998
1,255,698
26
64
10
France
1998
58,683
19
61
20
Greece
1998
10,600
16
61
23
Hong Kong
1998
6,660
18
68
14
Indonesia
1998
206,338
32
61
7
Italy
1998
57,369
14
62
24
Japan
1998
126,281
15
63
22
Korea (Republic of)
1998
46,109
22
68
10
Malaysia
1998
21,410
35
59
6
New Zealand
1998
3,796
23
62
15
Papua New Guinea
1998
4,600
39
56
5
Singapore
1998
3,476
22
68
10
Sweden
1998
8,875
19
59
22
United Kingdom
1998
58,649
19
60
21
United States of America
1998
274,028
22
62
16
Viet Nam
1998
77,562
35
58
7

(a) Excludes Hong Kong and Taiwan Province.

Source: United Nations World Population 1998; Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0).

POPULATION GROWTH

Reference year
Annual average
growth rate
Crude birth
rate(a)
Crude death
rate(a)
Total
fertility rate
Country
%
no.
no.
no.

Australia
1995-2000
1.0
13
8
1.8
Canada
1995-2000
1.0
12
7
1.5
China(b)
1995-2000
0.9
16
7
1.8
France
1995-2000
0.4
12
9
1.7
Greece
1995-2000
0.3
9
10
1.3
Hong Kong
1995-2000
2.1
10
6
1.3
Indonesia
1995-2000
1.4
23
8
2.6
Italy
1995-2000
0.0
9
10
1.2
Japan
1995-2000
0.2
10
8
1.4
Korea (Republic of)
1995-2000
0.8
15
6
1.6
Malaysia
1995-2000
2.0
25
5
3.2
New Zealand
1995-2000
1.0
15
8
2.0
Papua New Guinea
1995-2000
2.2
32
10
4.6
Singapore
1995-2000
1.4
15
5
1.7
Sweden
1995-2000
0.2
10
11
1.6
United Kingdom
1995-2000
0.2
12
11
1.7
United States of America
1995-2000
0.8
14
8
2.0
Viet Nam
1995-2000
1.6
22
7
2.6

(a) Per 1,000 population.
(b) Excludes Hong Kong and Taiwan Province.

Source: United Nations World Population 1998.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over




2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
Country
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
18.9
22.3
25.8
35.3
39.8
42.2
20.6
18.2
17.2
12.1
16.8
22.6
Canada
31.1
36.6
42.3
36.8
41.6
42.6
18.9
16.8
17.0
12.8
18.2
23.8
China(c)
1,277.6
1,454.5
1,477.7
30.0
37.3
43.7
24.9
19.1
16.3
6.8
11.5
22.6
France
59.1
61.5
59.9
37.6
42.3
43.9
18.7
17.3
16.8
15.9
20.1
25.5
Greece
10.6
10.1
8.2
39.4
46.6
52.5
14.9
12.6
12.6
17.9
22.7
34.3
Hong Kong
6.9
7.8
6.7
35.9
44.5
52.2
17.2
14.0
12.3
10.5
17.0
33.3
Indonesia
212.1
262.3
311.9
24.8
31.6
38.0
30.7
23.6
19.9
4.7
7.2
16.5
Italy
57.3
52.9
41.2
40.6
49.0
53.2
14.3
11.6
12.0
18.2
24.1
34.9
Japan
126.7
123.9
104.9
41.2
46.9
49.0
14.8
13.9
13.8
17.1
26.2
31.8
Korea (Republic of)
46.8
51.9
51.3
31.4
39.7
44.4
21.5
17.7
16.0
6.7
12.3
24.7
Malaysia
22.2
29.3
37.0
23.3
29.9
38.1
34.0
23.8
19.6
4.1
7.7
15.9
New Zealand
3.9
4.5
5.2
34.0
37.8
40.6
22.7
19.7
18.5
11.6
15.6
20.8
Papua New Guinea
4.8
7.0
9.5
20.5
24.3
34.5
38.7
31.8
22.3
3.0
4.0
10.0
Singapore
3.6
4.1
4.1
34.4
42.4
45.5
22.1
16.4
15.5
7.2
16.1
25.6
Sweden
8.9
9.1
8.7
39.9
44.9
46.3
18.2
15.1
15.9
17.4
23.1
26.7
United Kingdom
58.8
59.8
56.7
38.2
42.6
44.5
18.8
16.6
16.2
16.0
19.8
24.9
United States of America
278.4
317.1
349.3
35.8
39.0
42.1
21.5
18.4
17.1
12.5
16.6
21.7
Viet Nam
79.8
102.5
126.8
23.1
30.9
38.5
33.2
24.2
19.6
5.3
6.2
17.2

(a) Medium-variant projection.
(b) United Nations projections for Australia may not agree with ABS projections owing to differences in assumptions and methodology.
(c) Excludes Hong Kong and Taiwan Province.

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 1998 Revision.


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