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4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Jan 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/01/2006   
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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

1. In June 2005, Australia's estimated resident population was:

a) 20.1 million
b) 20.2 million
c) 20.3 million
d) 20.4 million

2. The 1.2% growth in Australia's population for the 12 months ended June 2005 was:

a) less than the world's growth rate,
b) the same as world's growth rate
c) greater than the world's growth rate.

3. In June 2005, Australia was ranked:

a) 32nd
b) 52nd
c) 72nd
d) 92nd.
as the world's most populous country.

4. In June 2005, there were more persons aged 65 years and older resident in Australia than those aged under 15 years:

a) True
b) False

5. The Australian state or territory with the estimated highest number of centenarians ie those aged 100 years and over per capita is?

a) New South Wales
b) Victoria
c) Tasmania
d) South Australia

6. What do resident Australian males aged 0-29 years and 60-64 years share that is different to males in other age cohorts?

7. What makes females aged 60-64 in Victoria and South Australia different to other females in this age group in the rest of Australia?

Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). See SELECTED ABS RELEASES for a description of the contents of this publication and the answers to these questions.


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