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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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National summary tables

COMPOSITION

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001p

Total population'000
17,284
17,495
17,667
17,855
18,072
18,311
18,524
18,730
18,937
19,157
19,387
Male population'000
8,615
8,716
8,798
8,888
8,994
9,108
9,214
9,320
9,425
9,538
9,655
Female population'000
8,669
8,779
8,869
8,967
9,078
9,203
9,310
9,411
9,512
9,619
9,731
Indigenous population(b)'000
345.4
352.9
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
394.2
402.4
410.6
418.8
427.1
Overseas born population %
22.9
23.0
22.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.6
n.y.a.
Born in United Kingdom and Ireland%
7.2
7.1
7.0
6.9
6.8
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.4
6.3
n.y.a.
Born in Europe including former USSR%
14.0
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.3
13.2
13.1
12.9
12.7
12.5
n.y.a.
Born in East and Southern Asia%
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.6
n.y.a.
Population living in capital cities%
63.6
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.6
63.7
63.7
63.8
r64.0
64.1
Population aged 0-14%
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
20.9
20.7
20.5
20.2
Population aged 15-64%
66.8
66.7
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.9
67.0
67.2
67.4
Population aged 65 and over%
11.3
11.5
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.3
12.4
Population aged 80 and over%
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
Median age of total populationyears
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
34.3
34.6
34.9
35.2
35.4
Median age of Indigenous population(b)years
19.8
19.8
19.9
20.0
20.0
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.2
20.2
20.3
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64ratio
103.0
102.8
102.7
102.6
102.5
102.4
102.3
102.4
102.4
102.4
102.5
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and overratio
75.0
75.5
75.9
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.9
77.5
78.6
79.0

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001p

Population growth'000
218.9
210.6
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
213.4
206.2
206.8
r220.0
229.5
Births'000
261.2
259.2
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
253.7
249.1
250.0
r249.3
248.7
Deaths'000
119.6
120.8
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
127.3
129.3
128.3
r128.4
128.9
Natural increase'000
141.6
138.4
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
126.4
119.9
121.7
r120.9
119.8
Net overseas migration'000
86.4
68.6
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
87.1
86.4
85.1
99.1
109.7
Population growth rate%
1.28
1.22
0.99
1.06
1.22
1.32
1.17
1.11
1.10
1.16
1.20
Net overseas migration to total growth%
39.5
32.6
17.4
24.8
36.9
43.6
40.8
41.9
41.2
r45.0
47.8

MIGRATION

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Total settler arrivals(c)'000
121.7
107.4
76.3
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
92.3
n.y.a.
Skilled settler arrivals%
39.8
37.6
29.0
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
35.1
n.y.a.
Family settler arrivals%
44.3
45.3
42.1
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
21.6
n.y.a.
Humanitarian settler arrivals%
6.4
6.7
14.3
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4
7.9
n.y.a.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

Units
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051
2101

Total population'000
20,395
21,289
22,132
22,926
23,648
24,254
24,713
25,034
25,253
25,409
25,254
Population aged 0-14%
19.0
17.7
16.8
16.1
15.8
15.5
15.1
14.8
14.5
14.4
14.4
Population aged 15-64%
68.0
68.0
66.9
65.5
63.7
62.3
61.2
60.4
60.0
59.6
58.6
Population aged 65 and over%
13.0
14.3
16.4
18.4
20.5
22.3
23.7
24.8
25.5
26.1
27.0
Population aged 80 and over%
3.4
3.9
4.0
4.4
5.1
6.3
7.2
8.2
8.8
9.4
10.1
Median age of total populationyears
36.9
38.6
40.0
41.2
42.4
43.4
44.3
45.1
45.6
46.0
46.1
Population living in capital cities%
64.5
64.8
65.1
65.4
65.8
66.1
66.5
66.8
67.2
67.5
n.a.

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
(b) From 1997, figures are projections.
(c) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration, in addition to family, skilled and humanitarian migration.

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

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