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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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State summary tables


COMPOSITION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population'0002001
6,532
4,829
3,628
1,502
1,910
470
198
314
19,387
Male population'0002001
3,251
2,392
1,813
743
961
231
104
157
9,655
Female population'0002001
3,281
2,437
1,815
759
948
239
93
158
9,731
Indigenous population(a)'0002001
121.1
24.6
118.7
24.3
61.5
16.6
56.4
3.6
427.1
Overseas born population%1996(b)
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(b)
5.4
5.5
6.0
10.0
13.2
5.4
4.9
6.7
6.7
Born in Europe including former USSR%1996(b)
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(b)
6.7
5.8
2.8
2.7
5.3
1.0
4.5
5.6
5.1
Population living in capital cities%2001
63.4
72.9
45.7
73.2
73.3
41.3
54.4
99.9
64.1
Population aged 0-14%2001
20.2
19.6
20.9
19.2
20.8
20.8
25.9
20.4
20.2
Population aged 15-64%2001
67.0
67.5
67.5
66.2
68.5
65.5
70.5
71.1
67.4
Population aged 65 and over%2001
12.9
12.8
11.5
14.6
10.8
13.8
3.6
8.5
12.4
Population aged 80 and over%2001
3.1
3.1
2.8
3.7
2.6
3.4
0.6
1.9
3.0
Median age of total populationyears2001
35.7
35.5
34.9
37.4
34.5
37.0
29.3
32.9
35.4
Median age of Indigenous populationyears2001
19.8
20.9
19.8
20.4
20.6
20.3
21.7
21.0
20.3
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64ratio2001
102.6
101.6
102.5
101.9
104.2
100.1
112.1
101.4
102.5
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over ratio2001
78.1
77.7
82.4
77.3
81.1
77.7
106.6
79.4
79.0

POPULATION GROWTH

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population growth'0002000-2001
70.0
62.2
61.0
5.0
26.1
-
2.1
3.2
229.5
Births'0002000-2001
86.3
58.6
47.7
17.4
24.4
6.3
3.7
4.2
248.7
Deaths'0002000-2001
45.7
32.0
22.8
11.8
10.5
3.9
0.9
1.4
128.9
Natural increase'0002000-2001
40.6
26.6
24.9
5.6
13.9
2.4
2.8
2.8
119.8
Net overseas migration'0002000-2001
46.1
27.6
16.4
3.6
14.8
0.2
1.0
-
109.7
Net interstate migration'0002000-2001
-16.7
7.9
19.7
-4.2
-2.7
-2.6
-1.7
0.3
-
Population growth rate%2000-2001
1.1
1.3
1.7
0.3
1.4
-
1.1
1.0
1.2
Net interstate migration rate%2000-2001
-0.3
0.2
0.6
-0.3
-0.1
-0.5
-0.9
0.1
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PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population'0002051
8,248
5,547
6,101
1,411
3,038
319
370
372
25,409
Population aged 0-14%2051
14.4
13.5
14.8
12.8
15.0
12.5
20.5
14.4
14.4
Population aged 15-64%2051
59.3
58.7
60.5
56.0
60.6
53.5
69.3
62.3
59.6
Population aged 65 and over%2051
26.3
27.8
24.7
31.1
24.3
34.0
10.3
23.3
26.1
Population aged 80 and over%2051
9.4
10.4
8.5
12.2
8.5
13.2
2.1
8.4
9.4
Median age of total populationyears2051
46.1
47.1
45.3
50.2
44.5
53.2
34.7
43.3
46.0
Population living in capital cities%2051
71.0
79.2
46.9
78.1
73.5
45.8
52.0
n.a.
67.5

(a) Population projections.
(b) Only available in census years.

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

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