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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999p

Total population
'000
16,814
17,065
17,284
17,495
17,667
17,855
18,072
18,311
18,524
r18,730
18,967
Male population
'000
8,388
8,511
8,615
8,716
8,798
8,888
8,994
9,108
9,214
r9,320
9,440
Female population
'000
8,427
8,554
8,669
8,779
8,869
8,967
9,078
9,203
9,310
r9,411
9,526
Indigenous population(b)
'000
n.a.
n.a.
345.4
352.9
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
394.2
402.4
410.6
Overseas-born population
%
22.4
22.8
22.9
23.0
22.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
r23.3
23.6
Born in the United Kingdom and Ireland
%
7.3
7.3
7.2
7.1
7.0
6.9
r6.8
r6.7
6.7
r6.5
6.5
Born in Europe and the former USSR
%
14.4
14.2
14.0
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.3
13.2
13.1
12.9
12.8
Born in East and Southern Asia
%
3.5
3.8
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.2
r5.3
5.5
Population living in capital cities
%
63.7
63.6
63.6
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.6
63.7
63.7
63.8
Population aged 0-14 years
%
22.2
22.0
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
20.9
20.7
Population aged 15-64 years
%
66.9
66.9
66.8
66.7
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.9
67.1
Population aged 65 years and over
%
11.0
11.1
11.3
11.5
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.2
Population aged 80 years and over
%
2.1
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
r2.7
2.8
Median age of total population
years
31.8
32.1
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
34.3
34.6
34.9
Median age of Indigenous population(b)
years
n.a.
n.a.
19.8
19.8
19.9
20.0
20.0
20.1
r20.1
r20.1
20.2
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64 years
ratio
103.2
103.1
103.0
102.8
102.7
102.6
102.5
102.4
102.3
102.4
102.4
Sex ratio of population aged 65 years and over
ratio
74.1
74.5
75.0
75.5
75.9
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
r77.9
78.3

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999p

Population growth
'000
282.3
250.7
218.9
210.6
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
213.4
r206.2
236.4
Births
'000
250.2
257.5
261.2
259.2
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
253.7
r249.1
247.7
Deaths
'000
118.8
125.1
119.6
120.8
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
127.3
r129.3
128.6
Natural increase
'000
131.4
132.4
141.6
138.4
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
126.4
r119.9
119.1
Net overseas migration
'000
157.4
124.6
86.4
68.6
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
87.1
r86.4
117.3
Population growth rate
%
r1.71
r1.49
r1.28
r1.22
0.99
1.06
1.22
1.32
r1.17
r1.11
1.26
Net overseas migration to total growth
%
55.8
49.7
39.5
32.6
17.4
24.8
36.9
43.6
40.8
r41.9
49.6

MIGRATION

Units
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

Total settler arrivals(c)
'000
145.3
121.2
121.7
107.4
76.3
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
Skilled settler arrivals
%
30.0
35.3
39.8
37.6
29.0
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
Family settler arrivals
%
41.0
41.2
44.3
45.3
42.1
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
Humanitarian settler arrivals
%
7.5
9.9
6.4
6.7
14.3
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4

PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

Units
2001
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051

Total population
'000
19,297
20,189
21,017
21,792
22,519
23,173
23,720
24,149
24,476
24,731
24,945
Population aged 0-14
%
20.3
19.3
18.3
17.6
17.1
16.8
16.5
16.2
15.9
15.7
15.6
Population aged 15-64
%
67.3
67.8
67.7
66.4
65.0
63.4
62.2
61.4
60.8
60.6
60.2
Population aged 65 and over
%
12.4
12.9
14.0
16.0
17.9
19.8
21.3
22.4
23.3
23.7
24.2
Population aged 80 and over
%
3.0
3.4
3.7
3.8
4.1
4.7
5.8
6.7
7.5
8.0
8.4
Median age of total population
years
35.5
36.8
38.3
39.4
40.4
41.3
42.2
42.9
43.5
43.9
44.1
Population living in capital cities
%
63.8
64.0
64.1
64.3
64.5
64.7
64.9
65.1
65.3
65.5
65.7

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos 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 and migration figures are for the year ended 30 June.


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