National Regional Profile: Australia   
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POPULATION AND PEOPLE CHARACTERISTICS

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

POPULATION BY SEX - at 30 June
Personsno.
19,153,380
19,413,240
19,640,979
19,872,646
20,091,504
Malesno.
9,505,331
9,630,652
9,753,133
9,873,447
9,990,513
Femalesno.
9,648,049
9,782,588
9,887,846
9,999,199
10,100,991
POPULATION : PERCENTAGE BY AGE GROUP - at 30 June
Percentage aged 0 to 14 years%
20.7
20.5
20.3
20.0
19.8
Percentage aged 15 to 24 years%
13.7
13.7
13.7
13.7
13.8
Percentage aged 25 to 34 years%
15.0
14.8
14.6
14.5
14.3
Percentage aged 35 to 44 years%
15.4
15.3
15.2
15.1
15.0
Percentage aged 45 to 54 years%
13.6
13.7
13.6
13.7
13.7
Percentage aged 55 to 64 years%
9.2
9.4
9.8
10.2
10.5
Percentage aged 65 to 74 years%
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.8
Percentage aged 75 to 84 years%
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
Percentage aged 85 years and over%
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.5
POPULATION DENSITY - at 30 June
Population density
persons/km2
na
na
na
na
2.6
INDIGENOUS POPULATION - at 30 June
Percentage of total population%
na
2.4
na
na
na
OVERSEAS BORN POPULATION
Percentage of total population%
na
21.8
na
na
na
SPEAKS A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH AT HOME
Percentage of total population aged 15 and over%
na
15.0
na
na
na
PERSONS WITH POST SCHOOL QUALIFICATIONS
Percentage of total population aged 15 and over%
na
46.2
na
na
na
OCCUPATION
Percentage of total employed persons in medium/high skill occupations%
na
55.2
na
na
na
HOUSEHOLDS - Census 2001
Householdsno.
na
6,744,795
na
na
na
FAMILIES - Census 2001
Total familiesno.
na
4,936,828
na
na
na
Couple families with children under 15 and/or dependent studentsno.
na
1,904,122
na
na
na
One parent families with children under 15 and/or dependent studentsno.
na
529,969
na
na
na
PROPORTION OF POPULATION IN REMOTENESS AREA
Major cities%
na
66.3
na
na
na
Inner regional%
na
20.7
na
na
na
Outer regional%
na
10.4
na
na
na
Remote%
na
1.7
na
na
na
Very remote%
na
0.9
na
na
na
BIRTHS AND DEATHS - year ended 31 December
Birthsno.
0
246,394
250,988
251,161
254,246
Crude birth raterate
0.0
12.6
12.7
12.6
12.6
Deathsno.
0
128,544
133,707
132,292
132,508
Crude death raterate
0.0
6.6
6.8
6.6
6.5