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1309.0 - Australia at a Glance, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007   
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PEOPLE




DEMOGRAPHY
2003
2004
2005
'000
'000
'000

Population at 30 June(a)
19,873
20,092
20,340
Births
251
254
260
Deaths
132
133
131

2003-04
2004-05
'000
'000

Permanent and long-term arrivals
398
431
Permanent and long-term departures
299
307

(a) Estimated resident population.


POPULATION(a)

30 June 2005
State/territory
Area sq km
'000
Capital city(b)
'000

NSW
800,642
6,769
Sydney
4,255
Vic.
227,416
5,023
Melbourne
3,634
Qld
1,730,648
3,977
Brisbane
1,811
SA
983,482
1,542
Adelaide
1,129
WA
2,529,875
2,011
Perth
1,478
Tas.
68,401
486
Hobart
204
NT
1,349,129
203
Darwin
111
ACT
2,358
326
Canberra
325
Aust.(c)
7,692,024
20,340

(a) Estimated resident population.
(b) Capital City Statistical Division.
(c) Includes Other Territories


POPULATION OF SELECTED COUNTRIES
2005
million

Australia
20.3
Canada
32.8
China
1,306.3
India
1,080.3
Indonesia
242.0
Japan
127.4
New Zealand
4.0
Papua New Guinea
5.5
United Kingdom
60.4
United States of America
295.7




UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a)
2004
%

Australia
5.5
Canada
7.2
Japan
4.7
New Zealand
3.9
United Kingdom
5.1
United States of America
5.5

(a) Standardised using ILO/OECD definition.


LABOUR MARKET
Annual averages
2004-05
2005-06

Employed persons
'000
9,845
10,066
Unemployed persons
'000
546
540
Unemployment rate
%
5.3
5.1
Average weekly actual hours worked by full-time employed persons
hours
40.7
40.1

2005
2006

Job vacancies, May
'000
137.8
152.0
Average weekly total earnings, full-time adult employees, May
$
1,058.50
1,088.30




EDUCATION PARTICIPATION

2004
2005
'000
'000

Government school students FTE(a)
2,260
2,256
Non-government school students FTE(a)
1,084
1,103
VET students - NCVER
1,595
1,641
Higher education students - DEST
945
957

(a) Full-time students plus full-time equivalent of part-time students.

Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER); Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).


HEALTH EXPENDITURE
2003-04
2004-05
%
%

Total expenditure to GDP
9.4
9.8

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.



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