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Includes: comparisons of state, territory and international data for a range of social, economic and environmental indicators, including population composition and growth, life expectancy and infant mortality, education participation and attainment, labour force, and renewable energy. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - National and International - 2007 (12 Kb, xls).

National comparisons

Years
Units
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

Population

1. Population(b)
2006
'000
6 828
5 092
4 053
1 555
2 051
489
207
329
20 605
2. Median age(b)
2006
years
37.1
37.0
36.1
39.0
36.4
39.0
31.0
34.7
36.9
3. Indigenous population(b)(c)
2006
'000
146.2
31.0
139.5
28.1
72.2
18.6
61.2
4.4
501.5
4. Speaks language other than English at home(d)
2001
%
18.9
19.8
7.1
11.8
11.3
3.1
24.4
13.6
15.2
5. Annual growth rate(e)
2006
%
0.87
1.36
1.92
0.81
1.99
0.67
1.61
0.93
1.31
6. Net interstate migration(e)
2006
'000
-24.0
-1.9
25.8
-2.9
3.1
0.1
-0.4
0.3
. .

Family and community

7. Total households(b)(f)
2001
'000
2 455
1 817
1 383
613
724
192
63
120
7 367
8. Lone person households(b)(f)
2001
%
23.9
24.4
23.8
28.0
24.7
27.7
21.3
23.8
24.5
9. Total families(e)
2006
'000
1 877
1 407
1 116
441
557
141
40
89
5 667
10. Couple families without children-of all families(e)
2006
%
38.2
37.7
40.9
41.7
39.3
41.8
37.5
36.0
39.1
11. Families with dependent children(e)
2006
'000
899
681
523
202
260
64
21
44
2 695
12. One parent families with dependent children-of all families with dependent children(e)
2006
%
21.6
19.7
22.9
24.8
20.0
25.0
23.8
22.7
21.6
13. Children aged 0-17 with a natural parent living elsewhere(b)
2003
%
21.8
20.0
24.6
26.7
21.2
28.7
21.3
26.8
22.5
14. Children aged 0-14 years without an employed parent(e)
2004
%
15.7
13.1
17.3
17.1
16.5
24.4
15.4
8.0
15.7
15. Children aged 0-2 years who used formal child care(b)
2005
%
25.9
23.4
36.9
25.3
28.9
32.3
40.8
40.1
28.2
16. Children aged 3-4 years who used formal child care(b)
2005
%
46.0
42.6
53.7
38.8
36.0
49.1
42.6
58.6
45.5
17. Voluntary work-adults(g)(h)
2002
%
33.4
33.3
35.7
34.7
35.6
37.0
39.5
41.4
34.4
18. Participation in organised sport -adults(g)(h)
2002
%
31.1
32.2
32.3
30.7
38.2
32.2
36.6
40.8
31.4
19. Participation in organised sport -children(h)(i)
2006
%
64.7
62.9
60.9
64.1
65.2
59.3
66.5
70.9
63.5

Health

20. Life expectancy at birth-males(j)
2004
years
78.0
78.5
77.8
78.0
78.6
76.7
72.3
79.7
78.1
21. Life expectancy at birth -females(j)
2004
years
83.3
83.3
82.9
83.1
83.3
81.8
78.0
83.9
83.0
22. Smokers(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
22.4
23.3
24.6
22.5
21.6
25.4
na
17.6
23.2
23. Risky drinkers(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
7.2
7.7
8.7
7.7
9.6
7.0
na
9.0
7.9
24. Overweight or obsese(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
49.5
48.9
49.7
49.7
48.4
48.9
na
48.7
49.3
25. Persons with a disability(l)
2003
%
17.5
19.7
22.2
22.4
21.2
22.4
np
19.8
19.8
26. Standardised death rate per 1,000 population(l)
2004
rate
6.3
6.0
6.5
6.2
6.0
7.1
8.2
5.6
6.3
27. Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births
2004
rate
4.6
4.5
5.2
3.2
3.9
3.6
10.7
6.9
4.7
28. Road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population(j)(l)
2004
rate
7
7
8
10
9
10
22
5
8
29. Elective surgery waiting times, public hospitals-median days(e)
2005
days
34
28
22
27
35
34
45
29
29

Education

30. Students in government schools(m)
2006
%
66.7
64.6
69.3
65.6
67.2
72.8
75.9
58.9
66.8
31. Education participation -aged 15-19 years(n)
2005
%
77.7
81.4
71.8
72.0
69.7
74.8
65.9
76.7
76.0
32. Education participation -aged 20-24 years(n)
2005
%
40.4
42.4
34.1
38.2
34.8
34.0
26.4
48.1
38.9
33. Reading national benchmarks -Year 5 males(m)
2003
%
89.7
87.0
78.4
86.5
92.1
93.9
76.5
95.1
86.8
34. Reading national benchmarks -Year 5 females(m)
2003
%
93.9
92.2
84.8
90.7
94.8
96.6
81.2
97.1
91.6
35. Bachelor degree or above qualification-aged 25-64 years(n)
2005
%
24.5
21.0
19.0
18.2
21.2
18.3
22.7
39.5
22.7

Crime

36. Victims of personal crime
2005
%
5.4
4.5
6.1
5.0
5.6
4.7
6.6
5.8
5.3
37. Victims of household crime
2005
%
6.8
4.6
6.1
6.6
7.8
4.5
13.0
7.6
6.2
38. Investigations finalised within 30 days-assault
2005
%
61.8
58.6
43.5
56.8
61.2
77.8
69.2
61.6
59.3
39. Investigations finalised within 30 days-theft
2005
%
7.4
7.7
7.7
6.3
14.7
15.5
19.4
4.2
8.6
40. Prisoners with prior imprisonment(b)
2006
%
57.3
53.0
60.4
52.1
53.3
66.8
68.1
56.0
56.9

Household economic resources(e)

41. Gross weekly household income-mean
2004
$
1 212
1 134
1 036
1 033
1 098
897
1 401
1 399
1 128
42. Equivalised weekly disposable household income-mean(o)
2004
$
571
548
519
529
539
476
643
669
549
43. Household net worth-median
2004
$'000
359.6
313.1
241.7
244.2
253.3
220.4
190.9
400.0
294.7

Work(e)

44. Labour force
2006
'000
3 444
2 635
2 110
783
1 103
239
104
188
10 605
45. Participation rate
2006
%
62.9
64.3
66.3
62.0
67.8
61.0
69.9
72.2
64.5
46. Unemployment rate
2006
%
5.3
5.3
5.0
5.0
4.1
6.5
5.7
3.2
5.1

Economic activity(e)

47. Gross State Product -per capita(p)
2006
$'000
45.6
45.1
42.1
39.3
53.1
33.9
55.9
58.3
45.0
48. Gross State Product -annual change(p)
2006
%
1.4
2.7
4.9
2.2
4.9
3.1
7.5
3.4
2.8
49. Retail turnover-annual change(p)
2006
%
1.2
1.8
4.5
0.3
4.7
5.5
2.8
3.3
2.4
50. New motor vehicle sales-annual change
2006
%
-3.8
-2.4
-
-2.7
10.7
-5.0
-
-
-1.1
51. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier-annual change(p)
2006
%
10.6
8.0
11.8
7.0
19.6
5.6
23.7
10.0
11.2

Housing(e)

Housing costs as a proportion of gross income(q)
52. All recent home buyers in last 3 years
2004
%
25
22
19
20
20
14
19
21
21
53. All owners with a mortgage
2004
%
23
19
19
18
18
15
19
19
20
54. Private renters
2004
%
22
22
22
18
19
21
19
21
21
55. First home buyers average loan-mean
2005
$'000
259.4
205.2
202.3
164.8
169.4
147.8
159.4
223.3
209.6
56. Established house price index -percentage change
2006
%
-2.9
4.4
3.8
4.4
27.4
7.1
19.8
3.6
3.9

Environment

57. Net household water consumption -per capita(e)
2006
kL
84
81
124
94
180
143
153
95
103
58. Renewable electricity generation
2006
%
7.2
2.2
2.9
7.1
1.8
89.5
-
na
7.9

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) Low series population projections based on 2001 Census.
(d) At 7 August 2001, based on the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.
(e) Data are for 12 months ending 30 June.
(f) Australian total does not include Other Territories.
(g) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(h) Data are at March-July.
(i) Children aged 5-14 years.
(j) Based on 3 years to 2004.
(k) Separate estimates for NT are not available, but NT contributes to national estimates.
(l) Rates are age standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
(m) Data are at August.
(n) Data are at May.
(o) Person weighted.
(p) Chain volume measures. Reference year is 2004-05.
(q) Capital city median values.

International comparisons

Year
Unit
Aust.
NZ
Canada
USA
UK
Sweden
Japan
China
Indonesia
PNG

Population(a)

1. Persons
2005
million
20.2
4.0
32.3
298.2
59.7
9.0
128.1
1 315.8
222.8
5.9
2. Median age
2005
years
36.6
35.8
38.6
36.1
39.0
40.1
42.9
32.6
26.5
19.7
3. Annual population growth rate(b)
2005-2010
%
1.0
0.7
0.9
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.6
1.1
1.8
4. Total Fertility Rate
2005-2010
rate
1.8
2.0
1.5
2.0
1.7
1.7
1.4
1.7
2.2
3.6

Health

5. Life expectancy-persons(a)
2005-2010
years
81.0
79.9
80.7
77.9
79.0
80.8
82.8
72.7
68.8
57.2
6. Infant mortality rate-per 1,000 live births
2005-2010
rate
5
5
5
7
5
3
3
31
34
64
7. Health expenditure-proportion of GDP
2003
%
9.5
8.1
9.9
15.2
8.0
9.4
7.9
5.6
3.1
3.4

Education

8. Participation in education or training-15-19 years
2003
%
82.1
67
na
75.4
75.9
86.8
na
13.7
51.5
na
9. Combined reading literacy score-males(c)
2003
score
506
508
514
479
na
496
487
na
369
na
10. Combined reading literacy score-females(c)
2003
score
545
535
546
511
na
533
509
na
394
na
11. Bachelor degree or above qualification-25-64 years(d)
2003
%
20
17
22
29
19
18
21
na
na
na
12. Education expenditure public and private-proportion of GDP
2003
%
6.0
6.8
na
7.2
5.9
6.9
4.7
na
1.9
na

Economy

13. GDP-per capita
2005
$US
35 199
27 209
35 073
41 768
36 851
39 561
35 593
1 533
1 263
905
14. GDP-annual change(e)
2005-06
%
2.9
na
2.9
3.4
2.2
na
2.5
na
na
na
15. Consumer Price Index-annual change(f)
2005-06
%
3.2
2.9
2.1
4.4
2.0
na
na
na
15.4
na
16. Unemployment rate(g)
2004
%
5.6
3.9
7.2
5.5
4.6
5.5
4.7
na
na
na
17. Labour force participation rate-aged 15 years and over
2004
%
62.7
67.0
67.6
66.0
62.6
70.6
60.4
79.2
67.9
72.5

Environment

18. Contribution of renewable energy to total
2005
%
5.3
29.2
16.4
4.5
1.8
27.9
3.0
na
na
na
19. Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2-e)-per capita
2003
tonnes
(h)18.0
8.8
(i)17.9
19.8
9.4
5.9
9.7
3.2
1.4
0.4

na not available
(a) Medium variant projection.
(b) Data are the average of exponential rate of growth.
(c) A scaling method assigns scores so that 500 is the OECD average.
(d) ISCED levels 5A and 6. For Australia this includes Bachelor degree level or higher.
(e) Data for Japan measures real gross national product.
(f) Excludes shelter due to international differences in the treatment of housing in Consumer Price Indexes.
(g) For most countries the unemployed population is 15 years and over, however the age range varies: Sweden 16-64 years for males, and 16-59 years for females; UK 16-59 years; USA 16 years and over.
(h) Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.
(i) Based on natural gas data.

NATIONAL SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
National indicators

ABS data available on request, ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2001
4
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Income and Housing
52
Australian Demography Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0)
1; 5-8
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) <http://www.abareconomics.com/publications_html/energy/energy_06/energy_06.html>
58
Australian National Accounts, State Accounts (ABS cat. no. 5220.0)
47-48
Australian Social Trends (ABS cat. no. 4102.0)
12-18; 20-21; 25-28; 31-37
Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4901.0)
19
Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (ABS cat. no. 3238.0)
3
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia-Detailed Tables (ABS cat. no. 6523.0.55.001)
41-42
Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6554.0)
43
Housing Finance, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5609.0)
51; 55
Housing Occupancy and Cost, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4130.0.55.001).
53-54
Housing Price Index: Eight Capital Cities (ABS cat. no. 6416.0)
56
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed-Electronic Delivery (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
44-46
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families-Electronic Delivery (ABS cat. no. 6224.0.55.001)
9-11
National Health Survey, Summary of Results (ABS cat. no. 4364.0)
22-24
Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (ABS cat. no. 3201.0)
2
Prisoners in Australia (ABS cat. no. 4517.0)
40
Retail Trade, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8501.0)
49
Recorded Crime-Victims, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4510.0)
38-39
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Delivery (ABS cat. no. 9314.0.55.001)
50
Schools, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4221.0)
30
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) 2007, Report on Government Services 2007, Productivity Commission, Canberra
29
Water Account, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4610.0)
57

INTERNATIONAL SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
International indicators

Australian Social Trends (ABS cat. no. 4102.0)
1-12; 16-17
Australian Economic Indicators (ABS cat. no. 1350.0)
14-15
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Factbook 2006: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
18
United Nations Statistical Division,<http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cdb/cdb_advanced_data_extract.asp>, accessed 13 April 2007
13; 19


For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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