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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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POPULATION
Population – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

POPULATION, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Population composition(a)

1. Males '000
3 219.1
3 264.2
3 290.5
3 311.1
3 328.2
3 350.3
3 378.1
3 413.9
2. Females '000
3 267.1
3 311.0
3 339.3
3 363.3
3 382.3
3 408.0
3 439.1
3 475.2
3. Persons '000
6 486.2
6 575.2
6 629.8
6 674.4
6 710.5
6 758.3
6 817.2
6 889.1
4. Aged 0–14 years %
20.6
20.4
20.2
20.0
19.9
19.7
19.6
19.3
5. Aged 15–64 years %
66.5
66.5
66.6
66.8
66.8
66.9
67.0
67.0
6. Aged 65 years and over %
13.0
13.1
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
7. Aged 85 years and over %
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
8. Median age – Total years
35.7
35.9
36.1
36.3
36.5
36.6
36.8
37.0
9. Median age – Indigenous years
na
20.1
na
na
na
na
20.7
na
10. Indigenous population '000
na
134.9
na
na
na
na
148.2
na
11. Australian born %
na
75.2
na
na
na
na
na
na
12. Overseas born %
na
24.8
na
na
na
na
na
na
13. Speaks language other than English at home(b) %
na
18.9
na
na
na
na
20.1
na
14. Settler arrivals '000
39.3
46.7
35.3
36.4
40.6
44.7
44.7
43.8
15. Sydney SD as a proportion of NSW %
62.7
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.9
16. NSW as a proportion of Australia %
33.9
33.9
33.8
33.6
33.5
33.3
33.1
32.8

Population growth(c)

17. Births '000
85.8
85.4
84.1
84.9
85.7
84.2
86.0
90.2
18. Deaths '000
45.1
45.7
45.2
46.1
46.4
45.6
46.1
45.9
19. Natural increase '000
40.8
39.7
38.9
38.8
39.4
38.6
39.9
44.3
20. Net overseas migration(d)(e) '000
43.7
58.6
44.4
40.9
29.8
35.2
38.5
54.9
21. Net interstate migration '000
–14.3
–16.3
–25.3
–32.7
–31.3
–26.5
–24.6
–27.3
22. Total population growth '000
74.8
89.0
54.6
44.5
36.1
47.8
58.9
71.9
23. Annual growth rate %
1.2
1.4
0.8
0.7
0.5
0.7
0.9
1.1
24. Total fertility rate(f)(g) rate
1.815
1.762
1.743
1.757
1.774
1.743
1.775
(h)1.856

na not available
(a) At 30 June. Estimated Resident Population (ERP) data for 2002 to 2007 are preliminary rebased estimates using 2006 Census data.
(b) At 7 August 2001 and 8 August 2006, based on the Census of Population and Housing.
(c) Data are for 12 months to 30 June.
(d) Net overseas migration is the sum of the net permanent and long term movement, plus migration adjustment.
(e) Net overseas migration estimates contain a break in time series. Estimates for 2007 onwards use an improved method and are not comparable with estimates for earlier periods.
(f) Births per woman.
(g) Calculated using revised births on occurrence basis and revised ERP unless otherwise stated in the table.
(h) Calculated using preliminary births on registration basis and preliminary ERP.

POPULATION, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
13
1.5; 1.16
ABS Overseas Arrivals and Departures Collection
14
1.12
ABS Vitals Collection
. .
1.6; 1.10
ABS Estimated Resident Population Collection
. .
1.3; 1.15
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
1–3; 9–10; 17–24
1.4
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
. .
1.7
Births, Australia (cat. no. 3301.0)
. .
1.6; 17
Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0)
. .
1.9; 1.10; 1.11
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
. .
1.13
Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (cat. no. 3238.0)
9–10
. .
Life Tables, New South Wales (cat. no. 3302.1.55.001)
. .
1.8
Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0)
11–12
1.14
Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0)
4–8
1.2; 1.9
Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0)
15–16
. .

. . not applicable



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