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Special Article - Electronic time series: Australian historical population statistics


This article was published in Australian Demographic Statistics, March Quarter 2001 (ABS Cat. no. 3101.0).

Australian Historical Population Statistics (ABS Cat. no. 3105.0.65.001) was released on 26 April 2001 as an electronic product. It contains a wide range of time series demographic data in computer spreadsheet form going back, where possible, to the beginnings of European settlement of Australia. Statistics are included on population size and growth, population distribution, population age-sex structure, births, deaths, migration, marriages and divorces.

AusStats subscribers may access a total of 103 spreadsheets which were provided in the initial release. A complete listing is shown below and on the ABS website. For further information contact sue.taylor@abs.gov.au.

Data are also available to non-AusStats subscribers. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Table Description

Population size and growth

1. Population by sex, States and Territories, 31 December, 1788 onwards
2. Population by sex, States and Territories, 30 June, 1901 onwards
3. Population and components of change, States and Territories, year ended 30 June, 1971 onwards
4. Annual population growth by sex, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1788 onwards
5. Annual population growth (%) by sex, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1788 onwards
6. Sex ratio, States and Territories, 31 December, 1796 onwards
7. Mean population by sex, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1860-1994
8. Minimum estimates of the Indigenous population, 1788 onwards
9. Indigenous census counts and estimates of the population, States and Territories, 1836 onwards
10. Indigenous census counts and population estimates, States and Territories, 1986, 1991 and 1996
11-15. Indigenous population, age and sex, States and Territories, Census years, 30 June 1986 to 30 June 1996

Population distribution

16. Population, major population centres, 30 June, 1911 onwards
17. Population, capital city and balance of State, States and Territories, 1901 onwards

Population age-sex structure

18. Population, age and sex, Australia, selected years 1901 onwards
19-34. Population, age and sex, States and Territories, selected years 1833 onwards

Births

35. Births registered by sex, States and Territories, 1824 onwards
36. Median age of mother, all confinements, Australia, 1921 onwards
37. Median age of mother, first nuptial confinement, Australia, 1975 onwards
38. Age-specific fertility rates and total fertility rate, Australia, 1921 onwards
39. Age-specific fertility rates and total fertility rate, States and Territories, selected years, 1947 onwards
40. Net reproduction rates, States and Territories, 1930 onwards
41. Crude birth rates, States and Territories, 1860 onwards

Deaths

42. Deaths registered by sex, States and Territories, 1824 onwards
43. Infant deaths, States and Territories, 1901 onwards
44. Standardised death rates, States and Territories, 1971 onwards
45. Infant mortality rates, States and Territories, 1901 onwards
46. Crude death rates by sex, States and Territories, 1860 onwards
47. Life expectancy at birth by sex, States and Territories, selected years, 1881 onwards
48-55. Expectation of life at single ages (0-100 years), number of persons at exact age x (lx), number of person years lived at age x, x+1 (Lx), probability of dying between exact age x and exact age x+1 (qx), males and females, Australia, selected years, 1881 onwards

Migration

56. Overseas arrivals and departures, sex and category of movement, year ended 31 December, 1925 onwards
57. Overseas arrivals and departures, sex and category of movement, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards
58. Net permanent and long-term migration, Australia, year ended 31 December, 1925 onwards
59. Overseas arrivals and departures, short-term movement, States and Territories, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards
60. Overseas arrivals and departures, total movement, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1901 onwards
61. Overseas arrivals and departures, total movement, States and Territories, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards
62. Interstate migration, arrivals and departures, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1972 onwards
63. Net interstate and overseas migration, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1860 onwards
64. Net interstate and overseas migration rate, States and Territories, year ended 31 December, 1860 onwards
65-70. Population, sex and country of birth, selected States, selected Census years, 1846-1891
71-84. Population, sex and country of birth, States and Territories, Census years, 1901 onwards
85. Estimated resident population, sex and country of birth, Australia, 30 June, 1991 onwards

Marriages and divorces

86. Marriages registered, States and Territories, 1825 onwards
87. Median age at marriage by sex, States and Territories, 1977 onwards
88. Marriages, category of celebrant, States and Territories, 1902 onwards
89. Age-specific marriage rates by sex, Australia, 1976 onwards
90. Crude marriage rates, States and Territories, 1860 onwards
91. Divorces registered, States and Territories, 1875 onwards
92. Number of divorces involving children, States and Territories, 1977 onwards
93. Median duration of marriage, States and Territories, 1977 onwards
94. Age-specific divorce rates, Australia, 1976 onwards
95. Crude divorce rates, States and Territories, 1901 onwards
96-101. Population, sex and marital status, selected States, selected Census years, 1847-1891
102. Population, sex and marital status, States and Territories, Census years, 1901 onwards
103. Estimated resident population, sex and marital status, Australia, 30 June, 1976 and 1981 onwards


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