The ABS proposes to incorporate unauthorised arrivals into population estimates from the release of the 2001 Census-based population estimates onwards. Unauthorised arrivals are proposed to be included after they have been in Australia for 12 months, or at the time of their release (or escape) into the community, whatever is earlier. Unauthorised arrivals who are removed from Australia within 12 months will not be included in population estimates.
Further information is contained in Demography Working Paper 2001/8 - Incorporating Unauthorised Arrivals into Population Estimates available on the ABS web site. Comments on the proposed method are sought by the end of January 2002.
Australian Population Association Conference
The 11th biennial conference of the Australian Population Association (APA) will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 2-4 October 2002. The APA invites expressions of interest in presenting papers or posters, in organising sessions, in sponsorship of the conference, or in attending. The Call for Papers and Registration of Interest brochure is available on the APA web site http://www.gisca.adelaide.edu.au/.