Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
3106.0 - Demography News, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2012   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product


The ABS releases data about the size and distribution by state and territory of the population in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) each quarter. Each year, single year of age data is released in spreadsheets and datacubes accompanying this publication. These spreadsheets and datacubes contain estimates of the resident population (ERP) of Australian states and territories by single year of age and by sex, as at 30 June of each reference year. The spreadsheets include median ages, mean ages and sex ratios. Estimates up to June 2006 are final, those for 2007, 2008 and 2009 are revised and 2010 and 2011 are preliminary.

In December 2011, the ABS released a Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories as a Feature Article in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). This article discusses features of Australia's ageing population, including:

  • differences in population structure between the states and territories,
  • features of different population age groups including those aged between 15 and 64 years (working age population) and of the population aged 65 years and over, 85 years and over and 100 years and over,
  • median age, and
  • sex ratios.

An international comparison is also given for the population structure of selected countries.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2016

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.