3106.0 - Demography News, Jun 2002  
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Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 (Cat. No. 4705.0) was released on 26 June 2002. Using the results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing, the publication presents the geographic distribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia. Census counts are presented both on the basis of where the Indigenous population usually lives as well as where they were counted on Census night. The publication also includes the estimated resident Indigenous population for Australia and each State and Territory, and a discussion about the quality of the Census counts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Population counts are also provided for Australia, states and territories and for areas included in the Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification (AIGC), that is ATSIC regions, Indigenous areas and Indigenous locations. The AIGC is designed to provide a meaningful basis for presenting Indigenous statistics at the local and regional level.

For more information please contact Catriona Bate on (02) 6252 7647 or catriona.bate@abs.gov.au

Experimental estimated of Indigenous Australians by State/Territory, Statistical Division, Statistical Subdivision, Statistical Local Areas and Local Government Areas have also been released in electronic form on ABS@, AusStats and the ABS Web Site for purchase. The data are provided in SuperTABLE format and can be found under ABS catalogue number 3238.0.55.001 in Data Cubes.

For further information on the demography of Indigenous Australians please contact Shahildullah on (02) 6252 5129 or m.shahidullah@abs.gov.au