3106.0 - Demography News, Sep 2001  
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ISSUES IN ESTIMATING THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION

Estimates of the Indigenous population are 'experimental' in that the estimates are affected by changes in the propensity of people to identify as being of Indigenous origin on census forms and satisfactory data on births, deaths and migration are not generally available. 'Experimental' reflects the uncertainty involved. For further information see Demography Working Paper 2001/4 - Issues in Estimating the Indigenous Population