3106.0 - Demography News, Nov 2004  
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Demography and Conferences

The Demography section was strongly involved with the recent Australian Population Association (APA) Conference, for which the ABS was Principal Sponsor. The conference was held in Canberra on 15-17 September 2004. The aim of the conference was to: provide an opportunity to present and discuss current and future population issues and their implications; stimulate discussion and debate about population policy futures; involve a wide range of individuals and organisations interested in population issues; encourage networking for those working on population matters; and provide support for young researchers and professionals.

The Demography section of the ABS presented the following papers at the APA conference:

  • Households, family and living arrangements of the population of Australia, 1986 to 2026.
Paper available at: http://acsr.anu.edu.au/APA2004/papers/7C_Jain.pdf
  • International migration: Conceptual and measurement puzzles.
Paper available at: http://acsr.anu.edu.au/APA2004/papers/6C_Hakim.pdf
  • Indigenous mortality estimation: an application of Bhat's recent reformulation of Brass Growth Balance Equation.
Paper available at: http://acsr.anu.edu.au/APA2004/papers/4E_Jain.pdf
  • Social Martial status in Australia; Evidence from 2001 Census.
Paper available at: http://acsr.anu.edu.au/APA2004/papers/7D_Hakim.pdf
  • A case of Parity and Birth-order statistics.
Paper available at: http://acsr.anu.edu.au/APA2004/papers/2A_Corr.pdf

The ABS will also be hosting the 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in Sydney from 5 to 12 April 2005. The conference will include an invited paper meeting on demographic forecasting and several other invited and contributed papers on demographic topics. Registration for ISI2005 is now open. For more information including registration details see the ISI 2005 website http://www.tourhosts.com.au/home.asp.