3238.0 - Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021 Quality Declaration 
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PROJECTED POPULATION, ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUSTRALIANS, AUSTRALIA AND STATE/TERRITORIES, 2006–2021

This file contains population projections, by age and sex, for the period 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2021 for Australia and the states and territories.

This file is in SuperTABLE format. To use it, you need SuperTABLE on your PC. Please see SuperTABLE Help for more information about how to download SuperTABLE.

This SuperTABLE contains 14 alternative projection series (including the two main series, Series A and B), based on different combinations of assumptions on Indigenous fertility, paternity, life expectancy at birth, and interstate migration. The assumptions used are detailed below.


PROJECTION SERIES, Assumptions used

INTERSTATE MIGRATION(a)
ZERO NET INTERSTATE MIGRATION


Constant (b)
Increase at same rate as total Australia(c)
Increase by 5 years(d)
Increase to same level as total Australia in 2031(e)
Constant (b)
Increase at same rate as total Australia(c)
Increase by 5 years(d)
Increase to same level as total Australia in 2031(e)

CONSTANT LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH

Fertility rates
Constant
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E
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L
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Annual decrease
0.5%
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F
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1%
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2%
M
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1% ANNUAL INCREASE IN PATERNITY RATES

Fertility rates
Constant
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G
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Annual decrease
0.5%
A
C
B
D
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K
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1%
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H
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2%
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I
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2% ANNUAL INCREASE IN PATERNITY RATES

Fertility rates
Constant
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N
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Annual decrease
0.5%
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J
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1%
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2%
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(a) Levels of interstate migration as observed in the 2006 Census.
(b) Indigenous life expectancy at birth remains constant at 67.3 years for males and 73.0 years for females.
(c) Indigenous life expectancy at birth increases at the same rate as assumed life expectancy at birth for the total Australian population (as assumed in the medium mortality assumption, Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101, cat. no. 3222.0), reaching 70.2 years for males and 75.2 years for females by 2021.
(d) Indigenous life expectancy at birth increases by five years, reaching 72.1 years for males and 77.8 years for females by 2021 (from 67.1 years for males and 72.8 years for females in 2006).
(e) Indigenous life expectancy at birth reaches assumed life expectancy at birth for total Australian population by 2031 (as assumed in the medium mortality assumption, Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101, cat. no. 3222.0), reaching 76.7 years for males and 81.2 years for females by 2021.


ABOUT THIS DATA CUBE

This SuperTABLE contains population projections for Australia and each state and territory by 5-year age group (up to 85 years and over) and sex, for the period 2006 to 2021. Figures for 30 June 2006 are estimated resident Indigenous population based on results of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

Note that projections for Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are only available by 5-year age group to 65 years and over (see paragraphs 45–46 of the Explanatory Notes for more information).


USING THIS DATA CUBE WITH SUPERTABLE

When creating your own table from this SuperTABLE you must select at least one value from each of the following fields:
  • Year (at 30 June)
  • Projection series
  • State/territory
  • Sex
  • Age

Failure to do so will result in incorrect data in your table.

CLASSIFICATIONS

Year (at 30 June)
Projection series
2006 to 2021
Series A to N
State/territoryAustralia, NSW, Vic., Qld, SA, WA, Tas., NT and ACT
SexPersons, Males, Females
Age
Total, 0–4 to 85+ (for Australia, NSW, Vic., Qld, SA, WA and NT)
Total, 0–4 to 65+ (for Tas. and ACT)

TABLE FOR VALIDATION PURPOSES

ESTIMATED AND PROJECTED POPULATION FOR AUSTRALIA, STATES AND TERRITORIES, Series B, Persons, All ages

30 June 2006
30 June 2021

Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
517,043
152,685
33,517
144,885
28,055
70,966
18,415
64,005
4,282
721,064
210,582
48,233
215,082
38,413
93,612
26,353
82,339
6,148



For further information on these statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.