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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/1997   
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State summary tables


COMPOSITION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population
'000
1996p
6,190
4,541
3,355
1,479
1,763
473
178
308
18,289
Male population
'000
1996p
3,074
2,247
1,682
734
885
235
91
155
9,105
Female population
'000
1996p
3,117
2,294
1,673
745
878
239
87
152
9,185
Median age
years
1996p
33.4
33.2
32.3
34.5
32.2
33.6
27.5
29.9
34.0
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
1996p
21.0
20.7
21.8
20.3
22.1
22.1
27.6
21.5
21.2
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
1996p
12.6
12.4
11.4
13.9
10.5
12.8
3.4
7.2
12.1
Overseas born (of population)
%
1,991
23.1
24.4
16.8
22.5
29.3
10.7
18.1
23.6
22.9
Born in non-English speaking countries (of population)
%
1,991
15.2
16.9
6.9
10.8
12.0
4.0
9.3
14.1
13.3
Living in capital city
(of population)
%
1996p
61.7
71.5
45.5
73.5
72.8
41.2
45.5
99.9
63.1


GROWTH

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Growth rate
%
1995-96p
1.28
0.89
2.37
0.37
1.82
0.08
2.1
1.13
1.33
Net overseas migration rate
%
1995-96p
0.85
0.63
0.44
0.28
0.78
0.11
0.37
0.21
0.63
Net interstate migration rate
%
1995-96p
0.26
0.36
1.14
0.42
0.22
0.58
0.07
0.15
. .
Rate of natural increase
%
1995-96p
0.68
0.63
0.78
0.52
0.82
0.55
1.66
1.07
0.70
Net reproduction rate
no.
1995
0.90
0.85
0.87
0.84
0.89
0.92
1.13
0.8
0.88
Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1995
14.4
13.9
14.2
13.1
14.5
13.9
21.7
14.5
14.2
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1995
7.3
7.2
6.3
7.6
6.0
7.9
4.7
3.7
6.9
Permanent and long-term overseas arrivals
'000
1995-96
110.2
61.0
39.2
11.4
30.1
2.3
2.1
6.4
262.7
Humanitarian settler arrivals
'000
1995-96
5.8
4.4
0.9
0.8
1.6
0.1
0.0
0.1
13.8
Interstate arrivals
'000
1995-96
87.9
57.1
113.5
25.9
33.2
10.6
18.9
19.0
. .
Permanent and long-term departures
'000
1995-96
60.2
33.8
25.4
7.5
17.1
1.8
1.5
5.8
153.1
Interstate departures
'000
1995-96
103.5
73.4
76.0
32.1
29.4
13.3
18.7
19.5
. .


PROJECTIONS - SERIES A

— SERIES A
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population
'000
2051
8,466
5,244
6,438
1,607
3,091
446
295
485
26,074
Male population
'000
2051
4,142
2,550
3,187
786
1,520
219
148
241
12,794
Female population
'000
2051
4,324
2,694
3,251
821
1,571
226
147
244
13,280
Median age
years
2051
42.3
43.9
42.3
45.1
41.6
48.0
34.8
40.2
42.6
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
2051
17.2
16.0
17.0
15.5
17.3
15.3
21.7
16.7
16.8
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
2051
22.9
24.5
22.5
25.7
21.9
28.7
14.7
20.4
23.1

Reference periods: Population estimates (except overseas born and born in non-English speaking countries which are Census based) and projections are for 30 June.

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