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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/1998   
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State summary tables


COMPOSITION

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

Total population
'000
1997p
6,274
4,605
3,401
1,480
1,798
474
187
310
18,532
Male population
'000
1997p
3,115
2,274
1,704
732
904
234
99
154
9,218
Female population
'000
1997p
3,159
2,331
1,697
748
894
240
88
156
9,314
Median age
years
1997p
34.7
34.6
33.6
35.9
33.4
35.1
28.0
31.6
34.3
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
1997p
21.0
20.6
21.8
20.1
22.0
22.1
26.7
21.6
21.2
Proportion of population aged 15-64
%
1997p
66.3
66.9
67.0
65.7
67.6
65.0
70.0
71.0
66.7
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
1997p
12.7
12.6
11.2
14.1
10.5
12.9
3.3
7.4
12.1
Proportion of population aged 80 and over
%
1997p
2.8
2.9
2.5
3.3
2.4
3.0
0.5
1.4
2.7
Indigenous population
'000
1996
109.9
22.6
104.8
22.1
56.2
15.3
51.9
3.1
386.0
Overseas born
%
1996
24.5
25.1
17.7
22.3
29.3
10.8
16.8
23.7
23.3
Born in non-English speaking countries
%
1996
16.7
18.0
7.7
11.1
12.5
4.2
9.0
14.5
14.1
Living in capital cities
%
1997p
62.7
72.1
45.5
73.2
73.4
41.3
45.1
99.9
63.7

Reference periods: Population composition figures are at 30 June. Overseas born and born in non-English speaking countries figures are for the year ended 30 June.

GROWTH

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

Births
'000
1996-97p
87.0
61.2
47.1
18.8
24.9
6.2
3.7
4.4
253.4
Deaths
'000
1996-97p
44.7
32.9
22.0
11.6
10.6
3.8
0.8
1.3
127.6
Natural increase
'000
1996-97p
42.3
28.3
25.1
7.3
14.3
2.4
2.9
3.1
125.8
Net overseas migration
'000
1996-97p
40.9
23.0
14.0
3.5
13.3
0.3
0.6
0.1
95.8
Net interstate migration
'000
1996-97p
-13.6
-6.3
23.4
-5.2
5.3
-3.7
1.8
-1.7
. .
Population growth
'000
1996-97p
69.6
45.0
62.5
5.6
32.9
-0.9
5.3
1.5
221.5
Rate of natural increase
%
1996-97p
0.68
0.62
0.75
0.49
0.81
0.51
1.58
1.01
0.69
Net reproduction rate
no.
1996
0.88
0.82
0.88
0.85
0.87
0.92
1.07
0.81
0.86
Net overseas migration rate
%
1996-97p
0.66
0.50
0.42
0.24
0.75
0.07
0.33
0.04
0.52
Net interstate migration rate
%
1996-97p
-0.22
-0.14
0.70
-0.35
0.30
-0.78
0.99
-0.55
. .
Population growth rate
%
1996-97p
1.12
0.99
1.87
0.38
1.86
-0.20
2.91
0.50
1.21
Net permanent movement
'000
1996-97p
25.7
12.4
8.3
1.9
6.9
0.1
0.2
0.3
55.9
Net long-term movement
'000
1996-97p
14.5
10.4
5.5
1.5
6.3
0.3
0.4
-0.2
38.5
Humanitarian settler arrivals
'000
1996-97
4.4
3.1
0.6
0.6
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
9.9

Reference periods: Growth figures (except net reproduction which is for the year ended 31 December) are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - 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 15-64
%
2051
60.0
59.5
60.5
58.7
60.8
56.0
63.5
62.9
60.0
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
2051
22.9
24.5
22.5
25.7
21.9
28.7
14.8
20.4
23.1
Proportion of population aged 80 and over
%
2051
8.3
9.3
7.7
9.8
7.5
10.9
4.4
6.3
8.3

Reference periods: Population projection figures are at 30 June.


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