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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2001   
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Population


POPULATION COMPOSITION

Country
Reference year
Total population
0-14 years
15-59 years
60 years and over
'000
%
%
%

Australia
2000
19,138
21
63
16
Canada
2000
30,757
19
64
17
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000
1,275,133
25
65
10
France
2000
59,238
19
61
21
Greece
2000
10,610
15
62
23
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000
6,860
16
69
14
Indonesia
2000
212,092
31
62
8
Italy
2000
57,530
14
62
24
Japan
2000
127,096
15
62
23
Korea (Republic of)
2000
46,740
21
68
11
Malaysia
2000
22,218
34
59
7
New Zealand
2000
3,778
23
62
16
Papua New Guinea
2000
4,809
40
56
4
Singapore
2000
4,018
22
68
11
Sweden
2000
8,842
18
59
22
United Kingdom
2000
59,415
19
60
21
United States of America
2000
283,230
22
62
16
Viet Nam
2000
78,137
33
59
8

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision <URL:http://www.undp.org/popin >,(Accessed 28 March 2001).

POPULATION GROWTH

Country
Reference year
Annual average growth rate
Crude birth rate(a)
Crude death rate(a)
Total fertility rate
%
rate
rate
rate

Australia
2000-2005
1.0
13
8
1.8
Canada
2000-2005
0.8
11
8
1.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000-2005
0.7
15
7
1.8
France
2000-2005
0.4
12
10
1.8
Greece
2000-2005
0.0
9
10
1.2
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
1.2
10
6
1.2
Indonesia
2000-2005
1.2
20
7
2.3
Italy
2000-2005
-0.1
9
11
1.2
Japan
2000-2005
0.1
10
9
1.3
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
0.7
14
7
1.5
Malaysia
2000-2005
1.7
22
5
2.9
New Zealand
2000-2005
0.7
14
8
2.0
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
2.2
30
9
4.3
Singapore
2000-2005
1.7
13
5
1.5
Sweden
2000-2005
-0.1
10
11
1.3
United Kingdom
2000-2005
0.2
11
11
1.6
United States of America
2000-2005
0.9
13
9
1.9
Viet Nam
2000-2005
1.3
20
6
2.3

(a) Per 1,000 population.

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision <URL:http://www.undp.org/popin>,(Accessed 28 March 2001) ; United Nations World Population Prospects: The 1998 Revision.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS(a)

Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over




Country
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
19.8
22.3
r26.5
36.7
39.8
42.2
19.6
18.2
17.2
12.5
16.8
22.6
Canada
32.6
36.6
r40.4
38.6
41.6
42.6
17.6
16.8
17.0
13.3
18.2
23.8
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
1,326.4
1,454.5
r1,462.1
32.4
37.3
43.7
21.9
19.1
16.3
7.5
11.5
22.6
France
59.9
61.5
r61.8
39.0
42.3
43.9
18.0
17.3
16.8
16.4
20.1
25.5
Greece
10.6
10.1
r9.0
41.1
46.6
52.5
14.0
12.6
12.6
19.6
22.7
34.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
7.3
7.8
r9.6
38.2
44.5
52.2
15.5
14.0
12.3
11.2
17.0
33.3
Indonesia
225.5
262.3
r311.3
26.6
31.6
38.0
28.3
23.6
19.9
5.3
7.2
16.5
Italy
56.8
52.9
r43.0
42.7
49.0
53.2
13.7
11.6
12.0
19.7
24.1
34.9
Japan
127.5
123.9
r109.2
42.5
46.9
49.0
14.6
13.9
13.8
19.2
26.2
31.8
Korea (Republic of)
48.5
51.9
r51.6
33.7
39.7
44.4
20.9
17.7
16.0
8.1
12.3
24.7
Malaysia
24.2
29.3
r37.9
24.6
29.9
38.1
32.1
23.8
19.6
4.7
7.7
15.9
New Zealand
4.0
4.5
r4.4
35.2
37.8
40.6
21.6
19.7
18.5
11.9
15.6
20.8
Papua New Guinea
5.4
7.0
r11.0
21.1
24.3
34.5
37.4
31.8
22.3
3.2
4.0
10.0
Singapore
3.8
4.1
r4.6
37.0
42.4
45.5
21.0
16.4
15.5
8.3
16.1
25.6
Sweden
9.0
9.1
r7.8
41.3
44.9
46.3
16.8
15.1
15.9
17.8
23.1
26.7
United Kingdom
59.1
59.8
r58.9
39.7
42.6
44.5
17.7
16.6
16.2
16.4
19.8
24.9
United States of America
288.4
317.1
r397.1
37.0
39.0
42.1
20.3
18.4
17.1
12.6
16.6
21.7
Viet Nam
85.3
102.5
r123.8
25.0
30.9
38.5
29.5
24.2
19.6
5.4
6.2
17.2

(a) Medium-variant projection.
(b) United Nations projections for Australia may not agree with ABS projections owing to differences in assumptions and methodology.

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision <URL:http://www.undp.org/popin >,(Accessed 28 March 2001); United Nations World Population Prospects: The 1998 Revision.

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