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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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State summary tables

COMPOSITION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population'0002000
6,464
4,766
3,566
1,498
1,884
470
196
311
19,157
Male population'0002000
3,215
2,359
1,784
741
949
232
103
155
9,538
Female population'0002000
3,249
2,407
1,783
757
935
239
92
156
9,619
Indigenous population(a)'0002000
118.9
24.2
115.9
23.9
60.4
16.4
55.5
3.5
418.8
Overseas born population%1996(b)
24.5
25.1
17.7
22.3
29.3
10.8
16.8
23.7
23.3
Born in the United Kingdom and Ireland%1996(b)
5.4
5.5
6.0
10.0
13.2
5.4
4.9
6.7
6.7
Born in Europe including former USSR%1996(b)
11.7
15.2
9.4
17.5
18.9
8.0
8.2
13.6
13.2
Born in East and Southern Asia%1996(b)
6.7
5.8
2.8
2.7
5.3
1.0
4.5
5.6
5.1
Population living in capital cities%2000
63.2
72.7
45.6
73.2
73.3
41.3
46.1
99.9
63.9
Population aged 0-14%2000
20.4
19.9
21.1
19.5
21.1
21.0
26.0
20.6
20.5
Population aged 15-64%2000
66.8
67.4
67.4
66.1
68.2
65.4
70.5
71.1
67.2
Population aged 65 and over%2000
12.8
12.8
11.5
14.5
10.7
13.6
3.5
8.3
12.3
Population aged 80 and over%2000
3.0
3.0
2.7
3.6
2.5
3.3
0.6
1.7
2.9
Median age of total populationyears2000
35.5
35.3
34.6
37.1
34.2
36.6
29.0
32.8
35.2
Median age of Indigenous populationyears2000
19.8
21.0
19.8
20.4
20.5
20.0
21.5
20.8
20.2
Sex ratio of population 0-64ratio2000
102.5
101.5
102.7
101.8
104.3
100.4
112.3
101.3
102.4
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over ratio2000
77.8
77.2
81.8
77.0
80.6
77.5
108.7
78.9
78.6

POPULATION GROWTH

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population growth'0001999-2000
66.8
58.3
59.5
5.2
26.3
-0.4
2.7
1.5
219.9
Births'0001999-2000
87.0
58.0
46.9
18.0
25.1
5.8
3.7
4.0
248.5
Deaths'0001999-2000
45.3
31.2
22.7
11.5
11.0
3.7
0.9
1.3
127.7
Natural increase'0001999-2000
41.7
26.8
24.2
6.5
14.0
2.2
2.7
2.6
120.8
Net overseas migration'0001999-2000
40.6
24.8
16.3
3.5
12.9
0.4
0.9
-0.3
99.1
Net interstate migration'0001999-2000
-15.6
6.7
19.0
-4.8
-0.7
-3.0
-0.9
-0.8
. .
Population growth rate%1999-2000
1.0
1.2
1.7
0.4
1.4
-0.1
1.4
0.5
1.2
Net interstate migration rate%1999-2000
-0.2
0.1
0.5
-0.3
-
-0.6
-0.5
-0.3
. .

PROJECTIONS - SERIES II(c)

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total population'0002051
8,248
5,547
6,101
1,411
3,038
319
370
372
25,409
Population aged 0-14%2051
14.4
13.5
14.8
12.8
15.0
12.5
20.5
14.4
14.4
Population aged 15-64%2051
59.3
58.7
60.5
56.0
60.6
53.5
69.3
62.3
59.6
Population aged 65 and over%2051
26.3
27.8
24.7
31.1
24.3
34.0
10.3
23.3
26.1
Population aged 80 and over%2051
9.4
10.4
8.5
12.2
8.5
13.2
2.1
8.4
9.4
Median age of total populationyears2051
46.1
47.1
45.3
50.2
44.5
53.2
34.7
43.3
46.0
Population living in capital cities%2051
71.0
79.2
46.9
78.1
73.5
45.8
52.0
n.a.
67.5


(a) Population projections.
(b) Only available in Census years.
(c) Data are drawn from the most recent series of population projections, based on the 1999 estimated resident population, and therefore differ from those published previously.

Reference periods: Population composition and projection figures are at 30 June. Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.


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