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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007   
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Population statistics measure the size, growth, composition and geographic distribution of population, as well as the components that shape population change - births, deaths and migration. Population statistics underpin discussion on a wide range of topical issues, including dynamics in family structures, fertility, ageing and migration. Statistics on population trends assist governments in developing social and economic policies in areas such as health, education, housing, the labour market, and the environment.

There are also important legislative requirements for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to produce population estimates. The legislation which determines the distribution of state, territory and local government grants uses ABS population estimates as one of the bases for calculation. Population estimates are also used to determine the number of seats each state and territory is entitled to in the House of Representatives.

The chapter contains two articles - Fertility and its effect on Australia's future population and Infant mortality over the last 100 years.


This section contains the following subsection :
      Population size and growth
      Population projections
      Geographic distribution of the population
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
      Births
      Article - Fertility and its effect on Australia's future population
      Deaths
      Article - Infant mortality over the last 100 years
      International migration
      Country of birth
      Marriages, divorces and de facto relationships
      Households and families
      Bibliography

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