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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2006  
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Contents >> Population >> National and State Summary Tables

National and State Summary Tables

POPULATION: NATIONAL SUMMARY(a)

COMPOSITION

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1Total population'000
18 072
18 311
18 518
18 711
18 926
19 153
19 413
19 641
19 873
r20 092
p20 329
2Male population'000
8 994
9 108
9 203
9 295
9 397
9 505
9 631
9 753
9 873
r9 991
p10 111
3Female population'000
9 078
9 203
9 314
9 417
9 529
9 648
9 783
9 888
9 999
r10 101
p10 218
4Indigenous population(b) '000
405.0
414.4
423.4
432.2
441.1
449.9
458.5
466.9
475.4
484.0
492.7
5Born overseas(c) %
23.0
23.3
23.3
23.2
23.1
23.0
23.1
23.2
23.4
23.6
p23.8
6Born in United Kingdom%
6.8(d)
6.4
6.2
6.1
6.0
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.7
5.6
p5.6
7Born in Europe%
13.3(e)
13.2
13.0
12.8
12.5
12.3
12.0
11.9
11.7
11.6
p11.4
8Born in East, Central or Southern Asia%
4.9(f)
5.1
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.7
5.8
6.0
p6.2
9Population living in capital cities%
r63.6
r63.7
63.6
63.7
63.7
r63.7
63.7
63.8
63.8
63.8
p63.7
10Population aged 0–14 years %
21.5
21.4
21.2
21.0
20.9
20.7
20.5
20.3
20.0
19.8
p19.6
11Population aged 15–64%
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.7
66.8
66.9
66.9
67.0
67.2
r67.2
p67.3
12Population aged 65 and over%
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.7
12.8
13.0
p13.1
13Population aged 80 and over%
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.8
2.9
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
p3.5
14Median age of total populationyears
33.7
34.0
34.4
34.8
35.1
35.4
35.7
36.0
36.2
36.4
p36.6
15Median age of
Indigenous population(b)
years
r20.5
r20.5
r20.5
r20.5
r20.4
r20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
21.0
16Sex ratio of population aged 0–64 ratio
102.5
102.4
102.2
102.0
101.8
101.7
101.5
101.7
101.8
r101.9
p101.9
17Sex ratio of population
aged 65 and over
ratio
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.9
78.4
78.7
79.2
79.8
80.4
81.0
p81.6

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

18Total population growth'000
217.0
239.0
206.9
193.7
214.6
227.5
259.9
227.7
231.7
r218.9
p237.1
19Births(g)'000
258.2
250.4
253.7
249.1
250.0
249.3
247.5
247.4
247.4
r252.1
p257.9
20Deaths(g)'000
126.2
126.4
127.3
129.3
128.3
128.4
128.9
130.3
132.2
r133.2
p130.9
21Natural increase'000
132.0
124.0
126.4
119.9
121.7
120.9
118.6
117.2
115.2
r118.9
p127.0
22Net overseas migration'000
80.1
104.1
87.1
79.2
96.5
107.3
135.7
110.6
116.5
r100.0
p110.1
24Population growth rate%
1.22
1.32
1.13
1.05
1.15
1.20
1.36
1.17
1.18
r1.10
p1.18
25Net overseas migration to total growth%
36.9
43.6
42.1
40.9
45.0
47.1
52.2
48.5
50.3
r45.7
p46.4

MIGRATION

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

27Total settler arrivals(h)'000
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
92.3
107.4
88.9
93.9
111.6
123.4
28Skilled settler arrivals%
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
35.1
33.3
40.5
41.0
46.2
43.0
29Family settler arrivals%
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
21.6
18.8
26.3
29.9
26.5
26.9
30Humanitarian settler arrivals%
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4
7.9
7.1
7.6
10.2
9.3
10.7

PROJECTIONS — SERIES B

Units
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051
2101

31Total population'000
r20 555
r21 699
r22 808
r23 871
r24 873
r25 773
r26 536
r27 169
r27 704
r28 170
r30 595
32Population aged 0–14 years%
r19.3
r18.3
r17.5
r16.9
r16.5
r16.1
r15.8
r15.5
r15.2
r15.1
r14.8
33Population aged 15–64%
r67.4
r67.1
r65.7
r64.3
r62.8
r61.5
r60.5
r59.9
r59.6
r59.1
r57.8
34Population aged 65 and over%
r13.3
r14.6
r16.8
r18.7
r20.7
r22.4
r23.7
r24.6
r25.2
r25.8
r27.4
35Population aged 80 and over%
r3.6
r4.1
r4.4
r4.9
r5.7
r6.9
r7.9
r8.8
r9.5
r10.0
r11.0
36Median age of total populationyears
r37.0
r38.5
r39.6
r40.7
r41.8
r42.8
r43.7
r44.4
r44.9
r45.2
r46.1
37Population living in capital cities%
r63.8
r63.9
r64.1
r64.3
r64.4
r64.7
r64.9
r65.2
r65.4
r65.7
n.a.

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Based on 2001 Census data. From 2002, figures are low series population projections.
(c) Includes country of birth not stated.
(d) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and grouped United Kingdom and Ireland together.
(e) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and grouped the former USSR with Europe.
(f) Prior to 1996 data was based on the ASCCSS classification and did not include central Asia.
(g) Year of occurrence basis.
(h) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration in addition to family, skilled and humanitarian migration.

Reference periods:
Data for indicators 1–17 and 31–37 are at 30 June.
Data for indicators 18–30 are for the financial year ending 30 June.

POPULATION: STATE SUMMARY

COMPOSITION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

1Total population'0002005p
6 774
5 022
3 964
1 542
2 010
485
203
325
p20 329
2Male population'0002005p
3 370
2 479
1 982
764
1 008
239
107
161
p10 111
3Female population'0002005p
3 405
2 543
1 982
778
1 002
246
96
164
p10 218
4Indigenous population(b)'0002005
143.8
30.3
136.8
27.6
70.9
18.3
60.4
4.3
492.7
5Born overseas(c)(d)%2001
24.8
24.6
18.0
21.2
28.5
10.8
16.1
22.9
23.1
6Born in United Kingdom(c)%2001
4.6
4.7
5.3
8.9
11.6
5.0
3.9
5.8
5.8
7Born in Europe(c)%2001
10.7
13.7
8.7
16.0
17.4
7.7
7.4
12.4
12.0
8Born in East, Central or Southern Asia(c)%2001
7.4
6.3
2.9
2.9
5.4
1.1
4.4
5.8
5.5
9Population living in capital cities%2005p
62.8
72.4
45.7
73.2
73.5
42.0
54.9
99.9
63.7
10Population aged 0–14 years %2005p
19.5
19.1
20.4
18.4
19.9
19.9
24.9
19.2
19.6
11Population aged 15–64%2005p
66.9
67.4
67.5
66.4
68.3
65.6
70.5
71.2
67.3
12Population aged 65 and over%2005p
13.7
13.5
12.1
15.2
11.8
14.5
4.6
9.6
13.1
13Population aged 80 and over%2005p
3.7
3.7
3.1
4.4
3.0
3.8
0.8
2.4
3.5
14Median age of total populationyears2005p
36.8
36.8
35.9
38.8
36.2
38.7
30.9
34.5
36.6
15Median age of
Indigenous population(b)
years2005
20.6
21.5
20.5
21.4
21.2
20.2
22.6
21.0
21.0
16Sex ratio of population aged 0–64ratio2005p
102.2
100.6
102.1
102.3
103.1
100.4
110.7
100.0
p101.9
17Sex ratio of population
aged 65 and over
ratio2005p
80.9
79.7
85.9
78.4
83.5
81.5
117.8
81.0
p81.6

POPULATION GROWTH

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

18Total population growth'0002004–05p
53.5
59.4
75.9
9.3
32.0
3.0
3.0
1.0
237.1
19Births'0002004–05p
88.1
61.9
51.6
17.4
25.2
6.0
3.5
4.3
257.9
20Deaths'0002004–05p
45.7
32.5
24.3
11.3
11.1
3.8
0.9
1.4
130.9
21Natural increase'0002004–05p
42.5
29.4
27.3
6.1
14.1
2.2
2.6
2.9
127.0
22Net overseas migration'0002004–05p
36.7
32.3
17.1
6.7
16.5
0.7
0.4
-0.3
110.1
23Net interstate migration'0002004–05p
-25.7
-2.4
31.5
-3.5
1.5
0.2
-1.6
. .
24Population growth rate %2004–05p
0.80
1.20
1.95
0.61
1.62
0.63
1.48
0.32
1.18
26Net interstate migration rate%2004–05p
-0.38
-0.05
0.81
-0.23
0.07
-0.50
. .

PROJECTIONS — SERIES B

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

31Total population'0002051
r8 743
r6 574
r6 899
r1 581
r3 165
r453
r350
r402
r28 170
32Population aged 0–14 years%2051
r15.3
r14.6
r15.3
r13.8
r14.9
r14.8
r21.5
r15.3
r15.1
33Population aged 15–64%2051
r59.0
r59.1
r59.4
r56.3
r59.5
r53.9
r66.9
r61.9
r59.1
34Population aged 65 and over%2051
r25.7
r26.3
r25.4
r29.9
r25.6
r31.3
r11.6
r22.8
r25.8
35Population aged 80 and over%2051
r9.9
r10.3
r9.4
r12.4
r9.9
r12.9
r2.9
r9.0
r10.0
36Median age of total populationyears2051
r44.9
r45.5
r45.2
r48.5
r45.3
r49.8
r35.0
r42.4
r45.2
37Population living in capital cities%2051
r64.2
r76.7
r48.6
r76.2
r77.5
r48.5
r66.4
n.a.
r65.7

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Low series population projections based on 2001 Census data.
(c) State and territory data only available in census years.
(d) Includes country of birth not stated.

Reference periods:
Data for indicators 1–17 and 31–37 are at 30 June.
Data for indicators 18–30 are for the financial year ending 30 June.


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