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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2003   
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION
Units
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

1Total population
'000
17,495
17,667
17,855
18,072
18,311
r18,518
r18,711
r18,926
r19,153
r19,413
19,663
2Male population
'000
8,716
8,798
8,888
8,994
9,108
r9,203
r9,295
r9,397
r9,505
r9,631
9,754
3Female population
'000
8,779
8,869
8,967
9,078
9,203
r9,314
r9,417
r9,529
r9,648
r9,783
9,909
4Indigenous population(b)
'000
352.9
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
394.2
402.4
410.6
418.8
427.1
435.4
5Overseas born population
%
23.0
22.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.6
23.1
n.y.a.
6Born in United Kingdom and Ireland
%
7.1
7.0
6.9
6.8
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.4
6.3
6.1
n.y.a.
7Born in Europe including former USSR
%
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.3
13.2
13.1
12.9
12.7
12.5
12.1
n.y.a.
8Born in East and Southern Asia
%
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.6
5.5
n.y.a.
9Population living in capital cities
%
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.6
63.7
63.7
63.8
64.0
64.1
63.7
10Population aged 0-14
%
21.8
21.7
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
20.9
20.7
20.5
20.2
20.3
11Population aged 15-64
%
66.7
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.9
67.0
67.2
67.4
67.1
12Population aged 65 and over
%
11.5
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.3
12.4
12.7
13Population aged 80 and over
%
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.2
14Median age of total population
years
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
34.3
34.6
34.9
35.2
35.4
35.9
15Median age of Indigenous population(b)
years
19.8
19.9
20.0
20.0
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.2
20.2
20.3
n.y.a.
16Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
102.8
102.7
102.6
102.5
102.4
102.3
102.4
102.4
102.4
r101.5
101.5
17Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
75.5
75.9
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.9
77.5
78.6
r79.8
79.8


POPULATION GROWTH
Units
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002p

18Total population growth
'000
210.6
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
r213.4
r206.2
r206.8
r241.2
r259.9
249.5
19Births
'000
259.2
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
253.7
249.1
250.0
249.3
r247.5
246.3
20Deaths
'000
120.8
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
127.3
129.3
r128.4
128.4
128.9
130.5
21Natural increase
'000
138.4
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
126.4
119.9
121.7
120.9
r118.6
115.9
22Net overseas migration
'000
68.6
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
87.1
r79.2
r96.5
r107.3
r135.7
133.7
23Population growth rate
%
1.22
0.99
1.06
1.22
1.32
r1.13
r1.05
r1.15
r1.20
r1.36
1.29
24Net overseas migration to total growth
%
32.6
17.4
24.8
36.9
43.6
40.8
r38.4
r46.7
r44.5
52.2
53.6


MIGRATION
Units
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

25Total settler arrivals(c)
'000
107.4
76.3
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
92.3
107.4
88.9
26Skilled settler arrivals
%
37.6
29.0
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
35.1
33.3
40.5
27Family settler arrivals
%
45.3
42.1
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
21.6
18.8
26.3
28Humanitarian settler arrivals
%
6.7
14.3
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4
7.9
7.1
7.6


PROJECTIONS - SERIES II
Units
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051
2101

29Total population
'000
r20,394
21,289
22,132
22,926
23,648
24,254
24,713
25,034
25,253
25,409
25,254
30Population aged 0-14
%
19.0
17.7
16.8
16.1
15.8
15.5
15.1
14.8
14.5
14.4
14.4
31Population aged 15-64
%
68.0
68.0
66.9
65.5
63.7
62.3
61.2
60.4
60.0
59.6
58.6
32Population aged 65 and over
%
13.0
14.3
16.4
18.4
20.5
22.3
23.7
24.8
25.5
26.1
27.0
33Population aged 80 and over
%
3.4
3.9
4.0
4.4
5.1
6.3
7.2
8.2
8.8
9.4
10.1
34Median age of total population
years
36.9
38.6
40.0
41.2
42.4
43.4
44.3
45.1
45.6
46.0
46.1
35Population living in capital cities
%
64.5
64.8
65.1
65.4
65.8
66.1
66.5
66.8
67.2
67.5
n.a.

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
(b) From 1997, figures are projections.
(c) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration in addition to family, skilled and humanitarian migration.
Reference periods: Total population, male and female population and projection figures are at 30 June. Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.



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