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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Natural increase is the difference between births and deaths. For the year ended December 2003, natural increase was 1,863 persons, a decrease of 111 on the number recorded in the year ended December 2002 (1,974). In the year ended December 2003, births added 5,807 babies while deaths decreased the population by 3,944.


NATURAL INCREASE, Tasmania

Births(a)
Deaths(a)
Natural
increase
Rate(b)

Year ended 31 December
no.
no.
no.
%

1998
6,087
3,698
2,389
0.5
1999
6,162
3,739
2,423
0.5
2000
5,819
3,721
2,098
0.4
2001r
5,801
3,855
1,946
0.4
2002p
5,927
3,953
1,974
0.4
2003p
5,807
3,944
1,863
0.4

r figures have been revised since previous publication
p figures are preliminary and subject to revision
(a) Births and deaths figures used to compile natural increase for population estimates are based on year of occurrence and may differ from births and deaths data based on year of registration.
(b) Natural increase as a percentage of the total estimated resident population.

Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).


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