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4713.0 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006  
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Contents >> Understanding Indigenous population data >> Population Age Structure

POPULATION AGE STRUCTURE

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is a young population, with more people in younger age groups than older age groups. In 2006, half the Indigenous population was aged 21 years or less. In contrast, in the non-Indigenous population, half the population was aged 37 years or less. These different age profiles of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations must be taken into account for some age related variables if the two populations are to be meaningfully compared.

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