Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Population >> National and state summary tables

National and state summary tables

POPULATION: NATIONAL SUMMARY

COMPOSITION

Units
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003p

1
Total population
'000
17,667
17,855
18,072
18,311
18,518
18,711
18,926
19,153
19,413
r19,641
19,881
2
Male population
'000
8,798
8,888
8,994
9,108
9,203
9,295
9,397
9,505
9,631
r9,753
9,872
3
Female population
'000
8,869
8,967
9,078
9,203
9,314
9,417
9,529
9,648
9,783
r9,888
10,010
4
Indigenous population(b)
'000
360.7
368.8
377.1
386.0
394.2
402.4
410.6
418.8
427.1
435.4
443.7
5
Overseas born population
%
22.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.6
23.1
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
6
Born in United Kingdom and Ireland
%
7.0
6.9
6.8
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.4
6.3
6.1
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
7
Born in Europe including former USSR
%
13.6
13.5
13.3
13.2
13.1
12.9
12.7
12.5
12.1
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
8
Born in East and Southern Asia
%
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.6
5.5
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
9
Population living in capital cities
%
63.5
63.5
63.5
63.6
r63.6
63.7
r63.7
64.0
r63.7
r63.8
63.8
10
Population aged 0-14 years
%
21.7
21.6
21.5
21.4
21.2
20.9
20.7
r20.4
20.2
20.3
20.0
11
Population aged 15-64
%
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.6
66.7
66.9
67.0
r67.4
67.4
r67.0
67.2
12
Population aged 65 and over
%
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.3
12.4
12.7
12.8
13
Population aged 80 and over
%
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.2
3.3
14
Median age of total population
years
33.0
33.4
33.7
34.0
r34.4
r34.8
r35.1
r35.4
r35.7
r36.0
36.1
15
Median age of Indigenous population(b)
years
r20.3
r20.4
r20.6
20.1
20.1
20.1
20.2
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.6
16
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
102.7
102.6
102.5
102.4
102.3
102.4
102.4
102.4
101.5
r101.7
101.6
17
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
75.9
76.3
76.7
77.1
77.5
77.9
77.5
78.6
79.8
79.8
80.4

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003p

18
Total population growth
'000
172.4
187.6
217.0
239.0
213.4
206.2
206.8
241.2
259.9
r227.7
240.5
19
Births(c)
'000
260.0
258.3
258.2
250.4
253.7
249.1
250.0
249.3
247.5
r247.4
248.0
20
Deaths(c)
'000
121.3
123.5
126.2
126.4
127.3
129.3
128.4
128.4
128.9
r130.3
132.8
21
Natural increase
'000
138.6
134.8
132.0
124.0
126.4
119.9
121.7
120.9
118.6
r117.2
115.2
22
Net overseas migration
'000
30.0
46.5
80.1
104.1
87.1
79.2
96.5
107.3
135.7
r110.6
125.3
23
Population growth rate
%
0.99
1.06
1.22
1.32
1.13
1.05
1.15
1.20
1.36
r1.17
1.22
24
Net overseas migration to total growth
%
17.4
24.8
36.9
43.6
40.8
38.4
46.7
44.5
52.2
r48.6
52.1

MIGRATION

Units
1993
1994(a)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

25
Total settler arrivals(d)
'000
76.3
69.8
87.4
99.1
85.8
77.3
84.1
92.3
107.4
88.9
93.9
26
Skilled settler arrivals
%
29.0
18.3
23.1
20.2
23.0
33.6
33.2
35.1
33.3
40.5
n.y.a.
27
Family settler arrivals
%
42.1
48.1
42.4
46.9
42.6
27.3
25.6
21.6
18.8
26.3
n.y.a.
28
Humanitarian settler arrivals
%
14.3
16.3
15.6
13.9
11.5
11.4
10.4
7.9
7.1
7.6
n.y.a.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES B

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

29
Total population
'000
r20,533
r21,524
r22,464
r23,368
r24,202
r24,916
r25,478
r25,892
r26,194
r26,422
r26356
30
Population aged 0-14 years
%
r19.2
r17.8
r16.7
16.1
r15.7
r15.4
r15.0
r14.6
r14.2
r14.0
r13.8
31
Population aged 15-64
%
r67.5
r67.5
r66.4
r64.9
r63.1
r61.6
r60.5
r59.8
r59.5
r58.9
r57.2
32
Population aged 65 and over
%
r13.3
r14.7
r16.9
r19.0
r21.2
r23.0
r24.5
r25.6
r26.3
r27.1
r28.9
33
Population aged 80 and over
%
r3.6
r4.1
r4.4
r4.9
r5.7
r7.0
r8.1
r9.1
r9.8
r10.4
r11.6
34
Median age of total population
years
r37.0
r38.7
r40.1
41.2
r42.5
r43.6
r44.7
r45.6
r46.3
r46.8
r47.5
35
Population living in capital cities
%
r63.9
r64.1
r64.3
r64.5
r64.8
r65.1
r65.5
r65.8
r66.2
r66.6
n.y.a.

(a) From 1994, includes Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
(b) From 1997, figures are projections.
(c) Births/deaths occurring in that year.
(d) Total settler arrivals includes special eligibility and non-program migration in addition to skilled, family and humanitarian migration.
Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 1-17 and 29-35 are at 30 June.



POPULATION: STATE SUMMARY

COMPOSITION

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

1
Total population
'000
2003p
6,687
4,917
3,797
1,527
1,952
477
198
323
19,881
2
Male population
'000
2003p
3,322
2,423
1,893
756
977
235
104
159
9,872
3
Female population
'000
2003p
3,365
2,494
1,903
772
975
242
94
163
10,010
4
Indigenous population(b)
'000
2003
125.7
25.3
124.4
25.2
63.7
17.2
58.1
3.8
443.7
5
Overseas born population(c)
%
2001
24.8
24.6
18.0
21.2
28.5
10.5
15.5
22.6
23.1
6
Born in United Kingdom and Ireland(c)
%
2001
r4.9
5.0
r5.5
r9.2
r12.2
r5.1
r4.1
r6.1
6.1
7
Born in Europe
including former USSR(c)(d)
%
2001
10.6
13.7
8.8
16.0
17.3
7.6
7.1
12.2
r12.0
8
Born in East and Southern Asia(c)
%
2001
7.5
6.3
2.9
2.9
5.4
1.1
4.2
5.8
5.5
9
Population living in capital cities
%
2003p
62.8
72.4
45.6
73.3
73.4
41.9
54.4
99.9
63.8
10
Population aged 0-14 years
%
2003p
19.9
19.5
20.8
18.8
20.4
20.4
25.4
19.8
20.0
11
Population aged 15-64
%
2003p
66.8
67.3
67.3
66.3
68.2
65.4
70.4
71.1
67.2
12
Population aged 65 and over
%
2003p
13.3
13.2
11.9
14.9
11.4
14.2
4.2
9.1
12.8
13
Population aged 80 and over
%
2003p
3.5
3.4
3.0
4.1
2.8
3.7
0.7
2.2
3.3
14
Median age of total population
years
2003p
36.4
36.2
35.5
38.2
35.5
38.1
30.3
33.8
36.1
15
Median age of Indigenous population(b)
years
2003
20.1
21.0
20.1
20.6
20.9
20.8
22.0
21.2
20.6
16
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
2003p
102.0
100.3
101.7
102.0
102.7
100.5
110.5
99.4
101.6
17
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
2003p
79.6
78.6
84.6
77.7
82.0
80.0
113.3
80.1
80.4

POPULATION GROWTH

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

18
Total population growth
'000
2002-03
52.5
60.2
85.8
8.7
27.7
4.5
-0.3
1.3
240.5
19
Births
'000
2002-03
86.4
59.9
47.2
17.2
23.8
5.8
3.7
4.0
248.0
20
Deaths
'000
2002-03
46.9
33.5
23.4
11.7
11.2
3.9
0.9
1.3
132.8
21
Natural increase
'000
2002-03
39.5
26.3
23.8
5.5
12.6
1.9
2.8
2.7
115.2
22
Net overseas migration
'000
2002-03
44.9
33.8
22.8
4.7
18.0
0.7
0.2
0.3
125.3
23
Net interstate migration
'000
2002-03
-31.8
-
39.2
-1.5
-2.8
1.9
-3.4
-1.6
-
24
Population growth rate
%
2002-03
0.8
1.2
2.3
0.6
1.4
1.0
-0.2
0.4
1.2
25
Net interstate migration rate
%
2002-03
-0.5
-
1.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.4
-1.7
- 0.5
-

PROJECTIONS - SERIES B

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

26
Total population
'000
2051
r8,356
r6,200
r6,430
r1,476
r2,875
r387
r307
r390
r26,422
27
Population aged 0-14 years
%
2051
r14.2
r13.6
r14.3
r12.9
r14.1
r13.3
r20.4
r14.3
r14.0
28
Population aged 15-64
%
2051
r59.0
r59.1
r58.9
r55.9
r59.1
r52.9
r67.5
r62.2
r58.9
29
Population aged 65 and over
%
2051
r26.9
r27.3
r26.8
31.1
r26.9
r33.8
r12.1
r23.5
r27.1
30
Population aged 80 and over
%
2051
r10.2
r10.7
r10.0
r13.0
r10.4
r14.1
r2.9
r9.2
r10.4
31
Median age of total population
years
2051
r46.7
r46.9
r46.8
r50.0
r46.8
r52.4
r35.8
r43.5
r46.8
32
Population living in capital cities
%
2051
r67.6
r77.3
46.9
r76.9
r77.8
r45.5
r64.9
n.a.
r66.6

(a) Australian total includes Jervis Bay Territory, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
(b) Population projections.
(c) Only available in census years.
(d) The figure for Australia is different from that shown in the National summary due to different data sources.
Reference periods:All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 1-17 and 26-32 are at 30 June.





Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.