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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004   
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Contents >> International >> Population

Population



POPULATION COMPOSITION(a)
Reference
year(b)
Total
population
Reference
year(c)
0-14
years
15-59
years
60 years
and over
Total
population
Country
'000
%
%
%
'000

Australia
2003
19,731
2000
21
63
16
19,153
Canada
2003
31,510
2000
19
64
17
30,769
China excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2003
1,304,196
2000
25
65
10
1,275,215
France
2003
60,144
2000
19
61
21
59,296
Greece
2003
10,976
2000
15
62
23
10,903
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2003
7,049
2000
17
69
14
6,807
Indonesia
2003
219,883
2000
31
62
8
211,559
Italy
2003
57,423
2000
14
62
24
57,536
Japan
2003
127,654
2000
15
62
23
127,034
Korea (Republic of)
2003
47,700
2000
21
68
11
46,835
Malaysia
2003
24,425
2000
34
60
7
23,001
New Zealand
2003
3,875
2000
23
61
16
3,784
Papua New Guinea
2003
5,711
2000
42
54
4
5,334
Singapore
2003
4,253
2000
22
68
11
4,016
Sweden
2003
8,876
2000
18
59
22
8,856
United Kingdom
2003
59,251
2000
19
60
21
58,689
United States of America
2003
294,043
2000
22
62
16
285,003
Viet Nam
2003
81,377
2000
33
59
8
78,137

(a) Medium variant projection.
(b) For total population.
(c) For population by age.

Source: United Nations 2003, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision <http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2002>, accessed 15 April 2003.


POPULATION GROWTH(a)
Reference
year
Annual average
growth rate
Crude
birth rate(b)
Crude
death rate(b)
Total
fertility rate
Country
%
rate
rate
rate

Australia
2000-2005
1.0
12
7
1.7
Canada
2000-2005
0.8
10
8
1.5
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000-2005
0.7
15
7
1.8
France
2000-2005
0.5
13
9
1.9
Greece
2000-2005
0.1
9
11
1.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
1.1
9
6
1.0
Indonesia
2000-2005
1.3
21
7
2.4
Italy
2000-2005
-0.1
9
11
1.2
Japan
2000-2005
0.1
9
8
1.3
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
0.6
12
6
1.4
Malaysia
2000-2005
1.9
23
5
2.9
New Zealand
2000-2005
0.8
14
8
2.0
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
2.2
32
9
4.1
Singapore
2000-2005
1.7
10
5
1.4
Sweden
2000-2005
0.1
10
11
1.6
United Kingdom
2000-2005
0.3
11
10
1.6
United States of America
2000-2005
1.0
15
8
2.1
Viet Nam
2000-2005
1.4
20
6
2.3

(a) Medium variant projection.
(b) Per 1,000 population.

Source: United Nations 2003, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision <http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2002>, accessed 15 April 2003; Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, <www.esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 23 April 2003.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS(a)
Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
2005
2020
2050
Country
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
20.1
22.5
25.6
36.5
40.1
43.7
19.4
16.9
16.3
12.8
17.3
23.9
Canada
32.0
35.2
39.1
38.9
43.0
45.8
17.3
14.7
15.4
13.2
18.7
25.7
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
1,322.3
1,429.5
1,395.2
32.4
37.4
43.8
21.8
18.8
16.1
07.5
11.7
22.9
France
60.7
63.6
64.2
38.9
42.2
45.1
18.4
17.2
15.9
16.3
20.3
26.4
Greece
11.0
10.8
9.8
40.8
46.3
51.3
14.3
12.7
13.6
19.0
22.3
33.2
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
7.2
8.2
9.4
38.6
44.5
48.5
14.6
12.9
14.5
11.4
16.4
29.6
Indonesia
225.3
261.1
293.8
26.2
31.3
39.9
28.7
23.8
18.0
5.5
7.1
16.9
Italy
57.3
54.3
44.9
42.2
48.5
52.4
13.9
11.7
13.0
19.6
23.7
34.4
Japan
127.9
125.6
109.7
42.8
48.2
53.2
14.0
12.4
13.0
19.7
28.1
36.5
Korea (Republic of)
48.2
50.0
46.4
34.4
42.1
50.2
19.4
14.5
13.8
8.8
14.0
30.5
Malaysia
25.3
31.6
39.6
24.8
29.2
38.3
32.3
25.5
18.4
4.6
7.4
15.7
New Zealand
3.9
4.3
4.5
36.0
39.2
43.7
21.8
18.6
16.3
12.1
16.3
22.9
Papua New Guinea
6.0
7.8
11.1
19.7
23.9
32.8
40.3
31.7
22.3
2.5
3.3
8.8
Singapore
4.4
4.8
4.5
37.5
45.5
52.0
19.6
12.2
12.6
8.4
17.4
30.5
Sweden
8.9
9.0
8.7
41.0
44.3
46.3
17.0
16.0
15.2
17.7
22.7
27.0
United Kingdom
59.6
62.3
66.2
38.8
41.4
43.8
17.9
15.9
16.1
15.9
18.6
23.3
United States of America
300.0
344.3
408.7
35.9
37.0
39.7
21.2
20.0
17.9
12.3
15.9
20.0
Viet Nam
83.6
100.1
117.7
24.9
30.9
40.4
029.4
24.3
17.8
5.4
6.6
18.0

(a) Medium variant projection.
(b) United Nations projections for Australia may not agree with ABS projections owing to differences in assumptions and methodology.

Source: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision <www.esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 23 April 2003.





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