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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1999   
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State summary tables


COMPOSITION

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

Total population
'000
1998p
6,342
4,661
3,456
1,487
1,831
472
190
308
18,751
Male population
'000
1998p
3,151
2,304
1,731
735
922
233
100
154
9,330
Female population
'000
1998p
3,191
2,357
1,726
752
910
239
90
155
9,421
Indigenous population(a)
'000
1998
114.4
23.4
110.3
23.0
58.3
15.8
53.7
3.3
402.4
Overseas-born population
%
1996
24.5
25.1
17.7
22.3
29.3
10.8
16.8
23.7
23.3
Born in the United Kingdom and Ireland
%
1996
5.4
5.5
6.0
10.0
13.2
5.4
4.9
6.7
6.7
Born in Europe and the former USSR
%
1996
11.7
15.2
9.4
17.5
18.9
8.0
8.2
13.6
13.2
Born in East and Southern Asia
%
1996
6.7
5.8
2.8
2.7
5.3
1.0
4.5
5.6
5.1
Population living in capital cities
%
1998p
62.9
72.3
45.6
73.2
73.3
41.3
45.6
99.9
63.7
Population aged 0-14
%
1998p
20.8
20.4
21.5
19.9
21.7
21.6
26.5
21.2
20.9
Population aged 15-64
%
1998p
66.5
67.0
67.2
65.8
67.9
65.2
70.1
71.0
66.9
Population aged 65 and over
%
1998p
12.7
12.6
11.3
14.3
10.5
13.2
3.3
7.8
12.2
Population aged 80 and over
%
1998p
2.9
2.9
2.5
3.4
2.4
3.1
0.5
1.5
2.8
Median age of total population
years
1998p
35.0
34.8
33.9
36.3
33.6
35.6
28.3
32.1
34.6
Sex ratio of population aged 0-64
ratio
1998p
102.3
101.3
103.0
101.9
104.1
100.7
111.7
101.2
102.4
Sex ratio of population aged 65 and over
ratio
1998p
77.1
76.4
81.1
76.4
80.0
76.8
109.1
77.2
77.8

(a) Population projections.

Reference periods: Population composition figures are at 30 June.

POPULATION GROWTH

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

Population growth
'000
1997-98p
68.8
55.7
59.3
7.6
33.5
-1.6
3.1
0.4
226.8
Births
'000
1997-98p
85.1
61.1
46.9
18.0
24.5
5.9
3.6
4.0
249.2
Deaths
'000
1997-98p
45.4
32.3
22.5
11.4
11.0
3.8
0.9
1.3
128.6
Natural increase
'000
1997-98p
39.6
28.8
24.4
6.6
13.6
2.1
2.7
2.7
120.6
Net overseas migration
'000
1997-98p
42.7
25.6
16.9
4.3
15.2
0.2
0.8
0.4
106.2
Net interstate migration
'000
1997-98p
-13.5
1.2
18.0
-3.3
4.7
-4.0
-0.4
-2.7
. .
Population growth rate
%
1997-98p
1.10
1.21
1.74
0.51
1.86
-0.34
1.65
0.13
1.22
Net interstate migration rate
%
1997-98p
-0.21
0.03
0.52
-0.22
0.26
-0.84
-0.23
-0.87
. .

Reference periods: Growth figures are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES II

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

Total population
'000
2051
7,861
5,242
6,203
1,400
3,098
310
440
387
24,945
Population aged 0-14
%
2051
15.6
14.8
16.1
14.0
16.2
13.9
21.8
16.1
15.6
Population aged 15-64
%
2051
59.8
59.4
61.0
57.1
61.6
54.2
68.7
63.0
60.2
Population aged 65 and over
%
2051
24.6
25.8
23.0
28.9
22.2
31.9
9.6
20.9
24.2
Population aged 80 and over
%
2051
8.6
9.3
7.7
11.0
7.4
12.2
1.9
7.2
8.4
Median age of total population
years
2051
44.5
45.3
43.4
48.0
42.6
51.0
33.9
40.6
44.1
Population living in capital cities
%
2051
67.0
77.9
47.1
75.7
74.3
40.5
53.5
(b)
65.7

(b) Capital city/balance of Territory projections were not generated for the ACT.

Reference periods: Population projection figures are at 30 June.

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