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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
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Population


POPULATION COMPOSITION

Country
Reference year
Total population
0-14 years
15-64 years
65 years and over
'000
%
%
%

Australia
1996
18,311
21.4
66.6
12.0
Canada
1996
29,680
20.3
67.6
12.1
China(a)
1996
1,232,083
26.1
67.6
6.2
France
1996
58,333
19.2
65.4
15.4
Greece
1996
10,490
16.4
67.2
16.4
Hong Kong
1996
6,191
19.1
70.9
10.1
Indonesia
1996
200,453
32.5
63.1
4.4
Italy
1996
57,226
14.8
68.9
16.4
Japan
1996
125,351
15.9
69.4
14.7
Korea (Republic of)
1996
45,314
22.8
71.4
5.8
Malaysia
1996
20,581
37.6
58.5
3.9
New Zealand
1996
3,602
23.2
65.4
11.4
Papua New Guinea
1996
4,400
39.4
57.7
3.0
Singapore
1996
3,384
22.6
71.0
6.5
Sweden
1996
8,819
18.9
63.9
17.1
United Kingdom
1996
58,144
19.3
65.0
15.8
United States of America
1996
269,444
22.1
65.4
12.5
Viet Nam
1996
75,181
36.5
58.6
5.0

(a) Excludes Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Source: World Health Organisation World Health Statistics Annual 1996; ABS, Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories
(cat. no. 3201.0).

POPULATION GROWTH

Country
Reference year
Annual average growth rate
Reference year
Annual rate of natural increase(a)
Crude birth rate(a)
Crude death rate(a)
Reference year
Total fertility rate
%
no.
no.
no.
no.

Australia
1990-96
1.2
1995
7.3
14.2
6.9
1995
1.8
Canada
1990-96
1.3
1996
5.3
12.5
7.2
1994
1.7
China(b)
1990-96
1.1
1990-95
11.1
18.3
7.2
1990-95
1.9
France
1990-96
0.5
1996
3.4
12.6
9.2
1995
1.7
Greece
1990-96
0.5
1996
0.1
9.7
9.6
1995
1.3
Hong Kong
1990-96
1.7
1996
5.2
10.2
5.1
1995
1.2
Indonesia
1990-96
1.5
1990-95
16.2
24.6
8.4
1990-95
2.9
Italy
1990-96
-0.1
1995
-0.5
9.2
9.7
1994
1.2
Japan
1990-96
0.3
1996
2.4
9.6
7.1
1995
1.4
Korea (Republic of)
1990-96
1.0
1995
10.3
15.6
5.3
1995
1.7
Malaysia
1990-96
2.5
1990-95
23.6
28.7
5.1
1990-95
3.6
New Zealand
1990-96
1.0
1995
8.4
16.3
7.9
1994
2.0
Papua New Guinea
1990-96
2.9
1990-95
22.7
33.4
10.7
1990-95
5.1
Singapore
1990-96
2.0
1996
10.9
16.0
5.1
1996
1.7
Sweden
1990-96
0.5
1996
0.1
10.8
10.6
1994
1.9
United Kingdom
1990-96
0.4
1996
1.6
12.5
10.9
1995
1.7
United States of America
1990-96
1.1
1995
6.0
14.8
8.8
1994
2.0
Viet Nam
1990-96
2.1
1990-95
20.9
28.9
7.9
1990-95
3.4

(a) Per 1,000 population.
(b) Excludes Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Source: United Nations 1996 Demographic Yearbook.

POPULATION PROJECTIONS(a)

Population
Median age
0-14 years
65 years and over




Country
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
2000
2020
2050
million
million
million
years
years
years
%
%
%
%
%
%

Australia(b)
18.8
22.9
25.3
35.1
38.8
41.1
21.0
19.4
18.3
11.9
15.9
22.3
Canada
30.7
35.3
36.4
36.9
41.5
43.2
19.3
17.3
17.5
12.6
18.1
24.5
China(c)
1,276.3
1,448.8
1,516.7
30.0
36.9
40.3
24.9
19.6
18.7
6.7
10.8
19.2
France
59.1
60.3
58.4
37.8
43.2
44.5
18.3
16.4
17.1
16.2
20.8
26.4
Greece
10.6
10.2
9.0
39.3
45.4
47.9
15.3
14.3
15.3
17.8
21.6
30.4
Hong Kong
6.4
6.5
5.6
36.5
45.9
50.7
17.2
13.5
14.1
11.1
18.4
32.3
Indonesia
212.6
263.8
318.3
24.7
31.4
37.7
30.7
23.5
20.1
4.7
7.0
15.8
Italy
57.2
53.2
42.1
39.9
48.7
53.5
14.2
11.7
12.4
17.7
23.6
35.7
Japan
126.4
123.8
109.5
40.8
46.4
47.5
15.1
14.2
15.8
16.5
25.4
30.4
Korea (Republic of)
46.9
51.9
52.1
31.5
39.8
42.9
21.3
17.6
17.5
6.7
11.8
23.1
Malaysia
22.3
29.8
38.1
22.5
29.6
37.8
35.2
24.7
19.8
4.1
7.0
15.0
New Zealand
3.8
4.6
5.3
33.4
36.8
40.3
23.0
20.4
18.7
11.3
14.5
20.4
Papua New Guinea
4.8
7.0
9.6
20.5
24.1
34.1
38.7
32.1
22.4
3.0
4.0
9.7
Singapore
3.6
4.1
4.2
34.3
41.8
43.1
22.6
16.8
17.1
7.1
15.6
23.6
Sweden
8.9
9.4
9.6
39.0
41.9
41.9
19.0
17.8
17.9
16.7
21.0
23.2
United Kingdom
58.3
59.3
58.7
38.0
41.9
42.0
18.9
17.5
18.0
15.8
19.1
23.2
United States of America
277.8
322.3
347.5
35.8
38.4
40.5
21.4
19.7
18.7
12.4
16.3
21.2
Viet Nam
80.5
104.2
129.8
22.6
30.2
38.1
34.3
23.9
19.6
5.2
6.0
16.1

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

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects: The 1996 Revision.

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