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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/1997   
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995(a)
1996(a)

Total population
'000
16,018
16,264
16,532
16,814
17,065
17,284
17,489
17,656
17,838
18,049
p18,289
Male population
'000
8,000
8,118
8,249
8,388
8,511
8,615
8,715
8,796
8,885
8,989
p9,105
Female population
'000
8,018
8,146
8,283
8,427
8,554
8,669
8,774
8,861
8,954
9,060
p9,185
Median age
years
31.1
31.3
31.6
31.8
32.1
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
33.7
p34.0
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
23.1
22.7
22.4
22.2
22.0
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.5
21.4
p21.2
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
10.5
10.7
10.8
11.0
11.1
11.3
11.5
11.7
11.8
11.9
p12.1
Overseas born (of population)
%
21.2
21.5
22.0
22.4
22.8
22.9
23.0
22.8
22.8
22.8
p23.0
Born in non-English speaking countries (of population)
%
11.8
12.1
12.4
12.8
13.1
13.3
13.5
13.5
13.6
13.7
p13.9
Living in capital cities (of population)
%
63.8
63.9
63.9
63.8
63.7
63.6
63.5
63.3
63.2
63.2
p63.1

(a) Includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Population estimates are at 30 June.

GROWTH

Growth
Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995(a)
1996(a)

Growth rate
%
1.46
1.53
1.65
1.71
1.49
1.28
1.19
0.96
1.03
1.18
p1.33
Net overseas migration rate
%
0.64
0.78
0.92
0.95
0.74
0.51
0.40
0.17
0.26
0.45
p0.63
Rate of natural increase
%
0.78
0.79
0.77
0.79
0.79
0.83
0.79
0.78
0.75
0.73
p0.70
Net reproduction rate
no.
0.90
0.88
0.88
0.88
0.91
0.89
0.91
0.90
0.88
0.9
n.y.a.
Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
15.2
15.0
14.9
14.9
15.4
14.9
15.1
14.7
14.5
14.2
n.y.a.
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.1
6.9
n.y.a.
Permanent and long-term arrivals
'000
186.4
204.5
242.3
249.9
231.9
236.4
234.2
203.8
207.4
238.5
262.7
Humanitarian settler arrivals
'000
11.8
11.1
11.1
10.9
11.9
7.7
7.2
10.9
11.4
13.6
13.8
Permanent and long-term departures
'000
92.5
95.3
99.0
112.6
128.1
141.6
144.3
141.1
140.0
145.5
153.1

(a) Includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Population growth figures (except birth, death and net reproduction rates) are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES A

Units
2001
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041
2046
2051

Total population
'000
19,372
20,343
21,237
22,073
22,864
23,601
24,258
24,821
25,293
25,702
26,074
Male population
'000
9,636
10,113
10,547
10,948
11,322
11,664
11,962
12,214
12,427
12,616
12,794
Female population
'000
9,736
10,230
10,690
11,125
11,542
11,937
12,296
12,606
12,866
13,086
13,280
Median age
years
35.3
36.6
38.0
39.1
39.8
40.6
41.2
41.7
42.1
42.4
42.6
Proportion of population aged
0-14
%
20.6
19.9
19.2
18.5
18.0
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.1
16.9
16.8
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
12.3
12.9
14.0
15.9
17.5
19.3
20.7
21.8
22.6
22.9
23.1
5-year average growth rate
%
1.18
1.00
0.88
0.79
0.72
0.64
0.56
0.46
0.38
0.32
0.29

Reference periods: Population projections are at 30 June.

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