National Regional Profile: Australia   
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Population POPULATION/PEOPLE


2004
2005
2006
2007
2008


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION - at 30 June

Population by Sex

Males no.
9 992 728
10 128 064
10 282 433
10 475 527
10 660 917
Females no.
10 134 635
10 266 727
10 415 447
10 596 925
10 770 864
Persons no.
20 127 363
20 394 791
20 697 880
21 072 452
21 431 781

Population by Age group

Persons - 0 to 14 years %
19.9
19.7
19.6
19.4
19.3
Persons - 15 years to 24 years %
13.8
13.9
13.9
14.0
14.0
Persons - 25 years to 34 years %
14.3
14.2
14.0
13.9
13.9
Persons - 35 years to 44 years %
14.9
14.8
14.8
14.7
14.5
Persons - 45 years to 54 years %
13.7
13.7
13.8
13.8
13.8
Persons - 55 years to 64 years %
10.4
10.7
10.9
11.1
11.3
Persons - 65 years to 74 years %
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.9
7.0
Persons - 75 years to 84 years %
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.5
Persons - 85 years and over %
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7

POPULATION DENSITY (ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION) - at 30 June

Population density persons/km2
-
-
-
-
2.8

ESTIMATED RESIDENT INDIGENOUS POPULATION - at 30 June

Percentage of total population %
-
-
2.5
-
-

OVERSEAS BORN POPULATION: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION - Census 2006

Born in Oceania and Antarctica (excluding Australia) %
-
-
2.7
-
-
Born in North-West Europe %
-
-
7.3
-
-
Born in Southern and Eastern Europe %
-
-
3.9
-
-
Born in North Africa and the Middle East %
-
-
1.4
-
-
Born in South-East Asia %
-
-
3.0
-
-
Born in North-East Asia %
-
-
2.1
-
-
Born in Southern and Central Asia %
-
-
1.4
-
-
Born in Americas %
-
-
1.0
-
-
Born in Sub-Saharan Africa %
-
-
1.0
-
-
Total born overseas %
-
-
23.8
-
-

SPEAKS A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH AT HOME - Census 2006

Percentage of total population %
-
-
16.8
-
-

PERSONS WITH POST SCHOOL QUALIFICATIONS - Census 2006

Percentage of total population aged 15 years and over %
-
-
52.5
-
-

OCCUPATION OF EMPLOYED PERSONS: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EMPLOYED PERSONS - Census 2006

Managers %
-
-
13.2
-
-
Professionals %
-
-
19.8
-
-
Technicians and Trades Workers %
-
-
14.4
-
-
Community and Personal Service Workers %
-
-
8.8
-
-
Clerical and Administrative Workers %
-
-
15.0
-
-
Sales Workers %
-
-
9.8
-
-
Machinery Operators and Drivers %
-
-
6.6
-
-
Labourers %
-
-
10.5
-
-
Inadequately Described/Not Stated %
-
-
1.8
-
-

HOUSEHOLDS - Census 2006

Households no.
-
-
7 144 096
-
-

FAMILIES - Census 2006

Couple families with children under 15 and/or dependent students no.
-
-
1 929 874
-
-
One parent families with children under 15 and/or dependent students no.
-
-
559 465
-
-
Total families no.
-
-
5 219 162
-
-

INTERNAL MIGRATION - Census 2006

Persons who lived at different address 1 year ago %
-
-
15.5
-
-
Persons who lived at different address 5 years ago %
-
-
40.3
-
-

PROPORTION OF POPULATION BY REMOTENESS AREA - Census 2006

Major Cities %
-
-
68.6
-
-
Inner Regional %
-
-
19.7
-
-
Outer Regional %
-
-
9.4
-
-
Remote %
-
-
1.5
-
-
Very Remote %
-
-
0.8
-
-

PROPORTION OF POPULATION BY SECTION OF STATE - Census 2006

Major Urban %
-
-
66.6
-
-
Other Urban %
-
-
21.6
-
-
Bounded Locality %
-
-
2.5
-
-
Rural Balance %
-
-
9.4
-
-

UNPAID WORK: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER - Census 2006

Persons undertaking voluntary work for an organisation or group %
-
-
19.8
-
-
Persons caring for own children without pay %
-
-
21.3
-
-
Persons caring for other children without pay %
-
-
7.7
-
-
Persons caring for own children and other children without pay %
-
-
1.1
-
-
Persons providing unpaid care, help or assistance to family members or others %
-
-
11.2
-
-

ACCESS TO INTERNET AT HOME - Census 2006

Proportion of occupied private dwellings %
-
-
63.0
-
-

BIRTHS AND DEATHS - year ended 31 December

Births no.
254 246
259 791
265 949
285 213
296 621
Total fertility rate rate
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.9
Deaths no.
132 508
130 714
133 739
137 854
143 946
Standardised death rate rate
6.5
6.3
6.1
6.0
6.0