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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2005   
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Population

POPULATION COMPOSITION(a)

Reference
year
Total
population
0-14
years
15-59
years
60 years
and over
Country
'000
%
%
%

Australia
2005
20,155
20
63
17
Canada
2005
32,268
18
65
18
China
2005
1,315,844
21
68
11
France
2005
60,496
18
61
21
Greece
2005
11,120
14
63
23
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2005
7,041
14
70
15
Indonesia
2005
222,781
28
63
8
Italy
2005
58,093
14
60
26
Japan
2005
128,085
14
60
26
Korea (Republic of)
2005
47,817
19
68
14
Malaysia
2005
25,347
32
61
7
New Zealand
2005
4,028
21
62
17
Papua New Guinea
2005
5,887
40
56
4
Singapore
2005
4,326
20
68
12
Sweden
2005
9,041
18
59
23
United Kingdom
2005
59,668
18
61
21
United States of America
2005
298,213
21
63
17
Viet Nam
2005
84,238
30
63
8

(a) Medium variant projection.

Source: United Nations 2005, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision, <www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2004wpphighlightsfinal.pdf> accessed 31 March 2005.

POPULATION GROWTH(a)

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

Australia
2000-2005
r1.1
r13
7
r1.8
Canada
2000-2005
r1.0
r11
r7
1.5
China
2000-2005
0.7
r14
7
r1.7
France
2000-2005
r0.4
13
9
1.9
Greece
2000-2005
r0.3
9
r10
1.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
r1.2
r8
r5
r0.9
Indonesia
2000-2005
1.3
21
r8
2.4
Italy
2000-2005
r0.1
9
r10
r1.3
Japan
2000-2005
r0.2
9
8
1.3
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
r0.4
r10
6
r1.2
Malaysia
2000-2005
r2.0
23
5
2.9
New Zealand
2000-2005
r1.1
14
r7
2.0
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
r2.1
32
r11
4.1
Singapore
2000-2005
r1.5
10
5
1.4
Sweden
2000-2005
r0.4
r11
r10
1.6
United Kingdom
2000-2005
0.3
11
10
r1.7
United States of America
2000-2005
1.0
r14
8
2.1
Viet Nam
2000-2005
1.4
20
6
2.3

(a) Medium variant projection
(b) Data is the average exponential rate of growth
(c) Per 1,000 population

Source: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision, <www.esa.un.org/unpp> , accessed 31 March 2005 and 27 April 2005.

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)
r20.2
r23.3
r27.9
r36.6
r39.8
r43.6
r19.6
r17.6
r16.2
r12.7
r17.2
r23.8
Canada
r32.3
r36.4
r42.8
r38.6
r42.2
r45.2
r17.6
r15.2
r15.7
r13.1
r18.4
r25.6
China
r1 315.8
r1 423.9
r1 392.3
r32.6
r37.9
r44.8
r21.4
r18.4
r15.7
r7.6
r11.9
r23.6
France
r60.5
r63.0
r63.1
r39.3
r42.5
r45.5
r18.2
r17.0
r15.7
r16.6
r20.8
r27.1
Greece
r11.1
r11.2
r10.7
r39.7
r44.8
r49.3
14.3
r13.1
r13.7
r18.2
r20.2
r30.2
Hong Kong
(SAR of China)
r7.0
r8.1
r9.2
r38.9
r45.0
r51.0
r14.4
r12.4
r12.4
r12.0
r17.4
r32.3
Indonesia
r222.8
r255.9
r284.6
r26.5
r31.8
r40.5
r28.3
r23.1
r17.6
r5.5
r7.3
r17.4
Italy
r58.1
r57.1
r50.9
r42.3
r48.6
r52.5
r14.0
r12.5
r13.1
r20.0
r24.5
r35.5
Japan
r128.1
r126.7
r112.2
r42.9
r48.0
r52.3
14.0
r12.9
r13.4
19.7
28.1
r35.9
Korea (Republic of)
r47.8
r49.4
r44.6
r35.1
r43.3
r53.9
r18.6
r13.2
r12.0
r9.4
r15.6
r34.5
Malaysia
25.3
r31.5
r38.9
r24.7
r29.3
r39.3
r32.4
r25.2
r18.2
4.6
7.4
r16.1
New Zealand
r4.0
r4.4
r4.8
r35.8
r38.6
r44.0
r21.3
18.3
r16.0
r12.3
r16.8
r23.6
Papua New Guinea
r5.9
r7.6
r10.6
19.7
r23.8
r32.1
40.3
r31.8
r22.9
r2.4
r3.1
r7.9
Singapore
r4.3
r5.0
r5.2
37.5
r45.3
r52.1
r19.5
r12.7
12.6
r8.5
r17.5
r31.3
Sweden
r9.0
r9.5
r10.1
r40.1
r42.4
r43.9
r17.5
r16.7
r16.1
r17.2
r21.4
r24.7
United Kingdom
r59.7
r62.5
r67.1
r39.0
r41.2
r42.9
17.9
r16.5
r16.4
r16.0
r18.8
r23.2
United States of America
r298.2
r338.4
r395.0
r36.1
r37.6
r41.1
r20.8
r19.2
r17.3
12.3
r15.8
r20.6
Viet Nam
r84.2
r99.9
r116.7
24.9
r31.2
41.3
r29.5
r23.5
r17.4
5.4
r6.7
r18.6

(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 2004 Revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision <www.esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 31 March 2005.


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