ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This release contains estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia, States and Territories and Remoteness Areas for 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2026, based on the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Estimates for 30 June 1996 to 30 June 2000 are also included in Appendix 1, however these estimates should be used with additional caution.
Detailed information is available in data cubes from the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
Projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population by Indigenous Regions (scheduled for release 21 May 2014) for 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2026 will also be available from the ABS web site.
CHANGES TO THIS ISSUE
SuperTABLE data cubes attached to this issue contain 10 projection series for Australia and the states and territories, for 2012 to 2026. Population estimates for 2001 to 2011 are also included as spreadsheets.
These estimates and projections supersede the 2006 Census-based series published in Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021 (cat. no. 3238.0) released in September 2009.
Population estimates for the Northern Territory at 30 June 2011 are based on age-heaping adjusted data. For further information on this adjustment, see Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (cat. no. 3238.0.55.001).
The projections presented are not intended as predictions or forecasts, but are illustrations of growth and change in the population that would occur if assumptions made about future demographic trends were to prevail over the projection period.
While the assumptions are formulated on the basis of an assessment of observed demographic trends, there is no certainty that any of the assumptions will be realised. In addition, no assessment has been made of possible future changes in non-demographic factors.
Population estimates and projections in this release have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Calculations of percentage and numeric change and proportions are based on unrounded data.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Holly Cockburn on Canberra (02) 6252 6400.