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NATIONAL COMPARISONS
National Comparisons – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

NATIONAL COMPARISONS

Years
Units
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

Population

1. Population(b)
2007
'000
6 889
5 205
4 182
1 585
2 106
493
215
340
21 017
2. Median age(b)
2007
years
37.0
36.9
36.2
38.9
36.4
39.1
31.1
34.6
36.8
3. Indigenous population(b)(c)
2006
'000
148.2
30.8
146.4
26.0
77.9
16.9
66.6
4.0
517.2
4. Speaks language other than English at home(d)
2006
%
20.1
20.4
7.8
12.2
11.6
3.5
23.2
14.6
15.8
5. Annual growth rate(e)
2007
%
1.1
1.5
2.2
1.0
2.3
0.7
2.0
1.7
1.5
6. Net interstate migration(e)
2007
'000
–27.3
–2.2
27.0
–3.6
4.4
–0.5
0.2
1.9
. .

Family and community

7. Total households(b)(f)
2007
'000
2 679
2 004
1 620
655
822
205
68
132
8 187
8. Lone person households(b)(f)
2007
%
25.7
26.5
26.2
31.0
27.5
31.1
23.8
26.9
26.7
9. Total families
2007
'000
1 896
1 420
1 154
437
577
140
41
86
5 751
10. Couple families without children – of all families(e)
2007
%
36.9
39.2
40.9
41.8
40.1
41.3
38.9
37.5
39.1
11. Families with dependent children(e)
2007
'000
904
659
547
195
269
64
20
42
2 699
12. One parent families with dependent children – of all families with dependent children(e)
2007
%
22.2
20.7
23.8
24.8
23.5
23.1
28.6
19.7
22.5
13. Children aged 0–17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere(b)
2003
%
21.8
20.0
24.6
26.7
21.2
28.7
21.3
26.8
22.5
14. Children aged 0–14 years without an employed parent(e)
2006
%
14.2
18.1
15.9
18.4
11.3
20.8
**4.2
*6.4
15.5
15. Children aged 0–2 years who used formal child care(b)
2005
%
25.9
23.4
36.9
25.3
28.9
32.3
*40.8
40.1
28.2
16. Children aged 3–4 years who used formal child care(b)
2005
%
46.0
42.6
53.7
38.8
36.0
49.1
*42.6
58.6
45.5
17. Voluntary work – adults(g)(h)
2006
%
32.7
32.7
37.8
31.4
36.3
36.0
35.8
38.4
34.1
18. Participation in organised sport – adults(g)(h)
2006
%
24.9
26.4
26.5
25.6
28.8
24.0
21.8
28.7
26.0
19. Participation in organised sport – children(h)(i)
2006
%
64.7
62.9
60.9
64.1
65.2
59.2
66.8
70.7
63.5

Health

20. Life expectancy at birth – males(j)
2006
years
78.6
79.3
78.5
78.6
79.1
77.4
72.1
80.0
78.7
21. Life expectancy at birth – females(j)
2006
years
83.4
83.7
83.4
83.6
83.8
82.3
78.1
83.9
83.5
22. Smokers(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
22.4
23.3
24.6
22.5
21.6
25.4
na
17.6
23.2
23. Risky drinkers(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
7.2
7.7
8.7
7.7
9.6
7.0
na
9.0
7.9
24. Overweight or obese(e)(g)(k)(l)
2005
%
49.5
48.9
49.7
49.7
48.4
48.9
na
48.7
49.3
25. Persons with a disability(k)(l)
2003
%
17.7
19.9
22.5
22.6
21.4
22.6
np
15.8
20.0
26. Standardised death rate per 1,000 population(l)
2006
rate
6.1
5.9
6.0
6.0
5.8
6.8
8.7
5.5
6.0
27. Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births
2006
rate
4.9
4.3
5.3
3.2
4.9
3.9
8.9
5.1
4.7
28. Road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population(l)
2005
rate
6
7
8
10
8
10
21
6
7
29. Elective surgery waiting times – public hospitals – median days(e)
2005
days
34
28
22
35
27
34
29
45
29

Education and training

30. Students in government schools(m)(n)
2007
%
66.5
64.3
68.6
65.2
66.6
72.0
75.6
58.3
66.4
31. Education and training participation – aged 15–19 years(o)
2007
%
77.8
85.4
72.6
78.1
70.3
76.6
56.1
81.6
77.8
32. Education and training participation – aged 20–24 years(o)
2007
%
38.9
40.1
32.4
38.1
34.0
38.0
24.1
46.7
37.4
33. National Reading benchmarks – Year 5 males(m)
2006
%
87.9
87.7
78.5
85.4
91.1
92.6
71.7
94.2
86.0
34. National Reading benchmarks – Year 5 females(m)
2006
%
92.8
92.1
84.3
90.8
94.1
95.6
77.6
96.9
90.8
35. Bachelor degree or above qualification – aged 25–64 years(o)
2007
%
24.9
26.6
20.7
21.4
22.3
17.5
22.5
41.9
24.1

Work(e)

36. Labour force
2007
'000
3 493
2 687
2 187
796
1 122
238
107
194
10 824
37. Participation rate
2007
%
63.1
64.6
67.1
62.4
67.6
60.3
70.2
73.6
64.8
38. Unemployment rate
2007
%
5.0
4.8
4.0
5.0
3.2
5.7
3.8
3.0
4.5

Household economic resources(e)

39. Gross weekly household income – mean
2006
$
1 378
1 283
1 275
1 151
1 299
1 025
1 602
1 639
1 305
40. Equivalised weekly disposable household income – mean
2006
$
660
635
632
605
658
546
724
786
644
41. Household net worth – median
2006
$'000
381.0
331.2
322.7
290.0
337.9
300.3
238.3
442.1
339.8

Housing(e)

Housing costs as a proportion of gross income – median ratio(p)(q)
42. Recent home buyers in last 3 years(r)
2006
%
26
24
16
19
21
*14
20
(s)22
22
43. Owners with a mortgage
2006
%
22
20
21
19
19
16
14
17
20
44. Private renters
2006
%
23
21
21
22
19
17
19
19
21
45. First home buyers average loan – mean
2007
$'000
257.5
219.2
229.3
185.2
218.5
164.4
202.6
232.6
230.0
46. Established house price index – percentage change(p)(t)
2007
%
4.1
13.7
15.5
11.5
13.3
8.7
10.6
10.7
10.1

Crime and justice

47. Victims of personal crime
2005
%
5.4
4.5
6.1
5.0
5.6
4.7
6.6
5.8
5.3
48. Victims of household crime
2005
%
6.8
4.6
6.1
6.6
7.8
4.5
13.0
7.6
6.2
49. Investigations finalised within 30 days – assault
2006
%
63.2
57.2
43.7
58.6
59.2
78.2
73.6
50.5
59.8
50. Investigations finalised within 30 days – theft
2006
%
6.9
8.5
8.4
6.7
10.4
15.4
23.0
4.1
8.3
51. Prisoners with prior imprisonment
2007
%
53.1
53.3
65.2
51.4
55.2
63.4
68.5
57.4
56.5

Economic activity(e)

52. Gross State Product – per capita(u)
2007
$'000
46.8
47.1
45.5
41.8
61.5
39.2
63.5
62.8
48.0
53. Gross State Product – annual change(u)
2007
%
1.8
2.7
4.9
0.8
6.3
2.1
5.6
5.0
3.2
54. Retail turnover – annual change(u)
2007
%
1.0
0.9
1.3
1.2
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.1
55. New motor vehicle sales – annual change(v)
2007
%
3.0
0.9
5.0
–2.7
11.2
–3.9
4.1
5.8
3.3
56. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier – annual change
2007
%
4.6
10.8
17.1
13.6
13.3
13.3
–16.4
29.5
10.6

Environment

57. Net household water consumption – per capita(e)
2005
kL
84.0
81.0
124.0
94.0
180.0
143.0
153.0
95.0
103.0
58. Renewable electricity generation
2007
%
7.4
2.4
3.0
8.5
2.2
89.4
na
8.1

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
. . not applicable
– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes other territories.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) Experimental estimates based on 2006 Census data.
(d) Based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.
(e) Data are for 12 months ending 30 June.
(f) Australian total does not include Other Territories.
(g) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(h) Data are at March–July.
(i) Children aged 5–14 years.
(j) Based on three years to 2005.
(k) Separate estimates for NT are not available, but NT contributes to national estimates.
(l) Rates are age standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
(m) Data are at August.
(n) Full-time students only.
(o) Data are at May.
(p) Capital city.
(q) Excludes households with nil or negative income.
(r) Includes owners with and without mortgages
(s) Capital city estimates for ACT relate to total ACT.
(t) Reference period is June quarter, the percentage change is from previous corresponding quarter.
(u) Chain volume measures. Reference year is 2004–05.
(v) Annual change calculated by taking the average of monthly changes.

NATIONAL COMPARISONS, Data sources

National indicators

ABS Census of Population and Housing.
4
ABS data available on request, Survey of Education and Work
31–32; 35
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)
58
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
1; 3; 5–8
Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0)
52–53
Australian Social Trends 2007 (cat. no. 4102)
13–18; 27–28
Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0)
26
Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4901)
19
Crime and Safety, Australia, April 2005 (cat. no. 4509.0)
47–48
Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0)
20–21
Disabilities, Ageing and Carers: Summary of Findings, 2003 (cat. no. 4430.0)
25
House Prices Indexes (cat. no. 6416.0)
46
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2005–06 (cat. no. 6523.0)
39–40
Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6554.0)
41
Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609)
45; 56
Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2005–06 (cat. no. 4130.0.55.001).
42–44
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed – Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
36–38
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families – Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001)
9–12
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
33–34
National Health Survey, Summary of Results (cat. no. 4364.0)
22–24
Population by Age and Sex; Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0)
2
Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0)
51
Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0)
49–50
Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)
54
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 9314.0.55.001)
55
Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
30
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) 2007, Report on Government Services 2007, Productivity Commission, Canberra
29
Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0)
57


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