ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This product contains estimates of the resident population by age (in five-year age groups up to 85 and over) and sex as at 30 June 2004 and 30 June 2009. The areas for which estimates are provided are Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and states and territories of Australia, according to the 2009 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
The total population of the Other Territories, namely Jervis Bay Territory, Territory of Christmas Island, Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Off-Shore Areas & Migratory SLA, is included in all references to the total population of Australia. However, the Other Territories are excluded from commentary about the states and territories of Australia.
ERP STATUS AND FUTURE RELEASES
The estimates in this product are final for 2004 and preliminary for 2009 (denoted 2009p). Preliminary total population estimates for SLAs and LGAs as at June 2010 are intended to be released on 31 March 2011 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 3218.0). For further information on the compilation and accuracy of estimates, refer to the Explanatory Notes.
It is important to recognise that sub-state/territory population estimates in this product are produced using 2006 census data and mathematical models and are subject to error. Caution should be exercised when using the estimates, especially for areas with very small populations.
In commentary based on statistics in this publication, it is recommended that the relevant statistics be rounded. While unrounded figures are provided in the spreadsheets in order to facilitate calculations of sums, rates and percentages, accuracy to the last digit is not claimed and should not be assumed. No reliance should be placed on statistics with small values.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.