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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
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National summary tables


COMPOSITION

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994(a)
1995(a)

Total population
'000
15,788
16,018
16,264
16,532
16,814
17,065
17,284
r17,489
17,656
r17,838
p18,054
Male population
'000
7,883
8,000
8,118
8,249
8,388
8,511
8,615
r8,715
8,796
r8,885
p8,990
Female population
'000
7,906
8,018
8,146
8,283
8,427
8,554
8,669
r8,774
8,861
r8,954
p9,064
Median age
years
30.8
31.1
31.3
31.6
31.8
32.1
32.4
32.7
33.0
33.4
p33.7
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
23.6
23.1
22.7
22.4
22.2
22.0
21.9
21.8
21.7
21.5
p21.4
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
10.3
10.5
10.7
10.8
11.0
11.1
11.3
11.5
11.7
11.8
p11.9
Overseas born (of population)
%
21.1
21.2
21.5
22.0
22.4
22.8
22.9
23.0
22.8
r22.8
p22.8
Born in non-English speaking countries (of population)
%
11.7
11.8
12.1
12.4
12.8
13.1
13.3
13.5
13.5
13.6
p13.7
Living in capital cities (of population)
%
63.5
63.8
63.9
63.9
63.8
63.7
63.6
r63.5
r63.3
63.2
p63.1

(a) Includes Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Reference periods: Population estimates and projections are at 30 June.

GROWTH

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Growth rate
%
1.34
1.46
1.53
1.65
1.71
1.49
1.28
1.19
0.96
r1.03
p1.21
Net overseas migration rate
%
0.47
0.64
0.78
0.92
0.95
0.74
0.51
0.40
0.17
r0.26
p0.47
Rate of natural increase
%
0.82
0.78
0.79
0.77
0.79
0.79
0.83
0.79
0.78
r0.75
p0.74
Net reproduction rate
no.
0.91
0.90
0.88
0.88
0.88
0.91
0.89
0.91
0.90
0.88
nya
Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
15.4
15.2
15.0
14.9
14.9
15.4
14.9
15.1
14.7
14.5
nya
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
7.4
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.1
nya
Permanent and long-term arrivals
'000
163.3
186.4
204.5
242.3
249.9
231.9
236.4
234.2
203.8
207.4
238.5
Refugee arrivals
'000
14.9
11.8
11.1
11.1
10.9
11.9
7.7
7.2
10.9
11.4
13.6
Permanent and long-term departures
'000
95.3
92.5
95.3
99.0
112.6
128.1
141.6
144.3
141.1
140.0
145.5

Reference periods: Population growth figures (except birth, death and net reproduction rates) are for the year ended 30 June.

PROJECTIONS - SERIES A

Units
1996
2001
2006
2011
2016
2021
2026
2031
2036
2041

Total population
'000
18,208
19,170
20,096
20,952
21,760
22,528
23,241
23,874
24,410
24,858
Male population
'000
9,065
9,538
9,990
10,405
10,791
11,153
11,482
11,768
12,007
12,210
Female population
'000
9,143
9,632
10,105
10,547
10,969
11,375
11,759
12,106
12,403
12,648
Median age
years
34.0
35.4
36.6
38.0
39.0
39.7
40.4
40.9
41.4
41.8
Proportion of population aged 0-14
%
21.4
20.7
20.1
19.3
18.6
18.1
17.9
17.7
17.5
17.3
Proportion of population aged 65 and over
%
12.1
12.3
12.8
13.8
15.6
17.3
19.0
20.3
21.3
22.0
5-year average growth rate
%
1.05
1.03
0.95
0.84
0.76
0.70
0.63
0.54
0.45
0.36

Reference periods: Population estimates and projections are at 30 June.

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