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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/07/2006   
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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
19.6
63.0
17.3
Canada
2005
32 268
17.6
64.5
17.9
China
2005
1 315 844
21.4
67.7
10.9
France
2005
60 496
18.2
60.7
21.1
Greece
2005
11 120
14.3
62.7
23.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2005
7 041
14.5
70.2
15.4
Indonesia
2005
222 781
28.3
63.3
8.4
Italy
2005
58 093
14.0
60.4
25.6
Japan
2005
128 085
14.0
59.7
26.3
Korea (Republic of)
2005
47 817
18.5
67.7
13.7
Malaysia
2005
25 347
32.4
60.6
7.0
New Zealand
2005
4 028
21.3
61.9
16.7
Papua New Guinea
2005
5 887
40.2
55.8
3.9
Singapore
2005
4 326
19.5
68.2
12.2
Sweden
2005
9 041
17.5
59.2
23.4
United Kingdom
2005
59 668
17.9
60.9
21.2
United States of America
2005
298 213
20.7
62.5
16.7
Viet Nam
2005
84 238
29.6
63.0
7.5

(a) Medium variant projection.

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, last viewed 16 May 2006, <http://esa.un.org/unpp/>.


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
2005–2010
1.0
12.3
7.0
1.8
Canada
2005–2010
0.9
9.9
7.4
1.5
China
2005–2010
0.6
13.2
7.1
1.7
France
2005–2010
0.3
12.0
9.6
1.9
Greece
2005–2010
0.2
8.9
10.5
1.3
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2005–2010
1.0
8.0
5.9
1.0
Indonesia
2005–2010
1.1
19.2
7.1
2.2
Italy
2005–2010
8.9
10.6
1.4
Japan
2005–2010
0.1
8.9
8.8
1.4
Korea (Republic of)
2005–2010
0.3
9.3
6.0
1.2
Malaysia
2005–2010
1.7
20.4
4.7
2.6
New Zealand
2005–2010
0.7
13.2
7.4
2.0
Papua New Guinea
2005–2010
1.8
27.8
9.6
3.6
Singapore
2005–2010
1.2
8.4
5.5
1.3
Sweden
2005–2010
0.3
10.7
10.1
1.7
United Kingdom
2005–2010
0.3
10.9
10.2
1.7
United States of America
2005–2010
0.9
13.9
8.4
2.0
Viet Nam
2005–2010
1.3
18.9
5.8
2.1

(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, last viewed 17 May 2006, <http://esa.un.org/unpp/>.


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)
20.2
23.3
27.9
36.6
39.8
43.6
19.6
17.6
16.2
12.7
17.2
23.8
Canada
32.3
36.4
42.8
38.6
42.2
45.2
17.6
15.2
15.7
13.1
18.4
25.6
China
1 315.8
1 423.9
1 392.3
32.6
37.9
44.8
21.4
18.4
15.7
7.6
11.9
23.6
France
60.5
63.0
63.1
39.3
42.5
45.5
18.2
17.0
15.7
16.6
20.8
27.1
Greece
11.1
11.2
10.7
39.7
44.8
49.3
14.3
13.1
13.7
18.2
20.2
30.2
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
7.0
8.1
9.2
38.9
45.0
51.0
14.4
12.4
12.4
12.0
17.4
32.3
Indonesia
222.8
255.9
284.6
26.5
31.8
40.5
28.3
23.1
17.6
5.5
7.3
17.4
Italy
58.1
57.1
50.9
42.3
48.6
52.5
14.0
12.5
13.1
20.0
24.5
35.5
Japan
128.1
126.7
112.2
42.9
48.0
52.3
14.0
12.9
13.4
19.7
28.1
35.9
Korea (Republic of)
47.8
49.4
44.6
35.1
43.3
53.9
18.6
13.2
12.0
9.4
15.6
34.5
Malaysia
25.3
31.5
38.9
24.7
29.3
39.3
32.4
25.2
18.2
4.6
7.4
16.1
New Zealand
4.0
4.4
4.8
35.8
38.6
44.0
21.3
18.3
16.0
12.3
16.8
23.6
Papua New Guinea
5.9
7.6
10.6
19.7
23.8
32.1
40.3
31.8
22.9
2.4
3.1
7.9
Singapore
4.3
5.0
5.2
37.5
45.3
52.1
19.5
12.7
12.6
8.5
17.5
31.3
Sweden
9.0
9.5
10.1
40.1
42.4
43.9
17.5
16.7
16.1
17.2
21.4
24.7
United Kingdom
59.7
62.5
67.1
39.0
41.2
42.9
17.9
16.5
16.4
16.0
18.8
23.2
United States of America
298.2
338.4
395.0
36.1
37.6
41.1
20.8
19.2
17.3
12.3
15.8
20.6
Viet Nam
84.2
99.9
116.7
24.9
31.2
41.3
29.5
23.5
17.4
5.4
6.7
18.6

(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, last viewed 16 May 2006, <http://esa.un.org/unpp/>.



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