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Contents >> Summary of Findings >> Deaths as a component of population change

DEATHS AS A COMPONENT OF POPULATION CHANGE

Deaths are an important component of population change. In 2010, there were roughly twice as many births as deaths. As the population of Australia ages, the number of deaths each year is projected to increase, and the difference between numbers of births and deaths to decrease. Based on Series B of the most recent ABS population projections (Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101, cat. no. 3222.0), the number of births is projected to remain higher than the number of deaths throughout the projection period.

2.16 Actual and projected births and deaths, Year ended 30 June - 1976 to 2056
Graph: 2.16 Actual and projected births and deaths, Year ended 30 June—1976 to 2056

2.17 COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE(a), Australia - 2005 to 2010

Births(b)
Deaths(b)
Natural increase
Net overseas migration
Population at end of period
Population increase(c)
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
%

2005
263.4
131.4
132.0
137.0
20 544.1
291.9
1.4
2006
268.5
134.5
134.0
182.2
20 873.7
329.6
1.6
2007
r285.3
r139.8
r145.5
r244.1
r21 263.3
r389.6
r1.9
2008
r294.1
r142.5
r151.6
r315.7
r21 730.6
r467.3
r2.2
2009
r295.3
r141.6
r153.7
r246.9
r22 131.2
r400.6
r1.8
2010
p289.5
p143.4
p146.0
p171.1
p22 448.3
p317.1
p1.4

p preliminary figure or series subject to revision
r revised
(a) Calendar year.
(b) For 2009 and earlier years, births and deaths in this table are based on year of occurrence, for population estimation purposes. For 2010, a combination of data based on quarter of occurrence (for the March and June quarters) and quarter of registration (for the September and December quarters) is used. Numbers of deaths in this table will therefore differ from data elsewhere in this publication.
(c) Population increase will not necessarily equal the sum of natural increase and net overseas migration due to intercensal discrepancy. See Glossary for more information.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat.no. 3101.0).






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