3106.0 - Demography News, Aug 2009  
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RELEASE OF POPULATION ESTIMATES: CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS (CAT. NO. 3228.0.55.001)


Population Estimates: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 3228.0.55.001) was released on 12 June 2009. This publication provides a description of the concepts, sources and methods used by the ABS in the production of population estimates.

Included in this publication are:

  • an overview of the range of population estimates produced by the ABS and some of the major uses for these population estimates
  • the methods and data used to produce population estimates at the national/state and statistical local area (SLA) levels
  • the method used to produce population estimates for customised geography
  • information on estimating components of population growth
  • information on selected sub-populations
  • the data sources used to produce population estimates.