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3106.0 - Demography News, Jan 2012  
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RELEASE OF FEATURE ARTICLE - POPULATION BY AGE AND SEX, AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES


The ABS releases data about the size and distribution by state and territory of the population in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) each quarter. Each year, single year of age data is released in spreadsheets and datacubes accompanying this publication. These spreadsheets and datacubes contain estimates of the resident population (ERP) of Australian states and territories by single year of age and by sex, as at 30 June of each reference year. The spreadsheets include median ages, mean ages and sex ratios. Estimates up to June 2006 are final, those for 2007, 2008 and 2009 are revised and 2010 and 2011 are preliminary.

In December 2011, the ABS released a Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories as a Feature Article in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). This article discusses features of Australia's ageing population, including:

  • differences in population structure between the states and territories,
  • features of different population age groups including those aged between 15 and 64 years (working age population) and of the population aged 65 years and over, 85 years and over and 100 years and over,
  • median age, and
  • sex ratios.

An international comparison is also given for the population structure of selected countries.


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