3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2020   
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Changes to this issue

Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 (cat. no. 3218.0) was released on the 25th March 2020. Table 4, Population, Major population regions, in this publication has been updated accordingly.

Migration, Australia, 2018-19 (cat. no. 3412.0) was released on the 28th April 2020. Table 8, Estimated resident population, Country of birth, in this publication has been updated accordingly.

New ABS Website

The ABS will be launching a new website in 2020. You will soon be able to see how this release will appear on the new website by exploring our
Beta site. Regular users of this information are encouraged to explore the Beta site and consider if this will affect the way you access and consume ABS data and information. If you would like more information on the new ABS website, or want to discuss how the transition to the new site might impact you, please email newABSwebsite@abs.gov.au

COVID-19 and 2019/20 Australian bushfires

Statistics in this publication largely predate COVID-19.

To ensure the ongoing production of fit-for-purpose official population estimates through the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABS has been assessing the likely impact of changed traveller behaviour on preliminary Net Overseas Migration (NOM) estimates, a component of ERP. From this release, the ABS has introduced more frequent revisions to NOM to ensure the suite of demographic statistics continue to be of high quality, and reflect the most timely data available. Preliminary NOM estimates will be revised every quarter over four quarters, instead of once after four quarters, until it becomes final. These more frequent revisions will ensure the most timely and accurate data flows through to ERP.

It should be noted that the model that underpins the preliminary NOM estimates utilises all available overseas movements data, including some data for January through April 2020. As a result, some impacts from changed traveller behaviour may be observed in this release. For further information see the Information Paper: Improvements to estimation of net overseas migration, Mar 2018 (cat. no. 3412.0.55.004).

The Australian summer bushfires of 2019/20 had no observed impact on the statistics in this publication.