3222.6 - Population Projections, Tasmania, 1999 to 2021
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/10/2001
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One in four Tasmanians will be over 65 by 2021
The proportion of Tasmanians aged 65 and over is projected to almost double from that of 30 June 1999, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
At June 30 1999, 13 per cent of the Tasmanian population was aged 65 or over. This is expected to reach 22-23 per cent by 30 June 2021.
The median age of Tasmanians is projected to increase from 36 years at 30 June 1999 to 44-45 years by 30 June 2021, a rate faster than Australia's population as a whole. The proportion of the population aged 14 years and under could fall from 21 per cent to 15-16 per cent over the same period.
The population of Tasmania is expected to change from 470,800 at 30 June 1999 to between 434,500 and 479,300 by 30 June 2021.
Of the 29 local government areas in Tasmania 10 are projected to grow under all three series presented in the publication while 12 are projected to decline under all three series:
NORTHWEST AND WEST
Further details are in Population Projections, Tasmania, 1999 to 2021 (cat. no. 3222.6). If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication contact the ABS bookshop in your capital city.
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