3235.8.55.001 - Population By Age and Sex, Australian Capital Territory, Jun 2000  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2001   
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  • Explanatory Notes



1 This publication contains preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) by age and sex for the Statistical Local Areas (SLA) of the Australian Capital Territory at 30 June 2000.


2 The ERP of an area is the estimate of the number of people who usually reside in that area.

3 An explanation of the concept of ERP, as adopted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for official population estimates, is given in Demographic Estimates and Projections: Concepts, Sources and Method.


4 The total population of each SLA is based on results of the 1996 Census of Population and Housing and calculated for post-census dates by a regression model which uses independent indicators of population change such as electricity connections, dwelling approvals and Medicare enrolments. These inter-censal estimates of the resident population are revised each time a population census is taken.

5 The age and sex estimates were prepared using the cohort component method. Post-censal age distributions were obtained by advancing the age and sex estimates for 30 June 1996 to the next age, subtracting deaths and adding births and net estimated inter-regional and overseas migration. Inter-regional and overseas migration was estimated from analysis of arrivals and departures data and individual SLA profiles derived from the 1996 Census.

6 After each census final estimates for the preceding intercensal period are calculated by incorporating an additional adjustment (intercensal discrepancy) to ensure that the total intercensal increase at each age agrees with the difference between the ERP at the two respective census dates.


7 The geographic areas used in this publication are defined in Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), 2000 (Cat. no. 1216.0).

8 The SLAs in Canberra equate directly with the suburbs. Details for the adjacent Queanbeyan Subdivision of New South Wales are not included in this publication. They are published in Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales (Cat. no. 3235.1).


9 Although estimates of resident population are shown to the nearest unit, accuracy to this level is not claimed and should not be assumed.


10 Data are available electronically upon request.


11 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


12 Other ABS publications which may be of interest to users of this publication include:

  • Australian Capital Territory in Focus (Cat. no. 1307.8) - issued annually
  • Australian Demographic Statistics (Cat. no. 3101.0) - issued quarterly
  • Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas, Australian Capital Territory, 1996 (Cat. no. 2015.8)
  • Demography, Australian Capital Territory (Cat. no. 3311.8) - issued annually
  • Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (Cat. no. 3201.0) - issued annually
  • Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales (Cat. no. 3235.1) - issued annually
  • Population Projections, Australia, 1999 to 2101 (Cat. no. 3222.0)
  • Regional Population Growth (Cat. no. 3218.0) - issued annually
  • Regional Statistics, Australian Capital Territory (Cat. no. 1362.8) - issued annually

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