3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/09/2009   
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ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2009 3 December 2009
September 2009 18 March 2010
December 2009 3 June 2010
March 2010 22 September 2010
December 2010 9 December 2010
September 2010 23 March 2011


Table 10, Experimental estimated and projected resident Indigenous population, has been updated following the release of Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 to 2021 (cat. no. 3238.0)

Due to the small number of infant deaths in most quarters in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, quarterly estimates are not available for publication but are included in financial and calendar year totals. See Table 15.


Data for 30 September 2001 to 30 June 2006 are final and based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Data for the 2006-07 financial year are revised and data from 30 September 2007 onwards are preliminary. For further information refer to paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

Due to the collection and estimation methods applied to produce preliminary statistics, users should exercise caution when analysing and interpreting the most recent annual and quarterly estimates for all components of the estimated resident population, particularly when making time series comparisons.


The ABS released Population Estimates: Concepts Sources and Methods, 2009 (cat. no. 3228.0.55.001) 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.


Experience in using the new NOM methodology, as well as the subsequent availability of new information, has indicated that it may be possible to make further improvements to the preliminary estimates. The ABS is investigating this and will consult with major users in the later part of 2009 regarding improvements to the methodology.


Births, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3301.0) will be released on 11 November 2009.

Deaths, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3302.0) will be released on 25 November 2009.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Diala Raad on Canberra (02) 6252 5640.