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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication contains estimates of the resident population of Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Districts, Remoteness Areas (RAs) and states and territories of Australia at 30 June 2001, 2005 and 2006, according to the 2006 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). For the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, estimates for Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) are also included. Estimates for 2001 are final estimates, based on results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing, while estimates for 2005 are revised (and denoted 2005r) and estimates for 2006 are preliminary (and denoted 2006p).
The 2006 Census of Population and Housing was conducted on 8 August 2006. Initial estimates for 30 June 2006, based on the 2006 Census, will be available in a special issue of this publication planned for release in late July 2007. The final 2006 Census-based SLA and LGA estimates for June 2002 through to June 2006 are intended to be released in August 2008, in Population Growth and Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 2035.0).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The Excel spreadsheets and SuperTABLE data cubes that accompany this release were formerly released in a separate product on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>, Regional Population Growth, Australia, Electronic delivery (cat. no. 3218.0.55.001). These are now stored in the 'Details' tab of this publication, i.e. Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0) on the ABS web site.
The contents of the Excel spreadsheets and SuperTABLE data cubes have changed. From this issue onwards, population estimates for all years back to the Census before last, based on the latest ASGC, will be included. Thus, the electronic products accompanying this issue include population estimates from June 1996 to June 2006 for areas according to the 2006 edition of the ASGC. In turn, the electronic products accompanying the release of preliminary estimates of populations of SLAs and LGAs as at June 2007, which will be released in 2008, will include estimates from June 2001 to June 2007, according to the 2007 edition of the ASGC.
In commentary based on statistics in this publication, it is recommended that the relevant statistics be rounded. Small area population estimates are the result of mathematical modelling and are subject to error. While unrounded figures are provided in tables, accuracy to the last digit is not claimed and should not be assumed. No reliance should be placed on statistics with small values.