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Population statistics are measures of the size, change, composition and distribution of the population as well as the components that shape population change. Although population statistics are not in themselves indicators of well-being, they underpin the discussion of a wide range of issues relating to the population, including migration, immigration, multiculturalism, ageing and population sustainability.
POPULATION SUMMARY, Tasmania - As at 30 June
(a) Change from previous year.
(b) The difference between births and deaths figures based on year of occurrence.
(c) Figures have been adjusted for changes in traveller intention and multiple movement.
(d) Experimental estimated resident Indigenous population, Low series.
(e) The age at which half the population is older and half is younger.
(f) The number of males per 100 females in a given population.
(g) Figures based on year of registration of usual residence and may differ from data based on year of occurrence.
(h) The number of children a woman would bear during her lifetime if she experienced current age-specific fertility rates at each age of her reproductive life.
(i) Allows a comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population (in this instance all persons in the 2001 Australian population). It is the overall death rate that would have prevailed in the standard population if it had experienced at each age the death rates of the population under study.
(j) The number of deaths of children aged less than one year in a financial year per 1,000 live births in the same year.
(k) Number per 1,000 of the mid year estimated resident population.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0); Population by Age and Sex (cat. no. 3201.0); Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001), Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001) and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001).