3106.0 - Demography News, Feb 2003  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/02/2003   
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The ABS will be issuing a new electronic release Population, Australian States and Territories - Electronic Publication, September Quarter 2002 (cat. no. 3239.0.55.001) on the ABS website at 11:30AM (Canberra time) on 18 February 2003 containing the latest population totals for September Quarter 2002 with a shortened time series back to December Quarter 2000. This release will be followed on 20 March 2003 with the usual September 2002 issue of Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) containing estimates back to September Quarter 1996.

Population by Age and Sex, Australia, (cat. no. 3201.0) estimated resident population by single year of age and sex for all states, territories and Australia for 30 June 1997 to 2001 will be released on 20 March 2003. The publication will also include preliminary estimates for June 2002.

These releases will contain final estimates based on the 2001 Census of Population and Housing including revised estimates for 2001 Census net undercount, residents temporarily overseas on Census night, and revised net overseas migration statistics now that passenger card data for August 2000 to June 2001 are available. 2001 Census interstate migration results have also been incorporated in the 1997-2001 final estimates.

Of relevance to these releases are Demography Working Paper 2002/2 - Estimated Resident Population and Effects of Census Systems Created Records, which discusses initial findings of a review of processes used in determining the preliminary 2001 Census rebased estimates released in mid 2002, and Demography Working Paper 2003/1 - Estimated Resident Population and Measurement of Category Jumping which discusses a recently detected deficiency in the current measurement of category jumping and ABS proposals to minimise its impact on ERP data.

The 1991-2001 issue of Regional Population Growth, Australia and New Zealand (cat. no. 3218.0) released in July 2002 advised that the 2001-02 issue, containing both final 2001 and preliminary 2002 Local Government Area and Statistical Local Area population estimates, would be released in May 2003. The release date has been brought forward to 3 April 2003.