3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/09/2011   
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ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 19 December 2011
September 2011 29 March 2012
December 2011 20 June 2012
March 2012 27 September 2012
June 2012 18 December 2012


The 'Key Points' and 'Main Features' of the December 2010 issue reflected the ERP increase for the year ended 31 December 2010 (325,500) as the lowest recorded since the year ended 31 December 2006 (329,600 persons), however it was the lowest recorded since the year ended 30 September 2006 (319,100 persons). It was also stated that the population growth rate of 1.5% was the lowest since the year ended 30 September 2006, however it was the lowest since the year ended 31 December 2005.


Recent consultation with stakeholders has resulted in the ABS changing key terms from this release onwards. The term 'Indigenous population' has been replaced with 'Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population' and 'Experimental' has been removed from certain table titles.


ERP data for 30 September 2001 to 30 June 2006 are final and based on the 2006 and earlier Censuses of Population and Housing. Data from September quarter 2006 to December quarter 2009 are revised for all components. NOM data from March quarter 2010 onwards is preliminary. Natural Increase data is revised for the March and June quarters of 2010 and provisional thereafter - see 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 ERP, particularly when making time series comparisons.

Data released with this publication now includes population estimates by age and sex, and other associated data which was previously published in Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0), which ceased with the release of the June quarter 2010 data (released 21 December 2010).


Information Paper: Rebasing Population Estimates, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 3101.0.55.001)


Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) - scheduled for release 6 October 2011.

Births, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3301.0) - scheduled for release 25 October 2011.

Deaths, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3302.0) - scheduled for release 10 November 2011.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Guy Jennings on Canberra (02) 6252 6296.