Preliminary June 1999 State and Territory resident population estimates released in Australian Demographic Statistics, June Quarter 1999 (Cat. No. 3101.0) on 8 December 1999 will be the basis for a determination by the Electoral Commissioner of the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in States and Territories. The Australian constitution specifies that the number of members in the House of Representatives 'chosen in the several States shall be in proportion to the respective numbers of their people'.
Preliminary Statistical Local Area resident population estimates at June 1999 are due for release on 8 February 2000 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 1998-99 (Cat. No. 3218.0).