3106.0 - Demography News, Feb 2011  
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released an exciting new product to view small area population. The Victorian Local Government Area (LGA) Population Pyramid is an animated graphic that provides a visual demonstration of the change over time in the age and sex population distribution for areas in Victoria, based on where people live.

A population pyramid is a useful tool for revealing information about a population’s history. The Victorian LGA Population Pyramid displays the population of each Victorian LGA by sex by five year age group. There is also the option to view male/female surplus for each age group. The pyramid shows the population at June 30 each year from 1986 to 2009 for Victoria and the state’s Local Government Areas.

The population pyramids were released with the September quarter 2010 issue of State & Regional Indicators Victoria
(cat. no. 1367.2).

The data is sourced from the publication Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (cat. no. 3235.0). As the boundaries of the LGAs change over time, the population estimates have been converted to align with 2006 boundaries. On the whole, these conversions have had a minimal effect on the data, however, estimates prior to 1996 should not be used as official estimates.