ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This product contains estimates of the resident population by age (in five-year age groups up to 85 and over) and sex as at 30 June 2003 and 30 June 2008. The areas for which estimates are provided are Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and states and territories of Australia, according to the 2008 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
The total population of the Other Territories, namely Jervis Bay Territory, Territory of Christmas Island, Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Off-Shore Areas & Migratory SLA, is included in all references to the total population of Australia. However, the Other Territories are excluded from commentary about the states and territories of Australia.
ERP STATUS AND FUTURE RELEASES
The estimates in this product are final for 2003 and preliminary for 2008 (denoted 2008p). Preliminary total population estimates for SLAs and LGAs as at June 2009 are intended to be released on 30 March 2010 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 3218.0). For further information on the compilation and accuracy of estimates, refer to the Explanatory Notes.
It is important to recognise that sub-state/territory population estimates in this product are produced using 2006 census data and mathematical models and are subject to error. Caution should be exercised when using the estimates, especially for areas with very small populations.
In commentary based on statistics in this publication, it is recommended that the relevant statistics be rounded. While unrounded figures are provided in the spreadsheets in order to facilitate calculations of sums, rates and percentages, accuracy to the last digit is not claimed and should not be assumed. No reliance should be placed on statistics with small values.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A five year ago time comparison has been included in this issue. Data has been supplied for Local Government Areas, Statistical Local Areas, Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions and states and territories for both 2003 and 2008 based on the 2008 edition of the ASGC.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.