3106.0 - Demography News, Aug 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/08/2011   
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The annual publication Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3235.0) was released on 4 August 2011. This product contains preliminary estimates of the resident population by sex and five-year age groups as at 30 June 2010. It also includes data for 30 June 2005, converted to 2010 ASGC boundaries to facilitate comparisons over time. Data is provided for Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Subdivisions and states and territories of Australia, as defined in the 2010 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (cat. no. 1216.0).

The product provides a national overview of regional trends in the age and sex distribution of Australia's population, covering topics such as median age, children aged under 15 years, the working age population (aged 15-64 years), people aged 65 years and above and sex ratios (the number of males per 100 females). These topics are explored in greater detail in separate commentaries for each state and territory. Commentaries also provide visual representation of the data with the inclusion of population pyramid graphs and colour maps.

Also included in the product is an article which provides a brief overview of the future of sub-state population estimates under the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Preliminary estimates of total resident populations for 30 June 2011 are intended to be released on 30 March 2012 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2010-11 (cat. no. 3218.0).