2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile -- A Regional Analysis, 2001
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2004
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Remote Areas Of Western Australia Amongst The Youngest in Australia
Remote areas of Western Australia had some of the youngest populations in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The populations of Kimberley (Statistical Division, or SD), Pilbara (SD) and South Eastern Western Australia (SD) all had median ages between 28 and 31 years, compared to 35 years for Western Australia and 36 years for Australia as a whole.
The report used results from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to describe the major differences in the socio-demographic characteristics of people living in different parts of Australia.
Some major findings of the report relating to Western Australia include:
Further information is in Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0).
Media Note: The report was based on ABS geographical areas called Statistical Divisions (SDs). However, to give more evenly sized regions, SDs in populous areas have generally been disaggregated to Statistical Sub-Divisions (SSDs) or Statistical Region Sectors (SRSs). Specifically, information is presented for 13 regions in Western Australia, including five in Perth.
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