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1309.0 - Australia at a Glance, 2008  
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Image: People - Includes: Demography, Population, Unemployment, Labour Market, Education, Health

PEOPLE




DEMOGRAPHY
2004
2005
2006
'000
'000
'000

Population at 30 June(a)
20,140
20,409
20,701
Births
254
260
266
Deaths
133
131
134

2004-05
2005-06
'000
'000

Permanent and long-term arrivals
431
458
Permanent and long-term departures
307
324

(a) Estimated resident population.


POPULATION(a)

30 June 2006
State/territory
Area sq km
'000
Capital city(b)
'000

NSW
801,315
6,817
Sydney
4,284
Vic.
227,415
5,128
Melbourne
3,744
Qld
1,734,174
4,092
Brisbane
1,820
SA
985,338
1,568
Adelaide
1,146
WA
2,531,563
2,059
Perth
1,520
Tas.
67,914
490
Hobart
206
NT
1,352,176
211
Darwin
114
ACT
2,352
334
Canberra
334
Aust.(c)
7,702,466
20,701

(a) Estimated resident population.
(b) Capital City Statistical Division.
(c) Includes Other Territories


POPULATION OF SELECTED COUNTRIES
2006
million

Australia
20.7
Canada
32.6
China
1,320.9
India
1,151.8
Indonesia
228.9
Japan
128.0
New Zealand
4.1
Papua New Guinea
6.2
United Kingdom
60.5
United States of America
302.8




UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a)
2005
%

Australia
5.1
Canada
6.8
Japan
4.4
New Zealand
3.7
United Kingdom
4.8
United States of America
5.1

(a) Standardised using ILO/OECD definition.


LABOUR MARKET
Annual averages
2005-06
2006-07

Employed persons
'000
10,064
10,335
Unemployed persons
'000
527
489
Unemployment rate
%
5.0
4.5
Average weekly actual hours worked by full-time employed persons
hours
40.0
39.4

2006
2007

Job vacancies, May
'000
152.0
166.5
Average weekly total earnings, full-time adult employees, May
$
1,088.30
1,136.10




EDUCATION PARTICIPATION

2005
2006
'000
'000

Government school students FTE(a)
2,269
2,271
Non-government school students FTE(a)
1,104
1,122
VET students - NCVER
1,651
1,676
Higher education students - DEST
957
984

(a) Full-time students plus full-time equivalent of part-time students.

Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER); Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).


HEALTH EXPENDITURE
2004-05
2005-06
%
%

Total expenditure to GDP
9.1
9.0

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.



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