Australian Bureau of Statistics
2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis, 2001
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2004
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Northern Territory Regional Area has Youngest Population
The youngest population in Australia was in the Northern Territory (excluding Darwin), according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The median age in this area, the Balance of the Northern Territory (Statistical Division, or SD), was 28 years, and 29% of the population was aged 14 years or under. In comparison, the median age for the Northern Territory was 30 years, compared with 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 relating to the Northern Territory 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 Subdivisions (SSDs) or Statistical Region Sectors (SRSs). In this report, the Northern Territory is divided into two regions - Darwin (SD) and the Balance of the Northern Territory (SD).
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