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3105.0.65.001 - Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2008  
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Australian Historical Population Statistics has been restructured for the 2008 update and now consists of 13 separate data cubes, each focussing on a particular demographic topic.

Various changes in concepts, sources and methods through time may effect the consistency of the data, and, where applicable, important changes have been noted in the footnotes contained in the individual spreadsheets.

At the time of publication these data cubes contained the most recently published ABS data. More up-to-date data may be available from the ABS website – please see the individual ABS Demography publications listed as sources at the bottom of each spreadsheet.

Please note that data cubes 2 (Indigenous population) and 3 (Population distribution) are scheduled for release during September 2008 due to the publication of relevant ABS data in August.

Below is a complete list of tables included in the 2008 update of Australian Historical Population Statistics:

1. POPULATION SIZE AND GROWTH
Table 1.1 Population by sex, states and territories, 31 December, 1788 onwards
Table 1.2 Population by sex, states and territories, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 1.3 Population and components of change (no.), states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1971 onwards
Table 1.4 Population and components of change (%), states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1971 onwards
Table 1.5 Annual population growth (no.) by sex, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1788 onwards
Table 1.6 Annual population growth (%) by sex, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1788 onwards
Table 1.7 Annual population growth (no.) by sex, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1902 onwards
Table 1.8 Annual population growth (%) by sex, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1902 onwards
Table 1.9 Sex ratio, states and territories, 31 December, 1796 onwards
Table 1.10 Sex ratio, states and territories, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 1.11 Mean population by sex, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1860 - 1994

2. INDIGENOUS POPULATION
Table 2.1 Minimum estimates of the Indigenous population, states and territories, 1788 - 1971
Table 2.2 Indigenous census counts and estimates of the population, states and territories, 1836 onwards
Table 2.3 Indigenous census counts and population estimates, states and territories, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006
Table 2.4 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 1986 (1986 census based)
Table 2.5 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 1991 (1991 census based)
Table 2.6 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 1996 (1996 census based)
Table 2.7 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 1991 (2001 census based)
Table 2.8 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 1996 (2001 census based)
Table 2.9 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 2001 (2001 census based)
Table 2.10 Indigenous population, age and sex, states and territories, 30 June 2006 (2006 census based)

3. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
Table 3.1 Population, major centres, 30 June, 1911 onwards
Table 3.2 Population, capital city and balance of state, states and territories, 30 June, 1901 onwards

4. POPULATION AGE-SEX STRUCTURE
Table 4.1 Population, age and sex, Australia, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.2 Population, age and sex, NSW, 1833 - 1846
Table 4.3 Population, age and sex, NSW, 1861 - 1891
Table 4.4 Population, age and sex, NSW, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.5 Population, age and sex, Vic., 1861 - 1891
Table 4.6 Population, age and sex, Vic., 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.7 Population, age and sex, Qld, 1861 - 1891
Table 4.8 Population, age and sex, Qld, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.9 Population, age and sex, SA, 1861 - 1891
Table 4.10 Population, age and sex, SA, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.11 Population, age and sex, WA, 1861 - 1891
Table 4.12 Population, age and sex, WA, 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.13 Population, age and sex, Tas., 1841 and 1842
Table 4.14 Population, age and sex, Tas., 1870 - 1891
Table 4.15 Population, age and sex, Tas., 30 June, 1901 onwards
Table 4.16 Population, age and sex, NT, 30 June, 1911 onwards
Table 4.17 Population, age and sex, ACT, 30 June, 1911 onwards
Table 4.18 Median age by sex, states and territories, 30 June, 1861 onwards

5. BIRTHS
Table 5.1 Births registered by sex, states and territories, 1824 onwards
Table 5.2 Median age of mother, all confinements, Australia, 1921 onwards
Table 5.3 Median age of mother, nuptial first confinement, Australia, 1975 onwards
Table 5.4 Age-specific fertility rates and total fertility rate, states and territories, 1921 onwards
Table 5.5 Net reproduction rates, states and territories, 1930 onwards
Table 5.6 Crude birth rates, states and territories, 1860 onwards

6. DEATHS
Table 6.1 Deaths registered by sex, states and territories, 1824 onwards
Table 6.2 Infant deaths, states and territories, 1901 onwards
Table 6.3 Standardised death rates, states and territories, 1971 onwards
Table 6.4 Infant mortality rates, states and territories, 1901 onwards
Table 6.5 Crude death rates by sex, states and territories, 1860 onwards

7. LIFE TABLES
Table 7.1 Life expectancy at birth by sex, states and territories, 1881 onwards
Table 7.2 Life expectancy at single ages (ex), males, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.3 Number of persons at exact age x (lx), males, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.4 Number of person years lived between age x and age x+1 (Lx), males, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.5 Probability of dying between exact age x and exact age x+1 (qx), males, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.6 Life expectancy at single ages (ex), females, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.7 Number of persons at exact age x (lx), females, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.8 Number of person years lived between age x and age x+1 (Lx), females, Australia, 1881 onwards
Table 7.9 Probability of dying between exact age x and exact age x+1 (qx), females, Australia, 1881 onwards

8. MIGRATION
Table 8.1. Net overseas migration, Australia, year ended 31 December, 1925 onwards
Table 8.2 Net overseas migration, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1972 onwards
Table 8.3 Interstate migration, arrivals and departures, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1972 onwards
Table 8.4 Interstate migration, arrivals and departures, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1982 onwards
Table 8.5 Net interstate and overseas migration, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1860 onwards
Table 8.6 Net interstate and overseas migration rate, states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1860 onwards
Table 8.7 Net interstate and overseas migration, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1982 onwards
Table 8.8 Net interstate and overseas migration rate, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1982 onwards

9. COUNTRY OF BIRTH
Table 9.1 Population, sex and country of birth, NSW, census years, 1846 - 1891
Table 9.2 Population, sex and country of birth, Vic., census years, 1854 - 1891
Table 9.3 Population, sex and country of birth, Qld, census years, 1861 - 1891
Table 9.4 Population, sex and country of birth, SA, census years, 1861 - 1891
Table 9.5 Population, sex and country of birth, WA, census years, 1859 - 1891
Table 9.6 Population, sex and country of birth, Tas., census years, 1870 - 1891
Table 9.7 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1901 census
Table 9.8 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1911 census
Table 9.10 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1933 census
Table 9.11 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1947 census
Table 9.12 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1954 census
Table 9.13 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1961 census
Table 9.14 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1966 census
Table 9.15 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1971 census
Table 9.16 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1976 census
Table 9.17 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1981 census
Table 9.18 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1986 census
Table 9.19 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1991 census
Table 9.20 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 1996 census
Table 9.21 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 2001 census
Table 9.22 Population, sex and country of birth, states and territories, 2006 census
Table 9.23 Estimated resident population, sex and country of birth, Australia, 30 June, 1996 onwards

10. OVERSEAS ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
Table 10.1. Overseas arrivals and departures, sex and category of movement, year ended 31 December, 1925 onwards
Table 10.2. Overseas arrivals and departures, sex and category of movement, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards
Table 10.3 Overseas arrivals and departures, short-term movement, states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards
Table 10.4 Overseas arrivals and departures, total movement, sex and states and territories, year ended 31 December, 1901 onwards
Table 10.5 Overseas arrivals and departures, total movement, sex and states and territories, year ended 30 June, 1976 onwards

11. MARRIAGES
Table 11.1 Marriages registered, states and territories, 1825 onwards
Table 11.2 Median age (years) at marriage by sex, states and territories, 1977 onwards
Table 11.3 Marriages, category of celebrant, states and territories, 1902 onwards
Table 11.4 Age-specific marriage rates by sex, Australia, 1976 onwards
Table 11.5 Crude marriage rates, states and territories, 1860 onwards

12. DIVORCES
Table 12.1 Divorces registered, states and territories, 1875 onwards
Table 12.2 Number of divorces involving children, states and territories, 1977 onwards
Table 12.3 Median duration of marriage (years), states and territories, 1977 onwards
Table 12.4 Age-specific divorce rates, Australia, 1976 onwards
Table 12.5 Crude divorce rates, states and territories, 1901 onwards

13. MARITAL STATUS
Table 13.1 Population, sex and marital status, NSW, census years, 1851 - 1891
Table 13.2 Population, sex and marital status, Vic., census years, 1854 - 1891
Table 13.3 Population, sex and marital status, Qld, census years, 1861 - 1891
Table 13.4 Population, sex and marital status, SA, census years, 1861 - 1891
Table 13.5 Population, sex and marital status, WA, census years, 1854 - 1891
Table 13.6 Population, sex and marital status, Tas., census years, 1847 - 1891
Table 13.7 Population, sex and marital status, states and territories, census years, 1901 onwards
Table 13.8 Estimated resident population, sex and marital status, Australia, 30 June, 1976 onwards


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