ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This product contains estimates of the resident population of areas of Australia as at 30 June for 2011 and 2012. These estimates are provided for Statistical Areas Level 2 to 4 (SA2s - SA4s), Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs), Significant Urban Areas (SUAs), Remoteness Areas, Commonwealth and State Electoral Divisions, and states and territories of Australia, according to the 2011 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). Estimates are also provided for Local Government Areas (LGAs) based on 2012 boundaries.
The summary commentary in this product focuses on population changes between 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012 at the SA2 level and above. All estimates are available in spreadsheets accompanying this release, which can be accessed from the Downloads tab.
The total population of the Other Territories, namely Jervis Bay Territory, Territory of Christmas Island and Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, is included in all references to the total population of Australia. However, the Other Territories are excluded from commentary about the states and territories of Australia.
ERP STATUS AND FUTURE RELEASES
The estimates in this product are preliminary rebased for 2011, based on the results of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing (denoted 2011pr) and preliminary for 2012 (denoted 2012p).
Revised estimates for June 2012, based on final rebased 2011 ERP, will be released on 30 August 2013 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3218.0). Age-sex breakdowns of these estimates will also be released on the same day in Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3235.0). The revised historical time series (1991 - 2011) will also be released on 30 August 2013. For more information please see: Upcoming Revisions to Population Estimates.
ACCURACY OF POPULATION ESTIMATES
It is important to recognise that sub-state/territory population estimates in this product are produced using Census data, mathematical modelling and population-weighted geographical correspondences and are subject to error. A degree of caution should be exercised when using the estimates, especially for areas with very small populations. For more information see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory Notes.
All statistics included in the commenatary for this publication have been presented as rounded values. While unrounded figures are provided in spreadsheets, accuracy to the last digit is not claimed and should not be assumed. No reliance should be placed on statistics with small values.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This product no longer includes total population estimates based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). It is the first release of official sub-state population estimates based only on the ASGS.
Only two years of data has been provided in the Downloads tab in this product. Final estimates from 1991 to 2011 and revised 2012 will be released on 30 August 2013 in Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3218.0). For more information see: Upcoming Revisions to Population Estimates.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.