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The following section uses data from Census counts, as well as final estimates of the resident Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous populations. Among the Indigenous population in 2006, 90% (463,706) were of Aboriginal origin only, 6% (or 33,267) were of Torres Strait Islander origin only, and 4% (or 20,070) were of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

Themes covered in this topic include:

    Number of Indigenous persons and estimated residential population (ERP)
    Age-sex pyramid for Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations
    Indigenous population by state / territory
Changes over time
    Increases in the Indigenous population over time
Life expectancy
    Life expectancy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous population by state and gender

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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