|A population pyramid is a graph showing the age and sex distribution of a population. It is a useful tool in revealing information about a population's history and future possibilities. The ABS animated population pyramid shows the change of population distribution over time. |
To view the pyramid, the free plug-in 'Adobe Flash Player' may need to be installed on your computer.
View the population Pyramid for Australia
This population pyramid has been developed in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands.
Information about the Data
The estimates and projections presented in the pyramid are for 30 June of each year displayed. Population estimates are presented for 1971 to 2012 and population projections are presented for 2013 to 2056 (series B).
Population estimates by age and sex are published in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
Population projections are published in Population Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3222.0).
For more information on how Australia's population is measured, see Population Estimates: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 3228.0.55.001).
This page first published 27 June 2008, last updated 17 December 2012