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Animated Population Pyramids
 

Image: Animated Population Pyramid of Australia

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


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 2014 and population projections (Series B) are presented for 2015 to 2061.

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).

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