Australia - Population

Australia: Population

Mnemonic POP.IAUS
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.44 %
Data 2018 Q3 25,101
2018 Q2 24,992

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Population Components
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/1981
End Date 9/30/2018

Australia: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Births 2018 Q3 77.5 83.9 #, NSA Quarterly
Deaths 2018 Q3 41 37.9 #, NSA Quarterly
Population 2018 Q3 25,101 24,992 #, NSA Quarterly
Net Migration 2017 849,966 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 12.5 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2005 6.4 6.5 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

Quarterly estimates of population by sex and age, and components of change, for subnational areas in Australia. Quarterly from 1971.

The estimated resident population is an estimate of the Australian population obtained by adding to the estimated population at the beginning of each period the component of natural increase (on a usual residence basis) and the component of net overseas migration. For the states and territories, account is also taken of estimated interstate movements involving a change of usual residence. Estimates of the resident population are based on Census counts by place of usual residence, to which are added the estimated Census net undercount and the number of Australian residents estimated to have been temporarily overseas at the time of the Census. Overseas visitors in Australia are excluded from this calculation.

Quarterly estimates of population for subnational areas in Australia are revised after each five-year Census of Population and Housing.

The status of quarterly ERP data changes over time from preliminary to revised to final as new component data becomes available. After each Census, estimates for the preceding intercensal period are revised by incorporating an additional adjustment (final intercensal difference) to ensure that the total intercensal difference agrees with the difference between the estimated resident populations at the two 30 June dates in the respective Census years.

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