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2001 Census 2nd Release

The ABS today released more detailed tables from the 7 August 2001 national census of Australia. It shows total population counted at 18,972,350 with a median age of 35. This compares to the 1901 figures of 3,773,801 with median age of 22. People born overseas were 27.4% of the 2001 population and 22.8% in 1901.

In 100 years we have aged 13 years. Interestingly life expectancy calculated from current mortality tables compared to 1901 mortality tables is 20.5 years longer. We now know with the latest release that in 2001 there were 2,503 people aged 100 years and over (784 men and 1,719 women). Many more interesting facts can be gleaned from the ABS website.

Financial Demographics will be using population profiles from this Census to develop Client Snapshot reference models on this site.

Posted Tuesday, 19 November 2002

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