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Experimental estimates and projections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations released

Date posted: 9 September 2009

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Experimental estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021. The publication contains experimental estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for the period 1986 to 2021, based on the 2006 census of population and housing for Australia. The estimates and projections are based on some assumptions on past and future fertility, mortality and migration, and includes projections for Indigenous regions and remoteness areas by sex and five-year age groups, for the period 2007 to 2021.

The ABS estimates that Australia's Indigenous population will grow by 2.2% per year between 2006 and 2021, and will reach between 713,300 and 721,100 people in 2021.


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Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211


Last updated: 11 September 2009
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