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Population: Australian population

Australian population

Australian Demographic Statistics published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) contains the latest, quarterly estimated residential population (ERP) nationally and by state and territory. Data presented is based on the results of 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

ERPs are based on Census counts by place of usual residence (excluding short-term overseas visitors), to which the estimated Census net undercount and the number of Australian residents estimated to have been temporarily overseas on Census night are added. Estimates are revised annually in June and are finalised following Census. Estimates post-Census are obtained by adding natural increase and net overseas migration to the ERP at the beginning of each period.

Australian Demographic Statistics data are also used in the following dashboard menu options: Australian population - age and sex and Australian population projections.

See ABS 3101.0 – Australian Demographic Statistics ([email protected]/mf/3101.0) for further information, including in-depth commentary and analysis, in particular the source data Quality Declaration. Source references Time Series Spreadsheets tables 1, 2 and 4.