Thursday, August 07, 2008

ABS releases new Australian historical population statistics

Referral patterns on this blog suggest a continuing interest in Australian population statistics. In this context, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has just released new population statistics covering the period from 1788 to today.

This contains a range of information that will appeal to history buffs as well as those inclined to share trivia with others at dinner parties. Like, for example, that Australia's non-indigenous population passed the million mark in 1858, then passed two million in 1877!

ABS will be releasing further data in September, including updated estimates on our indigenous population.

For an entry point to some of my ABS posts see The Australian Bureau of Statistics - a real national resource.

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