Journal article

An introduction to population projections for Australia

Thomas Wilson

Australian Population Studies | Demography and Ageing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Population projections for Australia are produced by many organisations. They differ in projected population numbers, methods used, level of output detail, temporal extent, frequency of revision, quality and purpose, and they are not always easy to find. Aims: This paper provides a brief guide to many of the population projections prepared for Australia in recent years. It gives an overview of projection methods and selected results, a brief commentary on key aspects of the projections, and shows readers where to find more data and information. Data and methods: Projections data were obtained from the various organisations producing projections. They are presented in order ..

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