Key data releases

Key data releases

The Centre for Population’s summaries of key demographic publications

Data releases

Rebasing of Australia’s population estimates using the 2021 Census

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) rebasing of Australia’s population estimates using the 2021 Census of Population and Housing.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

National, state and territory population, December 2021

Centre for Population analysis of the National, state and territory population publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Mortality Statistics, March 2022

This note draws on two data releases published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics covering deaths in Australia in the period from 1 January to 31 March 2022 and the peak of the Omicron wave of COVID‑19: Provisional Mortality Statistics, January - March 2022 and COVID‑19 Mortality in Australia.

In the period from 1 January to 31 March 2022, there were 44,300 deaths in Australia. This was 14 per cent higher than in the same period in 2021, and 18 per cent above the historical average.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

This note draws on data from Provisional Mortality Statistics, Jan 2020 – Dec 2021 and from Measuring Australia’s excess mortality during the COVID‑19 pandemic from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It covers the period when infections and deaths from the Delta variant were most prevalent. While the Omicron variant was first detected in Australia in November 2021, deaths from the virus have been highest in early 2022.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Regional Population, 2020-21

This release reveals the uneven distribution of COVID‑19 on Australia’s population.

In 2020‑21, the combined capital cities population declined for the first time on record.

Overall, this was driven by a large net outflow of overseas migrants from capital cities as well as increased internal migration from capital cities to regional areas.

Regional areas grew at a similar rate to the previous year. This was driven by record levels of internal migration.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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National, state and territory population, September 2021

Centre for Population analysis of the National, state and territory population publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Mortality Statistics, October 2021

Cumulatively in 2021 (until 31 October), the total number of doctor-certified deaths (124,200) was higher than the number of doctor-certified deaths in 2020 (119,200), and higher than the average over 2015‑19 (118,800). The monthly number of doctor-certified deaths in October 2021 was higher than in October 2020 and the 2015‑19 average. From August to October, weekly doctor-certified deaths were not significantly higher in 2021 than the 2015‑19 average, despite a large increase in new COVID‑19 infections over this period. Age standardised death rates for total doctor-certified deaths in 2021 have been below the 2015‑19 average, suggesting that the increase in the number of cumulative deaths (when compared to 2015‑19) reflects a change in the size and age structure of the population rather than an increase in mortality.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Overseas Migration, 2020-21

A summary of the composition of overseas migration by visa type, including a breakdown of overseas migrants by country of birth.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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National, state and territory population, June 2021

The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) of Australia was 25.7 million people at 30 June 2021, around 34,300 people larger than at 31 March 2021. Population growth for the year ending 30 June 2021 was around 0.2 per cent (46,000 people), down from 1.3 per cent for the year ending 30 June 2020. This is the lowest recorded financial year growth since 1916-17 when growth was 0.0 per cent.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Mortality Statistics, June 2021

Cumulatively in 2021 (until 27 June), the total number of doctor-certified deaths (69,200) was higher than the number of doctor-certified deaths in 2020 (67,000), and higher than the average over 2015–19 (64,800). The weekly number of doctor-certified deaths in June 2021 was higher than in June 2020, and above the 2015–19 average. Age standardised death rates in June were below the 2015–19 average, suggesting that the increase in the number of deaths (when compared to 2015–19) is largely driven by a change in the size and age structure of the population rather than an increase in mortality.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

National, state and territory population, March 2021

The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) of Australia was 25.7 million people at 31 March 2021, around 21,000 people larger than at the end of December 2020. Population growth for the year ending March 2021 was around 0.1 per cent (35,700 people), down from 0.5 per cent for the year ending December 2020. This is the lowest recorded annual population growth since 1916-17 when growth was 0.0 per cent.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Regional Internal Migration Estimates (PRIME), March 2021

PRIME is a special release from the ABS, funded by the Centre for Population. This release provides quarterly regional internal migration estimates at both the state and GCCCSA level.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Provisional Mortality Statistics, March 2021

Cumulatively in 2021 (until 28 March), the total number of doctor-certified deaths (31,363) was higher than the number of cumulative doctor-certified deaths in 2020 (30,900), and higher than the average over 2015–19 (29,752). The weekly number of doctor-certified deaths in March 2021 was higher than in 2020, and above the 2015–19 average. However, age standardised death rates in March were lower than in 2020, and below the 2015–19 average, suggesting that the increase in deaths is driven by a change in the size and age structure of the population.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

National, state and territory population, December 2020

A summary of demographic trends affecting Australia and the states and territories. Provides a quarterly description of the population and components of population change.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Regional Internal Migration Estimates (PRIME), December 2020

PRIME is a special release from the ABS, funded by the Centre for Population. This release provides quarterly regional internal migration estimates at both the state and GCCSA level.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Migration, Australia 2019–⁠20

A summary of the composition of overseas migration to and from Australia by visa type, including a breakdown of Australia’s population and overseas migration by country of birth.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Provisional Mortality Statistics, December 2020

The number of doctor-certified deaths in December was above the 2015–19 average. Cumulatively in 2020, the total number of doctor-certified deaths (140,363) was in line with the number of cumulative doctor-certified deaths on average over the previous 5 years (140,471). Weekly deaths due to respiratory diseases were lower than the 2015–19 average from late April until beginning of December.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Regional population, 2019–20

This release includes population data for regions within Australia down to small geographic areas. This publication provides an update on the data to include the year between June 2019 and June 2020.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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National, state and territory population, September 2020

A summary of demographic trends affecting Australia and the states and territories. Provides a quarterly description of the population and components of population change.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Provisional Mortality Statistics, November 2020

Cumulatively, between January and November in 2020, the total number of doctor-certified deaths was slightly lower than the number of cumulative doctor-certified deaths between January and November on average over the previous 5 years. Weekly deaths due to respiratory diseases were lower than the 2015–19 average from late April until mid-November.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Provisional Regional Internal Migration Estimates (PRIME), September 2020

PRIME is a new release from the ABS, funded by the Centre for Population. The release provides quarterly regional internal migration estimates.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

Data releases

Provisional Regional Internal Migration Estimates (PRIME), June 2020

PRIME is a new release from the ABS, funded by the Centre for Population. The release provides quarterly regional internal migration estimates.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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National, state and territory population, March 2020

A summary of demographic trends affecting Australia and the states and territories. Provides a quarterly description of the population and the components of population change.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Migration, Australia 2018–⁠19

A summary of composition of overseas migration to and from Australia, including a breakdown of Australia’s population by country of birth.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release

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Regional population, 2018–⁠19

A summary of the geographical distribution of Australia’s population, with a focus on the population changes affecting Australia’s cities and regional areas.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release