The Australian population growth has been slowing down since
the early 1970s, falling from 1.9 per cent per annum during the period
1966 to 1971, to 1.2 per cent during the period 1971 to 1976, resulting
In an increase in the median population age from 26.8 years to 28.3
years from 1971 to 1977.
There is an increase in the proportion of elderly in the total
population and a decrease in the proportion of the young and this trend
will intensify in the years ahead as the population t ends...[Show more]
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