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Changing numbers, changing needs? A preliminary assessment of Indigenous population growth, 1991-96

Taylor, John


At the 1996 Census, a total of 352,970 individuals self-identified as Indigenous Australian. This represented an increase of 87,599 or 33 per cent since 1991, an increase which was way above expectation. As a consequence, demographic analysis has returned to the familiar condition of uncertainty about intercensal projections. This raises two questions of fundamental policy interest: - does the considerable increase in numbers witnessed between 1991 and 1996 imply a concomitant increase in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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