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Sources for an Australian Interdisciplinary Historical Demography

Kippen, Rebecca; Lucas, David


This chapter begins with quantitative sources: population censuses, vital registration, administrative statistics (including convict records), and sample surveys. This is followed by a short section on the many qualitative sources and a discussion of the neglected field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander demography. We conclude that although Australia lacks a Centre akin to Britain’s Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, historical demography is experiencing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: A Global History of Historical Demography: Half a Century of Interdisciplinarity
DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-0331-8


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