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The Indigenous population of Cape York Peninsula, 2001-2016

Taylor, John; Bell, Martin

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Recent projections made by the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) of Indigenous populations resident in various regions of north Australia included a set of estimates for Cape York Peninsula. These were found to be substantially at odds with the results for adjacent regions such as the West Arnhem and Gulf regions of the Northern Territory. The Cape York projections produced population growth rates that were substantially lower than those recorded for other regions, with projected numbers in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, John
dc.contributor.authorBell, Martin
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.date.accessioned2003-04-02
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T15:37:35Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:35:45Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T15:37:35Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:35:45Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.identifier.issn1036 1774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41434
dc.description.abstractRecent projections made by the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) of Indigenous populations resident in various regions of north Australia included a set of estimates for Cape York Peninsula. These were found to be substantially at odds with the results for adjacent regions such as the West Arnhem and Gulf regions of the Northern Territory. The Cape York projections produced population growth rates that were substantially lower than those recorded for other regions, with projected numbers in certain age groups actually declining over the forecast period to 2016. Two factors were regarded as responsible for this outcome: <p> · a deficient 1996 estimated resident population (ERP), and · a lack of regionally-derived age-specific fertility rates (ASFRs). <p> This paper seeks to redress these shortcomings by presenting an alternative and improved set of 1996 population estimates, and by applying regionally-derived ASFRs to projections from this base year. The basic strategy employed in constructing alternative population estimates was to identify other regional population counts that had some claim to credibility in terms of their coverage of the Indigenous population within the region at specified points in time. A number of such sources were identified, and each was assessed for suitability as an element in a proxy count.
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); no. 227
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectindigenous population
dc.subjectCape York Peninsula
dc.subjectestimated resident population
dc.subjectage-specific fertility rates
dc.titleThe Indigenous population of Cape York Peninsula, 2001-2016
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2002
local.identifier.eprintid1104
local.rights.ispublishedyes
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationCAEPR
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission to deposit in Open Research received from CAEPR (ERMS2230079)
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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