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Australia's population futures

McDonald, Peter


There are four components that go into the making of population projections: fertility, mortality, migration and the size and age structure of the base population. One of the central demographic lessons is that much of a population's future is contained in its present age structure, which, in turn, is primarily the result of its past fertility history. In broad terms, Australia's fertility was relatively low in the 1930s and 1940s, high in the 1950s and 1960s and very low in the 1980s and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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