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Ageing yet diverse: the changing shape of Australia's population
by Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu and Grace Soriano
Australian Family Briefing no.10, September 2001, 6p, ISSN 1038-0507

Australia's population is ageing. While the population has increased more than fivefold since the beginning of the 20th century, fertility and mortality rates have undergone significant changes, and overseas migration has fluctuated substantially. This briefing paper focuses on the changing demographic face of Australia, its age structure, sex ratio and cultural diversity, and explores implications for future older Australians and their families.

Contact the Institute for a copy of the paper (a postage and handling charge applies - refer to Ordering details). The paper can also be viewed online in PDF* format.


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