Aboriginal population prospects

J Aust Popul Assoc. 1993 Nov;10(2):81-99. doi: 10.1007/BF03029416.


The authors examine data from the 1986 and 1991 Australian censuses to assess discrepancies between the census data and past projections of the size and structure of the Aboriginal population. They also "comment on ways in which determinants of Aboriginal population change are diverging from the parameters used for previous projections. We pay particular attention to mortality prospects.... We note the evidence for under-enumeration of the Aboriginal population in particular age groups in the 1991 Census as in previous censuses, and estimate the size of adjustments necessary to correct for some, but not all, of these deficiencies. The analysis shows that Aboriginal fertility increased in the second half of the 1980s."

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Distribution*
  • Age Factors
  • Australia
  • Censuses*
  • Culture
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Ethnicity*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic*
  • Fertility*
  • Forecasting*
  • Mortality*
  • Pacific Islands
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Research
  • Research Design*
  • Statistics as Topic