Population and Migration: Understanding the Numbers

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This paper was released on 9 December 2010.

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  • Preliminaries
    Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents and Abbreviations
  • Key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Population growth and its components
  • Chapter 3 Fertility and mortality
    3.1 Recent trends in fertility
    3.2 Recent trends in mortality and life expectancy
    3.3 Age-sex structure — implications for natural increase
  • Chapter 4 Overseas migration: drivers and trends
    4.1 What determines migration levels?
    4.2 An overview of major recent migration trends
    4.3 Characteristics of Australian emigrants
  • Chapter 5 Overseas migration: temporary and humanitarian components
    5.1 Temporary migration
    5.2 The Humanitarian Program
  • Chapter 6 Geography of population growth
    6.1 Population growth at a regional level
    6.2 Population growth in the cities
  • Chapter 7 Future population growth
    7.1 Our future population — the role of 'projections'
    7.2 Future population growth and ageing
  • Chapter 8 Potential impacts of migration and population growth
  • References

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