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Population and patterns of residence


Walter, MM and Peacock, H, Population and patterns of residence, Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, Macquarie Dictionary Publishers, B Arthur and F Morphy (ed), Sydney, pp. 64-85. ISBN 9781760556587 (2019) [Revised Book Chapter]

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In 2016, the total counted Indigenous population of Australia was 649173 people - around 3 per cent of the Australian population. This population comprises 590 062 people who identified as Aboriginal, 32 344 people who identified as Torres Strait Islander and 26 767 people who identified as belonging to both Indigenous categories. These figures are conservative. Estimates taking into account those missed from the 2016 Census count put Indigenous population numbers closer to 785 000 people.

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Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Keywords:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, population, patterns of residence
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walter, MM (Professor Maggie Walter)
UTAS Author:Peacock, H (Mr Huw Peacock)
ID Code:134884
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-11
Last Modified:2019-09-11

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