1881 in Australia

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1881
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Australia
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In the mid-19th century the colonial statisticians encouraged compatibility between the colonies in their respective censuses, and in 1881 a census was held simultaneously in each of the colonies.[1] This was part of a census of the British Empire. The questions posed in the colonies were not uniform.

The population of Australia was 2,250,194.[2]

1881 census results
NSW Vic Qld Tas SA NT WA Australia
751,468 862,346 213,525 115,704 276,414 9,797 29,708 2,250,194

Northern Territory was counted within South Australia (286,211) and was 3,451 plus 6,346 Aboriginals in settled districts. The population of Western Australia did not include full-blood Aborigines.[2]

The population of greater Melbourne was 282,947 and of Sydney was 224,939.[2]

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  1. ^ "The population census - a brief history". 1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2005. Retrieved 2006-06-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Aplin, Graeme, S.G. Foster and Michael McKernan (editors), ed. (1987). Australians: Events and Places. Broadway, New South Wales, Australia: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates. p. 97. ISBN 0-949288-13-6.