Talk:Demography of Australia

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Population growth rate[edit]

What's up with this statistic? The article has:

As of the end of September 2012, the population growth rate was 1.7%.[22]

But the reference provided seems to be data to end of June 2015, and gives a national rate of 1.4%. I'll change this accordingly. —DIV (137.111.13.4 (talk) 01:32, 15 February 2016 (UTC))

Thanks for keeping on top of these details, DIV. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 03:23, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Pre-1788 population[edit]

This page says 350,000, but the Australia page says 750,000-1,000,000. That page has a reference, this page doesn't. Would someone who knows how, care to copy the footnote and figure from the Australia page? Or give a reference here for this figure. Which is very different. Maybe the "Australia" one is the one that should be changed. Thanks. Yesenadam (talk) 07:02, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Also - I'm no expert in statistics whatsoever - but the 2004 paper that here is claimed to say weekly church attendance is 7.5% and on the Australia page (until I changed it today) 7% actually says/estimates 8.8% - they say they left some (non-mainstream xtian) groups out of that 1.5m total, and afterwards added in a figure assuming the others were unchanged from 1996 to 2001. (It says that on the next pages.) But at least this page didn't misread the '7% decline' as '7% total' like the Australia page writer(s) seem to have. Hopefully someone better qualified than I can confirm and change this. Thanks again. Yesenadam (talk) 07:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Per WP:CITELEAD it's not necessary to include citations in the lead, and there is one further down the article that supports 300,000-1,000,000. Really, nobody knows, or will ever know, as there were no accurate estimates until the 20th century. --AussieLegend () 08:00, 16 May 2016 (UTC)