Australia and the First Australians

Monday, September 28, 2015

Currently there are more than 720,000 indigenous Australians – around 3% of the total population. The indigenous population is increasing at 2.3% per annum- significantly faster than national population growth of around 1.4%. By 2026 the number of indigenous Australians will be almost 940,000 and in 2030 the number will exceed 1,000,000.

The proportion of the population that is indigenous varies significantly from less than 1% in some areas of the larger cities, to more than 70% in the Northern Territory- in Arnhem Land.

The largest proportion of Australia’s indigenous population lives in NSW (31%) followed by Queensland (28%) and then Western Australia (13%). While the Northern Territory has a higher proportion of indigenous people than any other state or territory, it is home to just 10% of the total indigenous population.

Based on the faster growth trends of the Queensland indigenous population (2.5%) compared to that of NSW (2.1%), by 2037, the state with the largest indigenous population will be Queensland (356,000). While all states and territories are experiencing natural increase of indigenous Australians through births, NSW is experiencing an annual net loss of more than 500 indigenous persons per year to other states while Queensland is experiencing an interstate net gain of around 300. Additionally the remote and very remote areas of Australia are losing almost 900 indigenous Australians each year as they move to the larger regional areas (600 person gain) and major cities (300 person gain).

For an in-depth visual look at Australia’s indigenous population simply click on this interactive map, zoom in to look at specific regions across Australia, or hover over an area to read the data.

About McCrindle Research Services

Utilising the right tools and methods and analysing the data is just half of the research process. Because the goal is implementation, the findings need the skills of visualisation and communication. As researchers we understand the methods, but we’re also designers and communicators so we know how to present the findings in ways that will best engage.

Geomapping is a new tool we have and we will be releasing more information and blog pieces on this exciting new output.

Let us know via social media if you have any topics you would like to be geomapped!

Connect with us on:

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


news google 2012 Myth training brand experience visualisation workplace culture greatness sector wide study Channel Seven employment graphs HSC financial future average aussie area PSI urban living index brisbane professional development interactive financial university degree sydney speaker Australian Dream culturally diverse trends #censusfail learning government winter blues future-proof Australian demographics financial dreams demographic high school leadership workshop sustainable cold panel litter networking proactive SMSF meetings emerging generations weather sun baby names 2016 technology seasons high density living follow Northern Territory religion NEETs trend tuesday parenting the changing face of 1975 collaboration sunburnt country gold coast residents lalor park coffee wellbeing investment hornsby vegemite builders Australian schools divorce population growth The Daily Edition moderators guide unaffordable DESTEL trend young people housing baby name trends census Bathburst Financial Planning Association of Australia world father's day cost of living daily telegraph social customer wage food entrepreneurs of today analysis consumerism investing teach social commentary hopes lifestyle sydneycity Australian Home capital cities water trends of 2016 house price rise newspaper faux-cilising royal family rental stress supply and demand teachers recap christianity facts Gen X home renting narcissism schools Netflix huffington post earning safe resource baby domestic work-life curiosity January 26th Christmas season education research publication megatrends generational trends mccrindle research the average aussie social enquiry national crime rates online overcast dessert norwest research data communications church society baby boomers typical australian qualitative research census results twentyseventeen Gen Y school office opening gen alpha ideas meals australian social research conference speaker learn social life Deaths conference presentation owning a home relational new office increasing densification suburbs housing growth new york times social impact Aussies communicate faux-ciliser research pack 40 million education social commentator friendship ageing population cancelling plans researcher jobs Love Mark McCrindle real royal baby NSW in the media low density millennials national wealth village JOMO mentor 2020 suburb school students urban Real Estate house price video divorce rate community Western Australia list royal affordability Australian Families generations click living travel workshop capital city paying to work offenders bondi high density apartments dare to dream thrive speakers Tuesday Trends CBD urban living transport demographics marriage stats Australian Bureau of Statistics sydneysiders Queensland: QLD leader ferry university February 16 salary property market social media teaching economic Northern Beaches Christian School innovation business index media commentary medicine Tuesday Trend going out plans office space data sydney metro Births student australians staying home more Melbourne ashley mckenzie ACF 2016 entertainment woolworths personalities internet Christmas lunch community event affordable Wellington students rising house prices Charlotte youth school satisfaction youth unemployment growth aged care puzzle generation alpha mccrindle in the media Queensland story criminal the australian dream study aussie culture Kiwi mother's day long weekend future proof future research services office omnibus social issues kate middleton tea social trends annual income social shifts 2015 engage trends analyst rich public holiday eliane miles prince george know the times moreton bay financial fears Education Future Forum Real Estate Institute of Victoria budget forecast global bureau The ABC of XYZ rain middle class tertiary education repayments victoria shopper's pick results 2014 fresh tv property public speaker princess charlotte optus my business awards relevant Australian Census Social Trend internship global generations entrepreneurial family land of the middle class local communities anzac 1980 2013 keynote millionth tuesday ACT tableau group session mythbusting commute 2017 jobs of the future authenticity hobart Research Executive australian communities forum sentiments geomapping future proofing holidays employers Duchess of Cambridge work dream aged care mateship goal communication sector wide debt housing market case study politics education future the hills potts point states quote Australian Trends economy post rationalism business healthy future IT Specialists commuters clothing high density Australia Day celebration winter Population Clock Northern Beaches motivate NT data visualisation "know the times" Generation Y infographic home owner mccrindle faux-cilise wealth distribution innovative baby name predictions pharmacy manly changing face of sydney cars retirement ease of travel outsourcing group world youth day educated social lives townhouses identity ashley fell consumer investor 10 years housing trends DIY internships equip house conferences not for profit forecasting community engagement ACF culture census 2016 fears selfie charity award future of education Adelaide Geoff Brailey Res Vis volunteers grandparents friends vegetarian Aussie growing population millenials renter of the future debate blaxland optus australia summer forum Sydney balance christmas suburban living population map in depth interviews earn the hills shire Generation X daily commute education sector demographic trends career collaborative education future report state insight names wealth and income ethnography mythbusters sunny days house prices young australians gender property price mover and shaker ABS McCrindle Speakers shopping presentations child care English thought leadership 2016 census results small business media release VIC visual REIV National Conference baby boom educhat Wodonga future of work buildings focus group goals TDE product waverton Valentine’s Day mobile skills 1968 pyrmont conference social change hills shire apartment resilience holiday poker master Word Up Financial Planning Week non profit finance organisations environmental scanning car children TAS Scouts professional services demographic transformations unemployment Financial Planning Association storytelling sydney event marrickville GPO award winner schools students survey train housing affordability Assistant Store Manager monarchy priorities Australians household 2016 census marriages demographer New Zeland futurist shbc change crows nest hello fresh Kirsten Brewer deloitte challenge socialising christian Canberra stay home Christchurch South Australia wolloomooloo pharmacies Tasmania Christmas presents WA research etiquette wages year 7 market research eliane optimistic survey design New South Wales Australian communities social researcher Merry Christmas EFF keynote speaker professional speaker System's Architect baby name snapshot media professional World Water Day New Zealand Wagga Wagga easter social research city Crime Rates tips communities research visualisation women emerging technologies alpha SA Hornsby Shire Council work mates global financial crisis happiness Do It Yourself trends of 2017 rent population milestone mortgage staff environment focus groups workplace insights wealth and income distribution rule keeper engagement logan energy home ownership learning styles leadership cancel plans households experience google for education Australia Day 2017 socialites sports urban taskforce events public speaking Sydney keynote speaker local couple Royals neutral bay Territory tattoos financial independence ultimo dreaming earnings generation wealth slideshare 24 million ipswich social researchers sector program organisational culture infographic wall wedding mining boom media activity gen z not-for-profit sydney hills travelling statistics royal influence emerging trends darwin ageing intern mccrindle tea marketing cooking entrepreneur rise of local data analyst learner 1994 careers population social analysis Australian Communities Trends crime online shopping teleworking Caregiver cash income report families cancelling event cartodb cost brands responsive workforce presentation REIV Conference teacher FPA society trends 24,000,000 cultural diversity language Channel 7 national private wealth generation Z define 23 million australian communities trends report Northern beaches Event cloudy days census fail men event menai perth bus contiki weekly earnings life acf15 poor brand parents Engineering Manager nfp toys staying in spend digital year 12 participants personal growth FOMO easy rider shifts