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Kingston-Population

(Question No 264)

Mr Corbell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 25 May 2000:

In relation to the population of Kingston:

1 What is the current population of Kingston.

2 What was the population of Kingston in;

a) 1950;

b) 1960;

c) 1970;

d) 1980; and

e) 1990.

3 What has been (i) the growth in the population as a percentage, and (ii) the makeup of the household types in Kingston during the following decades;

a) 1950-1959;

b) 1960-1969;

c) 1970-1979;

d) 1980-1989; and

e) 1990-1999.

Ms Carnell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Population and household type information is obtained from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The dates closest to the dates asked in the Question are 1954, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991 and 1996.

1 The population of Kingston in June 1999 was 1,909.

2 The population of Kingston in:

a) 1954, was 828 persons

b) 1961, was 914 persons

c) 1971, was 682 persons

d) 1981, was 850 persons

e) 1991, was 1,386 persons.

3 The average annual growth in the population:

(i) a) 1954 to 1961, was 1.5% per year

b) 1961 to 1971, was 2.5% per year

c) 1971 to 198 1, was 2.5% per year

d) 1981 to 199 1, was 6.3% per year

e) 1991 to 1999, was 4.7% per year.

(ii) The make up of the household types were:

a) 1954, 192 houses and 3 other dwellings

f) 1961, 198 houses and 14 other dwellings

g) 1971, 194 houses and 24 other dwellings

h) 1981, 141 houses and 255 other dwellings

i) 1991, 120 houses and 613 other dwellings

j) 1996, 99 houses and 890 other dwellings.


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