Thursday, January 19, 2012
We've got the numbers
In 1905, the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics was established. Originally located in Melbourne, it moved to Canberra in 1928, and between 1924 and the late 1950s, the Bureau gradually unified all the separate State statistical offices. In 1974, the CBCS was replaced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics - the ABS.
If you'd like to know the current population of Australia, the ABS website is the place to go (at the time of writing, the population is 22,807,239 and rising at a rate of about 1 person every 1 minute and 34 seconds ).