The standard measure of the composition of a group within a country or a region is its headcount relative to the overall population. However, the head count ratio of a given group ignores the age based variability of its population with respect to the whole population. In this paper I propose an alternative measure which captures the groups’ age-wise distribution. An empirical exercise on the Australian Census data for the years 2006, 2011 and 2016 provides the age-distributed composition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the states and territories of Australia.
Date & time
Wed 04 Sep 2019, 2–3pm
ANU School of Music, Larry Sitsky Room, Building 100