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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Australian Capital Territory (Civilian Guns).’ Estimated Resident Population of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); 3101.0 (Table 4). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 13 December

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Estimated Midyear Resident Population of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

2016: 395,158
2015: 390,169
2014: 387,600
2013: 384,100
2011: 367,800
2001: 321,538
1998: 311,532
1979: 222,100

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2016: 21,2361
2015: 21,120
2014: 20,479
2013: 18,700
2011: 18,228
2001: 7,143
1998: 16,500
1979: 44,1002

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 5.37
2015: 5.41
2014: 5.28
2013: 4.87
2011: 4.96
2001: 2.22
1998: 5.30
1979: 19.86

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2016: 6,1223
2015: 6,0834
2014: 5,8865
2011: 5,0766
1998: 5,5007

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population
2016: 1.55
2015: 1.56
2014: 1.52
2011: 1.38
1998: 1.77

Number of Registered Firearms
2016: 19,3053
2015: 19,2004
2014: 18,6175
2013: 17,0008
2011: 16,5716
1998: 15,0007

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 4.89
2015: 4.92
2014: 4.80
2013: 4.43
2011: 4.51
1998: 4.81

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2016: 1,9311
2015: 1,920
2014: 1,862
2013: 1,700
2011: 1,657
2001: 649
1998: 1,500

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 0.49
2015: 0.49
2014: 0.48
2013: 0.44
2011: 0.45
2001: 0.20
1998: 0.48

[*Crude Rate per nn Population = Number ÷ Population x nn]

Note:
2013-2014 population data obtained at Australian Bureau of Statistics website:
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/second+level+viewReadForm&prodno=3101.0&viewtitle=Australian%20Demographic%20Statistics~Jun%202014~Previous~18/12/2014&&tabname=Past%20Future%20Issues&prodno=3101.0&issue=Jun%202014&num=&view=&

2001-2011 population data obtained at Australian Bureau of Statistics website:
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3235.02011?OpenDocument

1990-2000 population data obtained at Australian Bureau of Statistics website:
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3105.0.65.0012014?OpenDocument

1979 population data obtained at Australian Bureau of Statistics website: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3101.0Jun%201979?OpenDocument

Source:
Estimated Resident Population, States and Territories (Number), 2016 (cat. no. 3101.0)

ID: Q6538

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