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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Australia (Possession Data).’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 19 December

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Historical Population Data - Australia

Year: Total Midyear Population
2016: 22,992,654
2012: 22,015,576
2011: 21,766,711
2010: 21,515,754
2007: 20,749,625
2006: 20,489,472
2005: 20,232,346
2001: 19,294,257
1999: 18,830,251
1997: 18,415,263
1996: 18,195,852
1988: 16,400,734
1975: 13,771,400
1989: 16,680,597

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2016: 3,150,0001 2
2012: 3,010,0003
2011: 2,960,0004 3
2010: 2,943,3635 6
2007: 2,750,0007 6
2006: 2,918,4548 6
1997: 2,500,0009
1996: 3,200,000
1988: 3,500,00010
1975: 2,055,00011

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 13.70
2012: 13.67
2011: 13.60
2010: 13.68
2007: 13.25
2006: 14.24
1997: 13.58
1996: 17.59
1988: 21.34
1975: 14.92

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2016: 816,0001
2012: 730,00012
2011: 734,0001
2010: 873,6255
2007: 731,56713
2006: 478,3268
2001: 764,51814 15
1997: 1,200,00016
1989: 2,381,00017

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2016: 3.55
2012: 3.32
2011: 3.37
2010: 4.06
2007: 3.53
2006: 2.36
2001: 3.96
1997: 6.52
1989: 14.27

Number of Registered Firearms
2016: 2,890,0001
2012: 2,750,00012
2011: 2,700,0004
2010: 2,675,7855
2007: 2,500,00013
2006: 2 653 1408
2001: 2,165,17014 15
1997: 2,500,0009
1996: 3,200,00018
1989: 4,000,00017
1975: 1,354,70019

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2016: 12.57
2012: 12.49
2011: 12.40
2010: 12.44
2007: 12.05
2006: 12.95
2001: 11.22
1997: 13.58
1996: 17.59
1989: 23.98
1975: 9.84

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2016: 260,0002
2012: 260,0003
2011: 260,000
2010: 267,5796
2007: 250,000
2006: 265,314

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 1.13
2012: 1.18
2011: 1.19
2010: 1.24
2007: 1.20
2006: 1.29

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

ID: Q4201

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