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GunPolicy.org. 2020 ‘Calculated Rates - New South Wales (Possession Data).’ Australian Demographic Statistics. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 November

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Historical Population Data - New South Wales (NSW)
2019: 8,071,100
2018: 8,046,100
2017: 7,915,100
2016: 7,640,000
2015: 7,618,200
2013: 7,348,900
2012: 7,348,900
2011: 7,247,700
2010: 7,272,200
2008: 7,041,400
2007: 6,927,000
2005: 6,803,000
2004: 6,760,000
2002: 6,671,426
2001: 6,642,879
1999: 6,451,658
1996: 6,241,934
1975: 4,789,600

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2019: 1,096,8241
2018: 1,089,492
2017: 1,062,846
2016: 1,012,045
2013: 864,262
2012: 839,695
2011: 819,308
2010: 770,000
2008: 755,852
2007: 729,753
2005: 715,204
2004: 660,000
2001: 568,115
1999: 1,092,850
1975: 830,0002

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2019: 13.59
2018: 13.54
2017: 13.43
2016: 13.25
2013: 11.76
2012: 11.43
2011: 11.30
2010: 10.59
2008: 10.73
2007: 10.53
2005: 10.51
2004: 9.76
2001: 8.55
1999: 16.94
1975: 17.33

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2019: 239,9633 4
2018: 236,9515
2017: 234,951
2016: 229,1125 6
2015: 215,4627
2013: 199,3808
2012: 190,8449
2011: 185,11810
2010: 177,6757
2007: 171,35011
2004: 185,00012
2002: 186,29613
1996: 200,000

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population
2019: 2.97
2018: 2.94
2017: 2.97
2016: 3.00
2015: 2.83
2013: 2.71
2012: 2.60
2011: 2.55
2010: 2.44
2007: 2.47
2004: 2.74
2002: 2.79
1996: 3.20

Number of Registered Firearms
2019: 997,11314 4
2018: 990,4475
2017: 966,224
2016: 920,0415 6 15
2013: 785,6938
2012: 763,3599
2011: 744,82510
2010: 700,00016
2008: 687,13817
2007: 663,41211
2005: 650,18518
2004: 600,00012
1999: 993,50019

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 Population
2019: 12.35
2018: 12.31
2017: 12.21
2016: 12.04
2013: 10.69
2012: 10.39
2011: 10.28
2010: 9.63
2008: 9.76
2007: 9.58
2005: 9.56
2004: 8.88
1999: 15.40

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2019: 99,7111
2018: 99,045
2017: 96,622
2016: 92,004
2013: 78,569
2012: 76,336
2011: 74,483
2010: 70,000
2008: 68,714
2007: 66,341
2005: 65,019
2004: 60,000
2001: 51,647
1999: 99,350

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearm per 100 Population
2019: 1.24
2018: 1.23
2017: 1.22
2016: 1.20
2013: 1.07
2012: 1.04
2011: 1.03
2010: 0.96
2008: 0.98
2007: 0.96
2005: 0.96
2004: 0.89
2001: 0.78
1999: 1.54

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

2016 population data obtained at Australia2016Population website: http://australiapopulation2016.com/category/state

1975 population data obtained at Australian Bureau of Statistics website: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3212.0Jun%201975

ID: Q7199

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