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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Western Australia (Possession Data).’ Australian Historical Population Statistics - Data Cubes; 3101.0 (Table 4). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 14 December

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Historical Population Data - Western Australia (Possession Data)

2019: 2,621,680
2018: 2,605,807
2017: 2,582,563
2016: 2,563,708
2015: 2,547,745
2014: 2,528,619
2013: 2,502,188
2012: 2,457,489
2011: 2,385,947
2010: 2,319,063
2009: 2,263,747
2008: 2,208,928
2004: 1,979,542
2001: 1,906,274
1999: 1,853,936
1998: 1,826,440
1996: 1,768,206
1995: 1,736,066
1994: 1,704,649
1979: 1,242,000
1975: 1,122,600
1974: 1,127,598

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2019: 313,3421
2018: 319,360
2017: 314,200
2016: 308,136
2015: 300,449
2014: 292,190
2013: 277,708
2012: 264,108
2011: 251,887
2010: 241,185
2009: 223,662
2008: 213,128
2004: 254,241
2001: 269,854
1999: 285,494
1998: 237,600
1996: 297,408
1995: 338,800
1994: 288,115
1979: 162,255
1975: 139,000
1974: 141,934

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2019: 11.95
2018: 12.26
2017: 12.17
2016: 12.02
2015: 11.79
2014: 11.56
2013: 11.10
2012: 10.75
2011: 10.56
2010: 10.40
2009: 9.88
2008: 9.65
2004: 12.84
2001: 14.16
1999: 15.40
1998: 13.01
1996: 16.82
1995: 19.52
1994: 16.90
1979: 13.06
1975: 12.38
1974: 12.59

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2019: 88,1412
2018: 92,082
2017: 91,720
2016: 91,657
2015: 91,221
2014: 90,968
2013: 90,117
2012: 89,342
2011: 89,192
2010: 89,285
2009: 89,553
2008: 90,661
1999: 85,4143
1998: 97,0004
1996: 112,6205

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2019: 3.36
2018: 3.53
2017: 3.55
2016: 3.58
2015: 3.58
2014: 3.60
2013: 3.60
2012: 3.64
2011: 3.74
2010: 3.85
2009: 3.96
2008: 4.10
1999: 4.61
1998: 5.31
1996: 6.37

Number of Registered Firearms
2019: 284,8562
2018: 290,327
2017: 285,636
2016: 280,124
2015: 273,135
2014: 265,627
2013: 252,462
2012: 240,098
2011: 228,988
2010: 219,259
2009: 203,329
2008: 193,753
2004: 231,1286
1999: 259,5403
1998: 216,0004
1996: 270,3715
1995: 308,8007
1994: 261,923
1974: 129,031

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2019: 10.87
2018: 11.14
2017: 11.06
2016: 10.93
2015: 10.72
2014: 10.50
2013: 10.09
2012: 9.77
2011: 9.60
2010: 9.45
2009: 8.98
2008: 8.77
2004: 11.68
1999: 14.00
1998: 11.83
1996: 15.29
1995: 17.79
1994: 15.37
1974: 11.44

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2019: 28,4861 8 9
2018: 29,033
2017: 28,564
2016: 28,012
2015: 27,314
2014: 26,563
2013: 25,246
2012: 24,010
2011: 22,899
2010: 21,926
2009: 20,333
2008: 19,375
2004: 23,113
2001: 24,532
1999: 25,954
1998: 21,600
1996: 27,037
1995: 30,800
1994: 26,192
1974: 12,903

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2019: 1.09
2018: 1.11
2017: 1.11
2016: 1.09
2015: 1.07
2014: 1.05
2013: 1.01
2012: 0.98
2011: 0.96
2010: 0.95
2009: 0.90
2008: 0.88
2004: 1.17
2001: 1.29
1999: 1.40
1998: 1.18
1996: 1.53
1995: 1.77
1994: 1.54
1974: 1.14

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

Note:
2013-2014 population data obtained Australian Bureau of Statistics website:
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3218.02013-14

1990-2003 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

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

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

ID: Q11677

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