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GunPolicy.org. 2021 ‘Calculated Rates - Australia (Possession Data).’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base / IDB. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 25 April

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Historical Population Data - Australia

Year: Total Midyear Population
2020: 25,467,706
2019: 25,113,987
2018: 24,748,006
2017: 24,370,179
2016: 23,980,152
2015: 23,618,255
2014: 23,292,143
2013: 22,946,421
2012: 22,563,165
2011: 22,183,001
2010: 21,839,563
2009: 21,475,384
2008: 21,040,262
2007: 20,610,385
2006: 20,277,945
2005: 20,014,831
2004: 19,777,611
2003: 19,549,075
2002: 19,317,473
2001: 19,076,793
2000: 18,835,722
1999: 18,612,787
1998: 18,403,373
1997: 18,197,799
1996: 17,978,388
1995: 17,758,170
1994: 17,563,625
1993: 17,390,334
1992: 17,201,463
1991: 16,984,661
1990: 16,738,778
1989: 16,463,133
1988: 16,183,270
1987: 15,919,252
1986: 15,680,646
1975: 13,771,400

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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: 13.14
2015: 12.74
2014: 12.71
2013: 12.83
2012: 12.19
2011: 13.16
2010: 11.45
2009: 14.9
2008: 16.63
2007: 9.97

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: 3.4
2012: 3.24
2011: 3.31
2010: 4
2007: 3.55
2006: 2.36
2001: 4.01
1997: 6.59
1989: 14.46

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: 12.05
2012: 12.19
2011: 12.17
2010: 12.25
2007: 12.13
2006: 13.08
2001: 11.35
1997: 13.74
1996: 17.8
1989: 24.3
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: 1.08
2012: 1.15
2011: 1.17
2010: 1.23
2007: 1.21
2006: 1.31

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

ID: Q4201

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