Table 3: Percentage of ABS state and territory projections of total population, which were more accurate than those created by linear extrapolation, by projection duration.

Projection duration (years)NSWVicQldSAWATasNTACT

18889715859715882
28194594259716876
36383533753716876
46378534241767476
54478533741767476
63365443338887263
73359443356697256
83650533553737660
93644472960807667
105447433164796957
116247433164717557
126247431964716357
135033462362696062
145833463154546062
157336505050586467

Source: author’s calculations using ABS projections and ERP data.
Note: numbers in bold illustrate circumstances where linear extrapolations would have provided more accurate projections of total population for the majority of projection rounds.