Graph data is from:
3105.0.65.001 - Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2008 (ABS, 2008) and
3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2011 (ABS, 2011).
Please note, other countries define their boomer generation slightly differently. The USA for example start their boom earlier in 1946 because they use the number of births per 1000 population (CDC, 2012). Alternatively, some suggest the demographic definition of boomers is far too generic (Goerres, 2012), arguing that boomers are more a cultural phenomenon and thus the boom should be restricted to (say) 1946—1955.
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