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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — NEW SOUTH WALES

The estimated popultion on June 30, 1898, was 1,335,800 (715,835 males, and 619,965 females). The population at four successive census periods was : —

Year

Males

Females

Total

Pop. per square mile

Average in- crease percent, per annum.

1861 1871 1881 1891

198,488 275,551 411,149 612,562

152,372 228,430 340,319 519,672

350,860

503,981

751,468

1,132,234

1-13 1-62 2-42 3-65

4-3 4-9 5-1

According to the race or origin, percentages were as follows at the census of 1891 : — New South Wales, 64-03 ; other Australasian colonies, 7 '50 ; Aborigines, 073 ; English, 13*18 ; Irish, 6*63 ; Scotch, 3*25 ; Welsh, 0-44 ; other British subjects, 0"44 ; total British subjects, 96 "20. Chinese, 1'16 ; German, 0*85 ; other foreigners, 1'50 ; total foreigners, 3*51. Born at sea, 0"17 ; unspecified, 0"12.

At the census of 1891 there Avas in the colony a population of aborigines, comprising : —

Male

Female

Total

Full Blacks .... Half-Castes ....

2,896 1,663

2,201 1,520

5,097 3,183

Total ....

4,559

3,721

8,280

included in total census population given above.

According to occupation the number of actual workers was distributed thus at the census of 1891 : —

Professional 31,491

Domestic ....

Commerce and Trade Industries .... Agricultural, Pastoral, and Mineral Indefinite ....

Total workers

55,867

86,629

140,451

147,026

10,423

471,887

The number of persons classed as 'dependents' was 649,203, of whom 12,551 were dependent on public or private charity. There were besides 2, 864 persons whose occupations were not stated. The aborigines are not included in this tabulation.

The estimated population of Sydney (1897), including suburbs, is 417,250. Of the country towns Newcastle has 15,150 ; Bathurst, 9,300 ; Goulburn, 10,700 ; Parramatta, 13,500 ; Broken Hill, 20,790 ; Maitland, 10,600 ; Alburj^ 5,700 ; Tamworth, 5,500 ; and Wickham, 5,900.