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I will take your question on, since Dozy seems to be offline for the moment...and it does seem the Australian Bureau of Statistics has given considerable effort to enumerating and projecting its indigenous population:
"The estimated resident Indigenous population of Australia at 30 June 1991 was 351,000 people. In 2006, there were 517,000 people, representing 2.5% of the total Australian population. Between 1991 and 2006 the Indigenous population increased by 2.6% per year on average, compared with 1.2% for the total Australian population.
"The population of Indigenous Australians is projected to increase to between 713,300 and 721,100 people in 2021, at an average growth rate of 2.2% per year. In comparison, the average growth rate of the total Australian population is projected to be between 1.2% and 1.7% per year over the same period."
According to, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Australians, the number of Aboriginals is stated to make up more than 2.5% of the population. They are considered the original inhabitants of the Australian continents and the islands that are nearby. They are also said to have had more than 250 languages which were spoken by the groups.