Australia Population (LIVE)

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Australia Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Australia is 24,546,877 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Australia population is equivalent to 0.32% of the total world population.
  • Australia ranks number 53 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Australia is 3 per Km2 (8 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 7,682,300 Km2 (2,966,151 sq. miles)
  • 90.0 % of the population is urban (21,996,082 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Australia is 37.5 years.

Population of Australia (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAustralia
Global Rank
2018 24,772,247 1.32 % 321,686 169,993 37.5 1.87 3 88.8 % 22,301,673 0.32 % 7,632,819,325 54
2017 24,450,561 1.35 % 324,713 169,993 37.5 1.87 3 90.0 % 21,996,082 0.32 % 7,550,262,101 53
2016 24,125,848 1.37 % 326,292 169,993 37.5 1.87 3 89.9 % 21,692,663 0.32 % 7,466,964,280 53
2015 23,799,556 1.47 % 335,898 182,621 37.4 1.89 3 89.9 % 21,392,649 0.32 % 7,383,008,820 53
2010 22,120,064 1.79 % 376,232 224,538 36.9 1.95 3 89.9 % 19,880,192 0.32 % 6,958,169,159 53
2005 20,238,903 1.20 % 234,613 115,021 36.6 1.77 3 89.2 % 18,058,232 0.31 % 6,542,159,383 53
2000 19,065,837 1.07 % 197,81975,510 35.4 1.79 2 88.0 % 16,787,389 0.31 % 6,145,006,989 50
1995 18,076,743 1.19 % 207,062 70,216 33.6 1.86 2 86.3 % 15,606,086 0.31 % 5,751,474,416 50
1990 17,041,431 1.61 % 262,358 133,247 32.1 1.86 2 85.7 % 14,600,726 0.32 % 5,330,943,460 49
1985 15,729,643 1.43 % 216,106 91,245 30.7 1.91 2 85.8 % 13,495,065 0.32 % 4,873,781,796 47
1980 14,649,114 1.16 % 163,582 47,149 29.3 1.99 2 86.1 % 12,613,886 0.33 % 4,458,411,534 46
1975 13,831,206 1.49 % 197,660 52,826 28.1 2.54 2 86.3 % 11,936,708 0.34 % 4,079,087,198 42
1970 12,842,907 2.48 % 295,919 160,556 27.4 2.87 2 85.7 % 11,003,204 0.35 % 3,700,577,650 42
1965 11,363,313 2.00 % 214,721 87,659 30.2 3.18 1 83.5 % 9,490,633 0.34 % 3,339,592,688 41
1960 10,289,707 2.24 % 215,760 79,438 29.6 3.41 1 81.6 % 8,391,261 0.34 % 3,033,212,527 39
1955 9,210,908 2.41 % 206,713 87,659 30.2 3.18 1 79.4 % 7,311,065 0.33 % 2,772,242,535 41
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Australia Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAustralia
Global Rank
2020 25,398,177 1.31 % 319,724 169,993 37.9 1.83 3 90.2 % 22,910,275 0.33 % 7,795,482,309 55
2025 26,857,068 1.12 % 291,778 150,000 38.9 1.80 3 90.9 % 24,400,230 0.33 % 8,185,613,757 55
2030 28,234,742 1.01 % 275,535 150,000 39.8 1.78 4 91.5 % 25,834,777 0.33 % 8,551,198,644 55
2035 29,526,448 0.90 % 258,341 150,000 40.6 1.77 4 92.2 % 27,222,968 0.33 % 8,892,701,940 58
2040 30,764,641 0.82 % 247,639 150,000 41.0 1.76 4 92.9 % 28,592,830 0.33 % 9,210,337,004 60
2045 31,982,056 0.78 % 243,483 150,000 41.2 1.76 4 93.7 % 29,969,626 0.34 % 9,504,209,572 60
2050 33,186,818 0.74 % 240,952 150,000 41.5 1.76 4 94.5 % 31,346,075 0.34 % 9,771,822,753 62
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Australia Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Australia delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Australia (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Australia in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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