Australia Population (LIVE)

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Australia Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Australia is 24,684,634 as of Sunday, August 20, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Australia population is equivalent to 0.33% 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 7,596,666 Km2 (2,933,088 sq. miles)
  • 89.3 % of the population is urban (21,996,082 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Australia is 37.6 years.

Population of Australia (2017 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
2017 24,641,662 1.37 % 332,332 170,400 37.6 1.91 3 89.3 % 21,996,082 0.33 % 7,515,284,153 53
2016 24,309,330 1.42 % 340,357 170,400 37.6 1.91 3 89.2 % 21,692,663 0.33 % 7,432,663,275 53
2015 23,968,973 1.58 % 361,222 204,600 38 1.92 3 89.3 % 21,392,649 0.33 % 7,349,472,099 53
2010 22,162,863 1.8 % 377,716 226,500 37 1.95 3 89.7 % 19,880,192 0.32 % 6,929,725,043 52
2005 20,274,282 1.19 % 233,406 115,000 37 1.77 3 89.1 % 18,058,232 0.31 % 6,519,635,850 53
2000 19,107,251 1.06 % 196,496 75,500 35 1.79 3 87.9 % 16,787,389 0.31 % 6,126,622,121 50
1995 18,124,770 1.17 % 205,580 70,200 34 1.86 2 86.1 % 15,606,086 0.32 % 5,735,123,084 50
1990 17,096,869 1.6 % 261,165 133,200 32 1.86 2 85.4 % 14,600,726 0.32 % 5,309,667,699 49
1985 15,791,043 1.43 % 216,544 91,200 31 1.91 2 85.5 % 13,495,065 0.33 % 4,852,540,569 46
1980 14,708,323 1.15 % 163,130 47,100 29 1.99 2 85.8 % 12,613,886 0.33 % 4,439,632,465 46
1975 13,892,674 1.49 % 197,583 52,800 28 2.54 2 85.9 % 11,936,708 0.34 % 4,061,399,228 42
1970 12,904,760 2.57 % 307,350 170,600 28 2.87 2 85.3 % 11,003,204 0.35 % 3,682,487,691 42
1965 11,368,011 2.01 % 215,137 87,700 30 3.18 1 83.5 % 9,490,633 0.34 % 3,322,495,121 41
1960 10,292,328 2.24 % 215,901 79,400 30 3.41 1 81.5 % 8,391,261 0.34 % 3,018,343,828 39
1955 9,212,824 2.41 % 207,096 87,700 30 3.18 1 79.4 % 7,311,065 0.33 % 2,758,314,525 41
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 25,597,574 1.32 % 325,720 170,400 38 1.86 3 89.5 % 22,910,275 0.33 % 7,758,156,792 54
2025 27,084,213 1.14 % 297,328 150,400 39 1.83 4 90.1 % 24,400,230 0.33 % 8,141,661,007 55
2030 28,481,570 1.01 % 279,471 150,400 40 1.81 4 90.7 % 25,834,777 0.34 % 8,500,766,052 56
2035 29,784,581 0.9 % 260,602 150,400 41 1.79 4 91.4 % 27,222,968 0.34 % 8,838,907,877 59
2040 31,032,377 0.82 % 249,559 150,400 41 1.78 4 92.1 % 28,592,830 0.34 % 9,157,233,976 60
2045 32,264,397 0.78 % 246,404 150,400 41 1.78 4 92.9 % 29,969,626 0.34 % 9,453,891,780 61
2050 33,496,494 0.75 % 246,419 150,400 41 1.78 4 93.6 % 31,346,075 0.34 % 9,725,147,994 61
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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