Oceania Population (LIVE)

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Oceania Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Subregions in Oceania

AreaPopulation (2017)
Australia and New Zealand(29,156,379)
Melanesia(10,320,506)
Polynesia(686,371)
Micronesia(527,530)
  • The current population of Oceania is 40,908,064 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Oceania population is equivalent to 0.54% of the total world population.
  • Oceania ranks number 6 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to "continents"), ordered by population.
  • The population density in Oceania is 5 per Km2 (12 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 8,486,460 Km2 (3,276,639 sq. miles)
  • 70.4 % of the population is urban (28,631,308 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Oceania is 32.9 years.

Population of Oceania (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationOceania's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationOceania
Rank
2017 40,690,786 1.43 % 573,354 171,575 32.9 2.40 5 70.4 % 28,631,308 0.5 % 7,550,262,101 6
2016 40,117,432 1.45 % 574,452 171,575 32.9 2.40 5 70.4 % 28,239,694 0.5 % 7,466,964,280 6
2015 39,542,980 1.54 % 581,483 181,999 32.8 2.41 5 70.4 % 27,852,610 0.6 % 7,383,008,820 6
2010 36,635,566 1.76 % 613,586 213,052 32.2 2.53 4 70.8 % 25,923,580 0.6 % 6,958,169,159 6
2005 33,567,637 1.45 % 467,643 114,188 31.9 2.44 4 70.6 % 23,711,239 0.5 % 6,542,159,383 6
2000 31,229,422 1.36 % 408,822 64,362 30.9 2.46 4 70.5 % 22,013,478 0.5 % 6,145,006,989 6
1995 29,185,314 1.52 % 422,771 79,748 29.8 2.49 3 70.2 % 20,496,948 0.5 % 5,751,474,416 6
1990 27,071,461 1.66 % 428,413 111,556 28.6 2.51 3 70.4 % 19,058,823 0.6 % 5,330,943,460 6
1985 24,929,397 1.62 % 384,866 82,537 27.5 2.60 3 70.5 % 17,585,613 0.6 % 4,873,781,796 6
1980 23,005,068 1.36 % 299,643 20,112 26.4 2.73 3 71.2 % 16,383,192 0.6 % 4,458,411,534 6
1975 21,506,855 1.75 % 357,764 59,594 25.5 3.21 3 71.8 % 15,449,887 0.6 % 4,079,087,198 6
1970 19,718,034 2.33 % 429,360 156,445 24.8 3.55 2 71.2 % 14,039,811 0.6 % 3,700,577,650 6
1965 17,571,233 2.12 % 349,202 95,460 27.4 3.84 2 52.2 % 9,179,233 0.6 % 3,339,592,688 6
1960 15,825,224 2.22 % 329,702 81,499 26.4 4.06 2 66.9 % 10,583,753 0.6 % 3,033,212,527 6
1955 14,176,713 2.31 % 305,787 95,460 27.4 3.84 2 64.7 % 9,179,233 0.6 % 2,772,242,535 6
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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Oceania Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationOceania's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationOceania
Rank
2020 42,383,789 1.40 % 568,162 171,575 33.5 2.34 5 70.4 % 29,817,854 0.6 % 7,795,482,309 6
2025 45,075,275 1.24 % 538,297 148,902 34.3 2.28 5 70.5 % 31,790,921 0.6 % 8,185,613,757 6
2030 47,683,184 1.13 % 521,582 150,426 35.1 2.23 6 70.8 % 33,746,950 0.6 % 8,551,198,644 6
2035 50,178,848 1.03 % 499,133 151,080 35.7 2.17 6 71.2 % 35,704,583 0.6 % 8,892,701,940 6
2040 52,572,330 0.94 % 478,696 151,115 36.2 2.13 6 71.7 % 37,702,299 0.6 % 9,210,337,004 6
2045 54,886,722 0.87 % 462,878 151,137 36.8 2.09 6 72.4 % 39,740,581 0.6 % 9,504,209,572 6
2050 57,121,455 0.80 % 446,947 151,147 37.4 2.06 7 73.2 % 41,807,156 0.6 % 9,771,822,753 6
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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Notes

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

The Population of Oceania (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 region 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 countries within Oceania, 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.

Oceania's Share of World Pop: Total population 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 Oceania in the list of all regions worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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