Australia Population (LIVE)

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Australia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Australia is 25,315,524 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Australia 2019 population is estimated at 25,203,198 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Australia population is equivalent to 0.33% of the total world population.
  • Australia ranks number 55 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)
  • 85.7 % of the population is urban (21,607,414 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Australia is 37.3 years.

Population of Australia (2019 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
2019 25,203,198 1.23 % 305,046 158,246 37.3 1.87 3 85.7 % 21,607,414 0.33 % 7,713,468,100 55
2018 24,898,152 1.28 % 313,532 158,246 37.3 1.87 3 85.6 % 21,307,040 0.33 % 7,631,091,040 55
2017 24,584,620 1.33 % 321,908 158,246 37.3 1.87 3 85.4 % 21,003,923 0.33 % 7,547,858,925 53
2016 24,262,712 1.38 % 330,210 158,246 37.3 1.87 3 85.3 % 20,700,043 0.33 % 7,464,022,049 53
2015 23,932,502 1.56 % 355,565 197,875 37.2 1.89 3 85.2 % 20,396,531 0.32 % 7,379,797,139 53
2010 22,154,679 1.89 % 395,228 242,160 36.8 1.95 3 85.0 % 18,842,292 0.32 % 6,956,823,603 53
2005 20,178,540 1.22 % 237,422 117,856 36.5 1.77 3 84.8 % 17,118,434 0.31 % 6,541,907,027 52
2000 18,991,431 1.09 % 199,67177,684 35.4 1.79 2 84.6 % 16,060,093 0.31 % 6,143,493,823 51
1995 17,993,074 1.19 % 206,495 70,216 33.6 1.86 2 85.3 % 15,346,879 0.31 % 5,744,212,979 51
1990 16,960,597 1.60 % 259,387 130,842 32.1 1.86 2 85.8 % 14,558,985 0.32 % 5,327,231,061 49
1985 15,663,663 1.43 % 215,052 90,714 30.7 1.91 2 85.9 % 13,461,702 0.32 % 4,870,921,740 47
1980 14,588,405 1.16 % 163,023 47,149 29.3 1.99 2 85.9 % 12,532,663 0.33 % 4,458,003,514 46
1975 13,773,288 1.49 % 196,051 51,906 28.1 2.54 2 85.1 % 11,727,714 0.34 % 4,079,480,606 42
1970 12,793,034 2.49 % 295,968 161,239 27.4 2.87 2 84.3 % 10,787,874 0.35 % 3,700,437,046 42
1965 11,313,195 2.01 % 214,224 76,869 28.3 3.27 1 83.4 % 9,439,263 0.34 % 3,339,583,597 42
1960 10,242,076 2.25 % 215,274 79,911 29.6 3.41 1 81.9 % 8,389,125 0.34 % 3,034,949,748 39
1955 9,165,707 2.31 % 197,673 79,201 30.2 3.18 1 79.7 % 7,309,544 0.33 % 2,773,019,936 42
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Australia Population Forecast

146,326
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 25,499,884 1.28 % 313,476 158,246 37.9 1.83 3 85.9 % 21,903,705 0.33 % 7,794,798,739 55
2025 26,879,753 1.06 % 275,974 135,469 38.9 1.83 3 86.8 % 23,335,357 0.33 % 8,184,437,460 55
2030 28,177,481 0.95 % 259,546 139,877 40.0 1.83 4 87.8 % 24,740,161 0.33 % 8,548,487,400 55
2035 29,410,244 0.86 % 246,553 145,797 40.8 1.83 4 88.8 % 26,110,367 0.33 % 8,887,524,213 57
2040 30,572,489 0.78 % 232,449 145,756 41.3 1.83 4 89.8 % 27,469,166 0.33 % 9,198,847,240 59
2045 31,702,142 0.73 % 225,931 145,991 41.5 1.83 4 90.9 % 28,832,697 0.33 % 9,481,803,274 59
2050 32,814,113 0.69 % 222,394   41.8 1.83 4 92.0 % 30,186,022 0.34 % 9,735,033,990 62
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Australia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Australia
Life Expectancy
83.94 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
12,698,625 49.80% 12,801,256 50.20% 25,499,884 0.99

Population Pyramid for Australia (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 2,524,371 51.31% 2,395,177 48.69% 4,919,548 19.29%
15-24 1,588,697 51.01% 1,525,777 48.99% 3,114,474 12.21%
25-54 5,181,719 50.00% 5,181,895 50.00% 10,363,614 40.64%
55-64 1,461,112 49.23% 1,506,825 50.77% 2,967,937 11.64%
65+ 1,942,726 46.99% 2,191,582 53.01% 4,134,308 16.21%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 4,919,548 19.29% 29.9
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 16,446,025 64.49% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 4,134,308 16.21% 25.1
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
9,053,856 35.51% 55.1

Main Cities by Population in Australia

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Sydney 4,627,345
2 Melbourne 4,246,375
3 Brisbane 2,189,878
4 Perth 1,896,548
5 Adelaide 1,225,235
6 Gold Coast 591,473
7 Canberra 367,752
8 Newcastle 308,308
9 Wollongong 292,190
10 Logan City 282,673
11 Geelong 226,034
12 Hobart 216,656
13 Townsville 196,219
14 Cairns 153,075
15 Toowoomba 131,258
16 Darwin 129,062
17 Rockingham 108,022
18 Launceston 106,153
19 Bendigo 100,617
20 Ballarat 97,937
21 Mandurah 83,294
22 Mackay 74,219
23 Bundaberg 70,826
24 Bunbury 68,248
25 Maitland 67,132
26 Armadale 62,296
27 Rockhampton 61,724
28 Adelaide Hills 60,394
29 South Brisbane 60,000
30 Hervey Bay 52,230
31 Reservoir 47,637
32 Tamworth 47,597
33 Wagga Wagga 46,913
34 Albury 45,627
35 Berwick 44,779
36 Port Macquarie 41,491
37 Queanbeyan 40,661
38 Orange 39,329
39 Blacktown 39,000
40 Shepparton 38,773
41 Caloundra 38,706
42 Hoppers Crossing 38,108
43 Werribee 37,737
44 Melton 35,490
45 Castle Hill 35,389
46 Saint Albans 35,091
47 Nowra 34,479
48 Frankston 34,457
48 Frankston East 34,457
49 Rowville 34,145
50 Warrnambool 33,982
51 Baulkham Hills 33,945
52 Albany 33,650
53 Mount Waverley 33,611
54 St Albans 33,511
55 Auburn 33,122
56 Bathurst 33,110
57 Pakenham South 32,911
58 Point Cook 32,413
59 Dubbo 32,327
60 Epping 32,200
61 Wodonga 31,605
62 Kalgoorlie 31,107
63 Bankstown 30,572
64 Mill Park 30,517
65 Gladstone 30,489
66 Kwinana 30,433
67 Lismore 30,086
68 Mildura 30,016
69 Preston 29,925

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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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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