Australia Population (LIVE)

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Australia Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Australia is 25,264,614 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • 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 79,201 30.2 3.18 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

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 % 7,794,798,739 181
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 % 222,394 146,326 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).

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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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