Australia Population (LIVE)

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Australia Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Australia is 26,613,028 as of Saturday, March 2, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Australia 2023 population is estimated at 26,439,111 people at mid year.
  • 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 (9 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 7,682,300 Km2 (2,966,151 sq. miles)
  • 86.1 % of the population is urban (22,768,759 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Australia is 37.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Australia (2024 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
2024 26,699,482 0.98 % 260,371 139,991 37.8 1.60 3 86.3 % 23,052,351 0.33 % 8,118,835,999 55
2023 26,439,111 1.00 % 261,698 139,991 37.5 1.60 3 86.1 % 22,768,759 0.33 % 8,045,311,447 55
2022 26,177,413 0.99 % 256,324 139,991 37.2 1.60 3 85.9 % 22,483,604 0.33 % 7,975,105,156 55
2020 25,670,051 1.23 % 312,881 117,929 36.7 1.59 3 85.3 % 21,903,705 0.33 % 7,840,952,880 55
2015 23,820,236 1.58 % 360,214 209,466 36.3 1.81 3 85.6 % 20,396,531 0.32 % 7,426,597,537 53
2010 22,019,168 1.77 % 369,487 166,833 36.1 1.95 3 85.6 % 18,842,292 0.32 % 6,985,603,105 54
2005 20,171,731 1.18 % 230,754 132,109 35.5 1.84 3 84.9 % 17,118,434 0.31 % 6,558,176,119 53
2000 19,017,963 1.10 % 202,993109,375 34.4 1.77 2 84.4 % 16,060,093 0.31 % 6,148,898,975 51
1995 18,002,999 1.10 % 190,999 79,727 32.7 1.83 2 85.2 % 15,346,879 0.31 % 5,743,219,454 50
1990 17,048,003 1.55 % 252,464 95,996 31.1 1.90 2 85.4 % 14,558,985 0.32 % 5,316,175,862 49
1985 15,785,682 1.43 % 215,872 87,895 29.8 1.92 2 85.3 % 13,461,702 0.32 % 4,861,730,613 46
1980 14,706,322 1.15 % 163,894 86,522 28.4 1.90 2 85.2 % 12,532,663 0.33 % 4,444,007,706 46
1975 13,886,854 1.97 % 258,364 31,122 27.1 2.16 2 84.5 % 11,727,714 0.34 % 4,069,437,231 42
1970 12,595,034 2.09 % 247,118 258,627 26.6 2.86 2 85.7 % 10,787,874 0.34 % 3,695,390,336 41
1965 11,359,442 2.00 % 214,559 118,655 27.3 2.98 1 83.1 % 9,439,263 0.34 % 3,337,111,983 42
1960 10,286,647 2.24 % 215,361 86,587 28.6 3.45 1 81.6 % 8,389,125 0.34 % 3,019,233,434 39
1955 9,209,844 2.41 % 206,535 95,973 29.2 3.27 1 79.4 % 7,309,544 0.34 % 2,746,072,141 42
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Australia Population Forecast

139,991
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationAustralia
Global Rank
2025 26,958,054 0.98 % 257,601 139,991 38.1 1.61 4 86.6 % 23,335,357 0.33 % 8,191,988,453 55
2030 28,202,414 0.91 % 248,872 139,991 39.5 1.62 4 87.7 % 24,740,161 0.33 % 8,546,141,327 57
2035 29,329,425 0.79 % 225,402 139,991 40.9 1.64 4 89.0 % 26,110,367 0.33 % 8,879,397,401 58
2040 30,355,784 0.69 % 205,272 139,991 42.1 1.65 4 90.5 % 27,469,166 0.33 % 9,188,250,492 60
2045 31,310,778 0.62 % 190,999 139,991 43.0 1.66 4 92.1 % 28,832,697 0.33 % 9,467,543,575 62
2050 32,192,919 0.56 % 176,428   43.6 1.65 4 93.8 % 30,186,022 0.33 % 9,709,491,761 63
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Australia Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Australia
Life Expectancy
83.73 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
3.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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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

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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Australia (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.