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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .


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Population of Australia 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Australia was estimated to be 24 168 303 people. This is an increase of 1.57 % (372 640 people) compared to population of 23 795 663 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 161 573. Due to external migration, the population increased by 211 068. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.994 (994 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Australia population in 2015:

Australia population 2016

During 2016 Australia population is projected to increased by 378 476 people and reach 24 546 779 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 164 103. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 214 373 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Australia (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Australia population in 2016 will be the following:

The population of Australia will be increased by 1 037 persons daily in 2016.

Australia population density

Australia population density is 3.1 people per square kilometer as of August 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Australia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Australia. The total area of Australia is 7 741 220 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Australia age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 according to our estimates Australia had the following population age distribution:

18.3 67.7 14

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Australia population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Australia age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Australia is 47.7 %.

The value of 47.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Australia must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Australia is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Australia is 27 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Australia is 20.7 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Australia age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Australia is 81.8 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 79.4 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 84.4 years.

Australia historical population (1951 - 2016)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2016

Australia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19518 297 492N/A %
19528 522 3462.71 %
19538 724 4952.37 %
19548 918 2232.22 %
19559 113 6662.19 %
19569 316 7132.23 %
19579 529 0052.28 %
19589 748 3332.30 %
19599 969 4312.27 %
196010 185 9662.17 %
196110 393 6202.04 %
196210 593 0661.92 %
196310 791 9601.88 %
196411 003 8481.96 %
196511 241 5032.16 %
196611 512 6462.41 %
196711 816 5382.64 %
196812 140 6632.74 %
196912 463 3852.66 %
197012 763 0002.40 %
197113 027 6762.07 %
197213 257 4151.76 %
197313 458 2141.51 %
197413 638 7951.34 %
197513 809 0371.25 %
197613 973 8151.19 %
197714 133 3071.14 %
197814 290 1001.11 %
197914 450 4721.12 %
198014 620 3621.18 %
198114 803 1711.25 %
198214 999 6231.33 %
198315 209 7411.40 %
198415 433 4231.47 %
198515 669 8171.53 %
198615 919 0351.59 %
198716 180 9021.64 %
198816 450 3421.67 %
198916 717 5791.62 %
199016 973 0611.53 %
199117 211 3441.40 %
199217 432 1031.28 %
199317 638 4081.18 %
199417 835 3211.12 %
199518 028 4921.08 %
199618 221 5551.07 %
199718 415 6561.07 %
199818 611 0731.06 %
199918 808 0561.06 %
200019 007 0941.06 %
200119 207 9661.06 %
200219 411 5331.06 %
200319 624 8201.10 %
200419 860 3651.20 %
200520 129 8791.36 %
200620 440 2551.54 %
200720 791 0891.72 %
200821 173 1491.84 %
200921 570 5191.88 %
201021 966 7771.84 %
201122 352 6171.76 %
201222 726 8731.67 %
201323 090 9201.60 %
201423 446 4091.54 %
201523 795 6631.49 %
201624 168 3031.57 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.