Australia Population 2022


Australia map
  • The current population of Australia is estimated at 26,092,933 people as of June, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Australia represent 0.33% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Australia is 3.5 inhabitants per km2.
  • Australia is located in southern hemisphere, between the Indian and the Pacific ocean.
  • Australia ranks number 55 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Australia is -25.2740° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 133.7750° E.
  • The median age in Australia is 38.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Australia is $20.33 (AUD) per hour as of 1 July 2021 (around 14 USD per hour).
  • The countries that Australia shares its land boundary with are not existent (has no land borders).

Australia

Official name Commonwealth of Australia
Location southern hemisphere, between the Indian and the Pacific ocean
Capital Canberra
Population 26,080,540 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 3.5/km2
Population growth rate 1.17% (in 2022)
Area 7,692,024 km2 (2,969,905.85 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Life expectancy 83.60 years
Internet TLD .au
Call code +61

Australia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 25,706,114 12,801,645 12,904,469 49.8% 50.2% 22,168,953 86.24%
2019 25,378,428 12,638,457 12,739,971 49.8% 50.2% 21,855,902 86.12%
2018 24,997,678 12,448,844 12,548,834 49.8% 50.2% 21,500,503 86.01%
2017 24,616,621 12,259,077 12,357,544 49.8% 50.2% 21,145,677 85.9%
2016 24,205,422 12,056,721 12,148,701 49.81% 50.19% 20,768,252 85.8%
2015 23,830,285 11,874,631 11,955,654 49.83% 50.17% 20,422,554 85.7%
2014 23,489,771 11,712,000 11,777,771 49.86% 50.14% 20,107,244 85.6%
2013 23,142,006 11,547,861 11,594,145 49.9% 50.1% 19,786,415 85.5%
2012 22,747,105 11,362,179 11,384,926 49.95% 50.05% 19,426,028 85.4%
2011 22,353,428 11,174,479 11,178,949 49.99% 50.01% 19,067,474 85.3%
2010 22,044,969 11,024,689 11,020,280 50.01% 49.99% 18,777,905 85.18%
2009 21,704,715 10,854,528 10,850,187 50.01% 49.99% 18,462,031 85.06%
2008 21,261,950 10,628,849 10,633,101 49.99% 50.01% 18,059,900 84.94%
2007 20,840,097 10,411,712 10,428,385 49.96% 50.04% 17,676,570 84.82%
2006 20,710,319 10,340,662 10,369,657 49.93% 50.07% 17,541,640 84.7%
2005 20,407,037 10,183,111 10,223,926 49.9% 50.1% 17,260,272 84.58%
2004 20,139,476 10,047,585 10,091,891 49.89% 50.11% 17,009,801 84.46%
2003 19,907,337 9,931,770 9,975,567 49.89% 50.11% 16,789,848 84.34%
2002 19,663,191 9,811,932 9,851,259 49.9% 50.1% 16,560,339 84.22%
2001 19,424,648 9,690,957 9,733,691 49.89% 50.11% 16,336,129 84.1%
2000 19,164,492 9,559,249 9,605,243 49.88% 50.12% 16,144,168 84.24%
1999 18,937,356 9,442,166 9,495,190 49.86% 50.14% 15,977,447 84.37%
1998 18,722,227 9,329,286 9,392,941 49.83% 50.17% 15,820,282 84.5%
1997 18,528,110 9,225,146 9,302,964 49.79% 50.21% 15,682,192 84.64%
1996 18,321,987 9,117,021 9,204,966 49.76% 50.24% 15,531,548 84.77%
1995 18,082,843 8,996,214 9,086,629 49.75% 50.25% 15,352,334 84.9%
1994 17,865,713 8,888,192 8,977,521 49.75% 50.25% 15,191,216 85.03%
1993 17,677,600 8,798,142 8,879,458 49.77% 50.23% 15,054,244 85.16%
1992 17,505,497 8,717,738 8,787,759 49.8% 50.2% 14,930,438 85.29%
1991 17,294,370 8,617,785 8,676,585 49.83% 50.17% 14,769,392 85.4%
1990 17,075,339 8,512,056 8,563,283 49.85% 50.15% 14,587,462 85.43%
1989 16,824,489 8,390,373 8,434,116 49.87% 50.13% 14,378,208 85.46%
1988 16,542,119 8,252,863 8,289,256 49.89% 50.11% 14,141,858 85.49%
1987 16,273,658 8,120,555 8,153,103 49.9% 50.1% 13,917,232 85.52%
1986 16,028,011 7,999,580 8,028,431 49.91% 50.09% 13,711,963 85.55%
1985 15,767,455 7,869,537 7,897,918 49.91% 50.09% 13,493,788 85.58%
1984 15,553,326 7,762,665 7,790,661 49.91% 50.09% 13,315,202 85.61%
1983 15,378,221 7,673,732 7,704,489 49.9% 50.1% 13,169,908 85.64%
1982 15,187,107 7,576,848 7,610,259 49.89% 50.11% 13,010,795 85.67%
1981 14,935,956 7,450,055 7,485,901 49.88% 50.12% 12,800,114 85.7%
1980 14,700,815 7,335,707 7,365,108 49.9% 50.1% 12,576,547 85.55%
1979 14,522,708 7,249,736 7,272,972 49.92% 50.08% 12,402,393 85.4%
1978 14,366,615 7,177,561 7,189,054 49.96% 50.04% 12,247,539 85.25%
1977 14,200,515 7,101,678 7,098,837 50.01% 49.99% 12,084,638 85.1%
1976 14,041,420 7,030,539 7,010,881 50.07% 49.93% 11,928,186 84.95%
1975 13,901,336 6,965,959 6,935,377 50.11% 49.89% 11,786,943 84.79%
1974 13,731,234 6,886,214 6,845,020 50.15% 49.85% 11,622,116 84.64%
1973 13,388,028 6,718,112 6,669,916 50.18% 49.82% 11,310,206 84.48%
1972 13,184,906 6,620,141 6,564,765 50.21% 49.79% 11,117,513 84.32%
1971 12,944,762 6,502,154 6,442,608 50.23% 49.77% 10,894,312 84.16%
1970 12,514,504 6,288,538 6,225,966 50.25% 49.75% 10,512,183 84%
1969 12,271,584 6,168,925 6,102,659 50.27% 49.73% 10,288,496 83.84%
1968 12,017,406 6,042,352 5,975,054 50.28% 49.72% 10,054,964 83.67%
1967 11,807,259 5,939,051 5,868,208 50.3% 49.7% 9,860,242 83.51%
1966 11,659,156 5,865,721 5,793,435 50.31% 49.69% 9,716,741 83.34%
1965 11,395,972 5,735,593 5,660,379 50.33% 49.67% 9,466,634 83.07%
1964 11,174,817 5,627,638 5,547,179 50.36% 49.64% 9,251,631 82.79%
1963 10,957,665 5,521,567 5,436,098 50.39% 49.61% 9,041,169 82.51%
1962 10,749,519 5,419,907 5,329,612 50.42% 49.58% 8,839,329 82.23%
1961 10,490,338 5,293,425 5,196,913 50.46% 49.54% 8,595,783 81.94%
1960 10,283,671 5,192,225 5,091,446 50.49% 49.51% 8,384,277 81.53%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Australia ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Australia. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Australia

# City Population 2022
1 Sydney 5,012,162
2 Melbourne 4,958,262
3 Brisbane 2,517,295
4 Perth 2,124,939
5 Adelaide 1,378,661
6 Gold Coast–Tweed Heads 724,528
7 Newcastle–Maitland 512,668
8 Canberra–Queanbeyan 468,960
9 Sunshine Coast 359,666
10 Central Coast 341,427
11 Wollongong 314,699
12 Geelong 290,530
13 Hobart 221,227
14 Townsville 186,067
15 Cairns 157,586
16 Toowoomba 141,717
17 Darwin 134,268
18 Ballarat 112,820
19 Bendigo 104,927
20 Albury–Wodonga 98,674
21 Launceston 90,000
22 Mackay 82,440
23 Rockhampton 81,245
24 Melton 78,355
25 Bunbury 76,169
26 Coffs Harbour 74,527
27 Bundaberg 72,748
28 Wagga Wagga 57,644
29 Hervey Bay 57,102
30 Shepparton–Mooroopna 53,132
31 Mildura–Wentworth 52,473
32 Port Macquarie 50,829
33 Gladstone–Tannum Sands 46,583
34 Tamworth 43,937
35 Traralgon–Morwell 43,245
36 Warragul–Drouin 42,486
37 Bowral–Mittagong 42,113
38 Orange 41,708
39 Busselton 41,491
40 Dubbo 39,836
41 Nowra–Bomaderry 39,608
42 Bathurst 38,501
43 Geraldton 37,559
44 Warrnambool 36,445
45 Albany 34,946
46 Devonport 31,288
47 Mount Gambier 30,359
48 Kalgoorlie–Boulder 29,024
49 Nelson Bay 29,009
50 Lismore 28,752
51 Victor Harbor–Goolwa 28,393
52 Burnie–Wynyard 27,965
53 Maryborough 27,828
54 Ballina 27,774
55 Morisset–Cooranbong 27,252
56 Alice Springs 26,693
57 Taree 26,582
58 Goulburn 24,856
59 Bacchus Marsh 24,828
60 Armidale 24,517
61 Gisborne–Macedon 23,042
62 Echuca–Moama 22,324
63 Gympie 22,274
64 Whyalla 21,445
65 Forster–Tuncurry 21,389
66 Griffith 20,841
67 St Georges Basin–Sanctuary Point 20,499
68 Yeppoon 20,046
69 Wangaratta 19,740
70 Murray Bridge 19,692
71 Camden Haven 19,263
72 Grafton 19,251
73 Mount Isa 18,376
74 Karratha 17,740
75 Ulladulla 17,416
76 Broken Hill 17,379
77 Moe–Newborough 17,108
78 Batemans Bay 17,089
79 Horsham 16,977
80 Port Lincoln 16,776
81 Singleton 16,302
82 Yanchep 15,960
83 Bairnsdale 15,862
84 Kempsey 15,614
85 Sale 15,603
86 Warwick 15,404
87 Port Hedland 15,237
88 Ulverstone 14,746
89 Emerald 14,625
90 Broome 14,498
91 Port Pirie 14,249
92 Port Augusta 13,354
93 Lithgow 12,871
94 Mudgee 12,840
95 Colac 12,636
96 Muswellbrook 12,397
97 Esperance 12,144
98 Parkes 11,191
99 Swan Hill 11,068
100 Portland 10,924