Australia Population and stats




On 1st March 2013 9.30am (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia is projected to be:


22,934,340






One births every 1 minute and 46 seconds,


 One death every 3 minutes and 40 seconds ,


A net gain of one international migration every 3 minute and 05 seconds , leading to


An overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 37 seconds .




Life expectancy in Australia is 78.7 years for males and 83.5 years for females.






Australia refers to both the continent of Australia and to the Commonwealth of Australia, the sovereign country. Australia, the world's smallest continent, is in the southern hemisphere and borders both the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean

80% of Australias population live on the coast.

Australia has six states New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia and two major mainland territories—the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).


For generations, the vast majority of immigrants came from the British Isles, and the people of Australia are still mainly of British or Irish ethnic origin. In the 2006 Australian census, the most commonly nominated ancestry was Australian.


The Australian mainland has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years by Indigenous Australians.
The Indigenous population, mainland Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders was counted at approx 410,003 (2.2 per cent of the total population).


Australia has no state religion. In the 2006 census, 64 per cent of Australians listed themselves as Christian, including 26 per cent as Roman Catholic and 19 per cent as Anglican. About 19 per cent of the population cited "No religion".




Around 24 per cent Australians over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities in Australia.