Demographics of Australia

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date30 Oct 2021

As of 2021, the population of Australia is projected at 25.78 million, up by 1.13% compared with 25.5 million in 2020. Australia is ranked 55th in terms of population and 99th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 90 thousand births in Australia in 2021. That is 247 per day, which is ranked 114th. The crude birth rate is 10 per 1000 people. There are 0.17 million deaths in Australia in 2021. That is 471 per day, which is ranked 58th. The crude death rate is 6.67 per 1000 people.

22.2 million people are living in urban areas, which is 86.36% of Australia population. Australia is ranked 50th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Australia in 2021 is 99.2 males per 100 females. There are 12.84 million males and 12.94 million females in Australia. The percentage of female population is 50.21% compare to 49.79% male population. Australia has 0.11 million more males than females. Australia is at 105th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Australia population

Year Population Growth (%)
19508,177,348-
19559,165,7002.18
196010,242,0702.13
196511,313,1862.24
197012,793,0302.19
197513,773,2901.23
198014,588,4001.22
198515,663,6721.56
199016,960,6001.48
199517,993,0831.09
200018,991,4341.08
200520,178,5431.5
201022,154,6871.86
201523,932,4991.42
201624,262,7101.38
201724,584,6191.33
201824,898,1531.28
201925,203,2001.23
202025,499,8811.18
202125,788,2171.13
  • Total
  • Crude

Australia death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195079,786187,8419.6322.80
195582,526211,7708.9923.03
196088,885226,7618.6922.18
196599,851235,4948.7520.65
1970108,667249,9698.5619.66
1975109,545239,6037.9617.44
1980109,332227,0567.4715.49
1985114,202240,6517.2715.32
1990119,829253,6367.0914.99
1995125,033254,8186.9514.17
2000129,484246,7586.8213.00
2005134,442270,2036.6213.28
2010144,457302,5186.5413.70
2015156,723314,7816.5513.16
2020169,182318,4786.6412.50
2021171,823317,9336.6712.34
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Australia

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19506,296,8001,880,542-77.003
19557,309,5441,901,3642.8179.357
19608,389,1251,900,5822.6481.529
19659,439,2631,924,0502.5783.068
197010,787,8742,055,0332.3883.999
197511,727,7142,103,4921.4284.792
198012,532,6632,116,4511.3985.552
198513,461,7022,267,9411.5385.582
199014,558,9852,482,4461.4585.433
199515,346,8792,729,8640.9384.898
200016,060,0933,005,7440.9184.235
200517,118,4343,120,4691.6084.582
201018,842,2923,277,7721.9085.182
201520,396,5313,403,0251.5085.701
202021,903,7053,494,4721.3786.241
202122,195,5393,504,9161.3386.362
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Australia population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 866,391 820,342 1,686,733 6.54 105.613
05-09 850,335 807,415 1,657,750 6.43 105.316
10-14 839,999 799,022 1,639,021 6.36 105.128
15-19 791,122 755,975 1,547,097 6.00 104.649
20-24 804,930 779,395 1,584,325 6.14 103.276
25-29 899,999 861,954 1,761,953 6.83 104.414
30-34 943,166 934,768 1,877,934 7.28 100.898
35-39 938,125 938,150 1,876,275 7.28 99.997
40-44 825,489 832,302 1,657,791 6.43 99.181
45-49 830,347 843,950 1,674,297 6.49 98.388
50-54 776,379 797,664 1,574,043 6.10 97.332
55-59 767,927 783,519 1,551,446 6.02 98.010
60-64 706,832 737,384 1,444,216 5.60 95.857
65-69 611,207 643,580 1,254,787 4.87 94.970
70-74 538,458 569,975 1,108,433 4.30 94.470
75-79 384,661 418,631 803,292 3.11 91.885
80-84 248,692 288,779 537,471 2.08 86.118
85-89 141,384 193,850 335,234 1.30 72.935
90-94 60,753 104,320 165,073 0.64 58.237
95-99 13,981 32,344 46,325 0.18 43.226
100+ 1,025 3,696 4,721 0.02 27.733
Total 12,841,202 12,947,015 25,788,217 99.183