Australia is the world's 6th largest country by total area but what is surprising is that it is only ranked as the 52nd most populated countries in the world compare to small countries (by total area). A huge land area with a few people living.
Map of Australia
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the national statistical agency of Australia, the total population of Australia in year 2013 is 22,931,476 as of February 26, 2013.
This projection is based on the estimated population of Australia at June 30, 2012 and is computed with the following criteria:
1 birth every 1 minute and 46 seconds
1 death every 3 minutes and 35 seconds
a net gain of 1 international migration every 2 minutes and 20 seconds which leads to
an overall total population increase of 1 person every 1 minute and 24 seconds
History of Population Statistics by Year
2012 - 22,015,576 (July 2012 estimate of CIA World Factbook)
2009 - 21,262,641 (July 2009 estimate of CIA World Factbook)
2007 - 21,180,632 (end of December 2007 - preliminary)
2006 - 20,848,760 (end of December 2006)
2005 - 20,544,064 (end December 2005)
2004 - 20,252,132 (end December 2004)
2003 - 20,011,882 (end December 2003)
2002 - 19,770,963 (end December 2002)
2001 - 19,533,972 (end December 2001)
Interesting Facts About the Australian Population
CIA World Factbook also provided other demographical information of Australia such as:
18.2% of the population of Australia is composed of 0-14 years old (male 2,050,403/female 1,946,829)
13.5% of the population of Australia is composed of 15-24 years old (male 1,524,835/female 1,447,607)
42.2% is composed of 25-54 years old (the most populated age bracket in Australia) (male 4,713,552/female 4,570,282)
11.8% is composed of 55-64 years old (male 1,294,224/female 1,308,231)
14.4% is composed of 65 years and over (male 1,451,869/female 1,707,744) (2012 estimate)
CIA also provides the growth rate, birth rate and death rate in Australia:
1.126% growth rate (2012 estimate) - ranked as 105th country with the highest growth rate in the world
12.28 birth every 1,000 population (2012 estimate) - ranked as 161st country with the highest birth rate in the world
6.94 deaths every 1,000 population (July 2012 estimate) - ranked as the 133rd country with the highest death rate in the world
Sydney is the most populated state/city in Australia.
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