Breakdown of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia 2016 by population

In 2016, the total population of Aboriginal people in Australia was 727,485. By comparison, Torres Strait Islander residents numbered under 40,000 people. The Indigenous peoples of Australia are differentiated by the area of Australia their ancestors inhabited and their distinctive languages, cultural practices, and beliefs. There is much diversity within these two main indigenous groups however; Aboriginal people come from the Australian mainland and Tasmania and Torres Strait Islander people are associated with the string of islands between northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea.

Breakdown of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia in 2016, by indigenous population

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Release date

September 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

as of June 2016

Supplementary notes

Numbers are estimates.

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