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

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

as of June 2016

Supplementary notes

Numbers are estimates.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia "

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.