The statistic shows the total population of Australia from 2017 to 2021, with projections up until 2028. In 2021, Australia had a total population of about 25.77 million people.
Population of Australia
Australia is among the ten largest countries in the world, in terms of area size, although its total population is low in relation to this. Much of Australia’s interior remains uninhabited, as the majority of Australians live in coastal metropolises and cities. Most of the population is of European descent (predominantly British), although there is a growing share of the population with Asian heritage; only a small percentage belongs to the indigenous Aboriginal population. Australia's year-on-year population growth is fairly high compared to most other economically and demographically advanced nations, due to comparatively high rates of natural increase and immigration.
Standard of living is fairly high in Australia, which can be seen when looking at the Human Development Index, which ranks countries by their level of human development and living standards, such as their unemployment rate, literacy rate, or life expectancy at birth. Life expectancy of Australia’s population is quite high in international comparison, for example, Australia is also among the leading countries when it comes to this key factor.
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IMF. (October 5, 2023). Australia: Total population from 1980 to 2028 (in millions) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/263740/total-population-of-australia/
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