Australia is, comparatively speaking, a sparsely populated country. It’s geographically a similar size to North America, yet the population is a fraction of the size; as of 2020, Australia’s population was over 25 million and North America's was 579 million. The population centers are located predominantly in the east and southeastern areas of the country, with New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland being the states with the highest population.
When it comes to migration, thelargest number of the foreign-born population are from England; Australia has nearly one million residents from the UK. The next largest numbers are from neighboring New Zealand, as well as India and China.
Births, marriages and divorce
The number of births in Australia has remained largely the same since 2011, with around 295 thousand babies being born annually. This figure only fluctuates slightly year on year. Thenumber of marriages by state mostly follows population figures; there are more marriages in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland than in the rest of Australia.
This text provides general information. Statista assumes no
liability for the information given being complete or correct.
Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date
data than referenced in the text.
In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 22 most important statistics relating to "Demographics of Australia".