Australia: Total Population, by year
YearInhabitants,
in millions
202828.26
202727.92
202627.59
202527.27
202426.93
202326.58
202226.27
202125.77
202025.63
201925.52
201825.15
201724.76
201624.39
201523.99
201423.64
201323.30
201222.93
201122.52
201022.17
200921.87
200821.48
200721.02
200620.63
200520.31
200420.05
200319.83
200219.61
200119.39
200019.14
199918.92
199818.71
199718.51
199618.33
199518.12
199417.89
199317.72
199217.56
199117.38
199017.17
198916.94
198816.69
198716.40
198616.14
198515.90
198415.68
198315.48
198215.29
198115.04
198014.80
  • Region: Australia
  • Time period: 1980 to 2021
  • Published: Oct 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Population Growth from 1980 to 2028

Australia's population increased from 14.80 million in 1980 to an estimated 28.26 million in 2028, nearly doubling over 48 years.

Average Annual Growth Rate Between 2010 and 2020

Between 2010 and 2020, the average annual growth rate was approximately 1.73%, calculated from a rise from 22.17 million to 25.63 million inhabitants.

Deceleration in Growth Rate

The growth rate showed a deceleration in the latest years, with an increase from 26.93 million in 2024 to 28.26 million in 2028, representing a slower average annual growth rate compared to the previous decade.

Largest Yearly Increase

The largest single-year increase occurred between 2020 and 2021, with a rise of approximately 0.54 million inhabitants, indicating a significant population growth spike during that period.

Steady Growth in the Early 2000s

The early 2000s saw a steady growth pattern, with the population increasing from 19.14 million in 2000 to 20.31 million in 2005, showcasing a robust growth trend in the early part of the century.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much did Australia's population increase from 1980 to 2028?

Australia's population increased from 14.80 million in 1980 to an estimated 28.26 million in 2028.

What was the average annual growth rate in Australia between 2010 and 2020?

The average annual growth rate was approximately 1.73% from 2010 to 2020.

When did the largest single-year increase occur?

The largest single-year increase occurred between 2020 and 2021, with a rise of approximately 0.54 million inhabitants.

Terms and Definitions

Population refers to the total number of individuals residing in a specific area or region at a given time. It includes everyone, regardless of their nationality, age, gender, and cultural background. In the context of this article, population refers to the total number of people living in Australia.

The total population is a term used in demography that refers to the entire count of individuals or residents in a designated geographical area. This count includes all people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. For Australia, it refers to the overall number of people living in the country.

Population trend refers to changes in population over time. This change can go in any direction, be it growth or decline. Factors that can influence these trends include birth rates, death rates, immigration, emigration, and other demographic elements.

Demographics are the statistical data relating to populations such as age, gender, ethnic background, income levels, and education. It provides valuable insights into different groups within a population, their behaviours, needs and how changes might affect them.

The birth rate is the number of live births per 1,000 people per year. It is a crucial factor in determining population trends as high birth rates may lead to population growth.

Death rate, typically measured per 1,000 individuals per year, signifies the frequency of deaths in a specific population during a specific time period. A high death rate, particularly when higher than the birth rate, may lead to a population decline.

Immigration is the process wherein individuals move into a country with the intention to stay and live there permanently. This movement can affect the population size as more people immigrate into Australia.

Emigration is the opposite of immigration, referring to the act of leaving one's own country to live in another country. High levels of emigration may result in population decrease.
All statistics
All topics
Demography
Demography studies the characteristics of human populations, including aspects such as birth rate, death rate, migration, and how these elements can influence societal structure and development. Read more »
All locations
Australia
Explore the comprehensive statistical profile of Australia, encompassing a wide array of data points from geographic and demographic details to economic indicators and healthcare statistics, offering a deep insight into the country ranked 2nd in the UN Human Development Index. Read more »
Share