Australia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. With a population of approximately 26 million over a vast area of approximately 7.7 million square kilometers, it has a population of 3.35 people per square kilometer (as of 2023).
The following statistics about population is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):
(people per km2)
|United States of America||9,809,000||29|
The following table shows the respective states Area in km2, it’s Capital City and it’s Total Population:
|State / Territory||Area
|New South Wales||801,150||Sydney||8,072,163|
|Australian Capital Territory||2,358||Canberra||454,499|
|TOTAL (incl. other territories)||25,422,788|
Australia is a vibrant, multicultural country. Almost half of the country’s population was either born overseas or has at least one parent born overseas. And the people there come from every culture, every race, every faith, every nation.
Many ethnic groups are represented in Australia, making it one of the most the most culturally diverse countries in the world.
Australia’s diversity is described here:
・Over 28% of Australians were born in another country.
・21% of Australians have at least one parent who was born overseas.
・Australian migrants are from more than 190 countries;
・2.8% of Australians are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
Top 5 countries of birth in Australia by number, as of 2021 (From ABS)
|Country of birth||Persons (count)||Proportion of population (%)|
Though Australia is predominantly a Christian country; however, all religions are represented in Australian society and people are free to practice their own choice of religion. Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues are located in most major cities.
|Census year||Christian (%)||Other religions (%)||No religion (%)|