flag Australia Australia: Statistical Overview

Capital: Canberra


Total Population: 25,978,935
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 3 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.5%
Population of main urban zones: Melbourne (4,969,300); Sydney (4,966,800); Brisbane (2,475,700); Perth (2,083,700); Adelaide (1,357,500); Gold Coast (709,500); Newcastle (498,000); Canberra (465,000)
Ethnic Origins: Australia is a multicultural nation with more than 170 different nationalities whose diversity is continually growing. 85% of the population is of European origin (mostly English, Irish, Scottish, Italian and Greek), with around 9% of Asian origin and 3% who identify as Indigenous Australian. In 2019, 29.7% of the population were born overseas. (Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS).
Official Language: The official language of Australia is English. English is also the common language in different sectors such as the legislature, justice, administrative services, work and correspondence.
Other Languages Spoken: In Australia minority groups use more than 200 languages including the Aborigine languages and immigrant languages (Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Turkish, etc.)
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestant 30%; Catholic 25%; Unspecified 9%; Buddhist 2.5%; Muslim 2.2%.
A declining majority of people (58% according to certain surveys) say they are Christian. Most Protestant Churches, except the Anglican Church, have merged to form the Uniting Church; the Catholic Church has a large following. There are also non-Christian minorities. 20% of the population say they are non-believers. While traditional Aboriginal religions exist and are closely linked to culture and the land, many Indigenous Australians were converted to Christianity after Australia's colonisation.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
It is %T:%M %A In Adelaide
It is %T:%M %A In Perth

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Country Overview

Area: 7,741,220 km²
Type of State: The Commonwealth of Australia is a Federal State of six States and two Territories based on a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
Services are dominant in the economy; abundant natural resources; greatest number of national parks and natural reserves in the world.
HDI*: 0.935/1
HDI (World Rank): 2/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Australia, dial  0011
To call Australia, dial +61
Internet Suffix: .au
Computers: 68.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 45.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 82.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 221,564211,824261,165309,189287,740
Exports of Goods (million USD) 271,005250,823344,864412,683370,866
Imports of Services (million USD) 71,32240,11741,31566,54874,867
Exports of Services (million USD) 70,65249,88345,03652,08775,349

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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