Over the last 50 years, population of Australia grew substantially from 11.8 million to 24.1 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 1.37 % in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.