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Australia - Total population

24,106,000
(persons)
in 2016

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.

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.

Date Value Change, %
2016 24,106,000 1.37 %
2015 23,781,169 1.35 %
2014 23,464,086 1.50 %
2013 23,117,353 1.71 %
2012 22,728,254 1.74 %
2011 22,340,024 1.40 %
2010 22,031,750 1.57 %
2009 21,691,700 2.08 %
2008 21,249,200 2.02 %
2007 20,827,600 0.63 %
2006 20,697,900 1.49 %
2005 20,394,800