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Australia - Population density

3.1
(people per sq. km)
in 2016

Over the last 50 years, population density of Australia grew substantially from 1.5 to 3.1 people per sq. km rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.44 % in 1971 and then decreased to 1.42 % in 2016.

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Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers.

Date Value Change, %
2016 3.1 1.42 %
2015 3.1 1.40 %
2014 3.1 1.49 %
2013 3.0 1.71 %
2012 3.0 1.74 %
2011 2.9 1.40 %
2010 2.9 1.57 %
2009 2.8 2.08 %
2008 2.8 2.02 %
2007 2.7 0.63 %
2006 2.7 1.49 %
2005 2.7