Australia’s Population Map Infographic
Australia is a diverse and vibrant country, with a population of over 26.3 million people. It is known for its unique wildlife, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture.
In this article, we bring you a visualised overview of Australia’s population to help break down the demographics.
Australia has increased it’s population by 1.7 times in the last 40 years. From 14.5 million in 1981 to 26.3 million currently.
The largest cities in Australia, including Sydney (5.3m), Melbourne (5m), and Brisbane (2.6m). With Perth not too far behind (2.3M). An interesting aspect of Australia is the density of its population towards the coast. Having the desert outback in the centre, the cooler climates and proximity to water lead its population to occupy these more liveable areas.
Australia is made up of 6 generations, ranging from the Builders (born 1939-1945) to Generation Alpha (born 2010-2024). With Millenials overtaking Boomers to be Australia’s largest generation.
- Total population is 26.3m people
- The median age is 38
- There are 10m households, with an average size of 2.5 people per household
- Sydney is home to most Australians, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide