Australia Population







Australia Population



Population in Australia

Australia Analysts have forecast that Australia population would jump to about 30 million to 45 million by year 2056.


The estimate comes despite the country’s rapidly aging population. Currently, there are about 21.7 million Australians scattered all across the continent and its island territories.


Analysts’ projection synchronizes with the latest Social Trends by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which expect Australia population to rise to about 30.9 million by year 2056. The given figure already factors in decline in overall fertility rate and declining overseas migration.

It is estimated that if Australian women decide to have more children and if migration increases dramatically to about 220,000 annually, national population could reach up to 42.5 million in the period.



That is still shy of independent analysts’ forecast, though. Whichever figure is accounted for, it is just certain that the country is aggressively expending and that the national and state governments should all be appropriately and effectively prepared.

Rising Australia population logically has obvious implications for basic provisions for housing, urban infrastructure, transportation, alternative energy sources, water, and other basic population necessities.

Australia Population

Some researchers point out that the country has apparently neglected several infrastructures in the past three decades.


There is a need for the government to plan for a bigger future population. Studies suggest that otherwise, Australia will potentially end up much worse than it currently is.More on Australia population estimates. Much of the projected population growth is expected in the state of Queensland, which when that happens will immediately overtake the state of Victoria as the second most populous in the country by 2050.


By that time, Queensland population is expected to peak at 8.7 million, double its current figure, while that of Victoria will peak at 8.6 million, higher by 3.3 million from the current number. Meanwhile, back to present, latest figures indicate a 1.8% population growth from September 2007 to September 2008 (latest data).

Natural population growth accounted for 39% of the rise, while migration contributed up to 61% of population increase. Western Australia recorded the highest population growth at 2.9%, while Tasmania recorded the slowest population rise at just 0.9%.


The most populated state in the country is still New South Wales (capital: Sydney), with about 7 million people. The second most populated state is Victoria (capital: Melbourne) with 5.3 million.

Queensland (capital: Brisbane) has 4.3 million inhabitants, while Western Australia (capital: Perth) has 2.2 million people. South Australia (capital: Brisbane) has 1.6 million people.




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