Population clock

    On 5 December 2016 at 07:38:30 AM (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia is projected to be:

    24,291,928
This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 31 March 2016 and assumes growth since then of:
  • one birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds,
  • one death every 3 minutes and 20 seconds,
  • a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 32 seconds, leading to
  • an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 29 seconds.

These assumptions are consistent with figures released in Australian Demographic Statistics, March Quarter 2016 (cat. no. 3101.0).

INTERACTIVE GRAPH: Animated Population Pyramids



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