Animated Population Pyramids

Image: Animated Population Pyramid of Australia

A population pyramid is a graph showing the age and sex distribution of a population. It is a useful tool in revealing information about a population's history and future possibilities. The ABS animated population pyramid shows the change of population distribution over time.

To view the pyramid, the free plug-in 'Adobe Flash Player' may need to be installed on your computer.

View the population Pyramid for Australia

Information about the Data

The estimates and projections presented in the pyramid are for 30 June of each year displayed. Population estimates are presented for 1971 to 2016 and population projections (Series B) are presented for 2017 to 2061.

Population estimates by age and sex are published in Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
Population projections are published in Population Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3222.0).

For more information on how Australia's population is measured, see Population Estimates: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 3228.0.55.001).