Australia's population soon to reach 24 million

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12 February 2016
Release: 11.30 am (AEDT time)

Australia's population soon to reach 24 million

In the coming days, Australia’s population will tick over to 24 million, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) population clock.

The ABS will issue a short video animation on the journey to 24 million, as well as interesting facts and figures to coincide with this milestone.

The animation will be available on the ABS website from 11.30 on Monday, 15 February. Please feel free to share this video as part of your coverage.

If you would like to request a pre-recorded interview today or on Monday, 15 February, please contact ABS Media as soon as possible.

Media note:

  • Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • Media requests and interviews will be available for this release in advance from today and from 7am - 5pm, Tuesday 16th February by contacting ABS Media on 1300 175 070.