3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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POPULATION DENSITY

At June 2018:

  • Australia's population density was 3.3 people per square kilometre (sq km).
  • The Australian Capital Territory had the highest population density, at 179 people per sq km, followed by Victoria (28), New South Wales (10), and Tasmania (7.8).
  • The Northern Territory had the lowest population density (0.2 people per sq km).
  • The most densely-populated Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) in Australia was inner-city Melbourne (20,700 people per sq km), followed by Potts Point - Woolloomooloo (16,600) and Pyrmont - Ultimo (16,500) in inner Sydney.
  • Seven of the ten most densely-populated SA2s in Australia were in Greater Sydney.

POPULATION DENSITY BY SA2, Australia - June 2018
Image: Map showing Population Density by SA2, Australia, June 2018


This product also includes population data in 1km2 grid format. The grid allows population density to be explored for finer, more consistently sized areas than the SA2-based analysis presented above. The population grid is available in three formats under the Downloads tab.