This publication contains preliminary estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, non-Indigenous and total populations of Australia at 30 June 2021, based on results of the 2021 Census of Population and Housing.
Australia’s preliminary estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, non-Indigenous and total populations includes all usual residents in Australia (regardless of nationality, citizenship, or visa status), except for people present for foreign military, consular or diplomatic reasons.
These data cover Australia and its states and territories, as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, Edition 3.
The category, ‘Other Territories’ is included in the Australia total, and includes Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Jervis Bay Territory and Norfolk Island.
Preliminary estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander population are based on the Census, Post Enumeration Survey (PES) and other demographic information. Further information on each component can be found in the Technical note – Methodology used in preliminary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population estimates, below.