Australia Population Density 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Australia population density from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Australia in 2020 is 3.29 people per square kilometer, a 1.18% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Australia in 2019 was 3.26 people per square kilometer, a 1.23% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Australia in 2018 was 3.22 people per square kilometer, a 1.28% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Australia in 2017 was 3.18 people per square kilometer, a 1.33% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2020 Population Density
Macao 21,359.70
Monaco 19,621.00
Singapore 8,136.78
Hong Kong 6,754.04
Gibraltar 3,369.10
Bahrain 2,187.11
Malta 1,379.82
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,261.06
Channel Islands 878.10
Barbados 668.31
Aruba 593.14
San Marino 565.52
South Korea 510.96
Netherlands 412.49
Israel 392.19
Belgium 379.61
Curacao 369.58
Japan 334.62
Puerto Rico 322.53
Guam 312.55
United Kingdom 278.67
Trinidad and Tobago 272.80
Cayman Islands 252.78
Qatar 248.15
Luxembourg 241.69
Kuwait 239.65
Liechtenstein 238.30
Germany 234.31
Antigua and Barbuda 222.57
Seychelles 213.80
Switzerland 209.60
British Virgin Islands 201.54
Italy 200.64
Andorra 164.39
Isle of Man 149.18
Denmark 134.95
Cyprus 130.53
Northern Mariana Islands 125.13
Poland 121.04
France 118.88
UAE 118.31
Portugal 110.56
Austria 107.37
Hungary 103.84
Slovenia 100.55
Spain 92.41
Greece 78.99
Croatia 72.54
Ireland 70.26
French Polynesia 70.23
Panama 57.21
Lithuania 41.70
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.75
Palau 39.33
Faroe Islands 35.00
United States 33.67
Estonia 29.26
Latvia 29.25
Bahamas 28.33
Chile 25.26
Sweden 22.57
Uruguay 19.71
New Zealand 18.01
Oman 16.50
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.26
Saudi Arabia 16.19
New Caledonia 15.37
Bermuda 14.52
Norway 8.67
Canada 3.78
Iceland 3.31
Australia 3.29
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Australia - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2020 3.29 1.18%
2019 3.26 1.23%
2018 3.22 1.28%
2017 3.18 1.33%
2016 3.13 1.38%
2015 3.09 1.42%
2014 3.05 1.47%
2013 3.00 1.53%
2012 2.96 1.62%
2011 2.91 1.73%
2010 2.86 1.86%
2009 2.81 1.96%
2008 2.76 1.99%
2007 2.70 1.90%
2006 2.65 1.72%
2005 2.61 1.50%
2004 2.57 1.30%
2003 2.54 1.15%
2002 2.51 1.08%
2001 2.48 1.07%
2000 2.45 1.08%
1999 2.43 1.08%
1998 2.40 1.09%
1997 2.38 1.09%
1996 2.35 1.09%
1995 2.32 1.09%
1994 2.30 1.11%
1993 2.27 1.16%
1992 2.25 1.24%
1991 2.22 1.35%
1990 2.19 1.48%
1989 2.16 1.59%
1988 2.13 1.66%
1987 2.09 1.67%
1986 2.06 1.62%
1985 2.02 1.56%
1984 1.99 1.50%
1983 1.96 1.44%
1982 1.93 1.37%
1981 1.91 1.29%
1980 1.88 1.22%
1979 1.86 1.15%
1978 1.84 1.11%
1977 1.82 1.13%
1976 1.80 1.18%
1975 1.78 1.23%
1974 1.76 1.29%
1973 1.74 1.42%
1972 1.71 1.62%
1971 1.68 1.88%
1970 1.65 2.19%
1969 1.62 2.48%
1968 1.58 2.66%
1967 1.54 2.64%
1966 1.50 2.48%
1965 1.46 2.24%
1964 1.43 2.03%
1963 1.40 1.90%
1962 1.37 1.89%
1961 1.35 1.99%
1960 1.32 2.13%
1959 1.30 2.25%
1958 1.27 2.31%
1957 1.24 2.30%
1956 1.21 2.25%
1955 1.18 2.18%
1954 1.16 2.14%
1953 1.13 2.18%
1952 1.11 2.34%
1951 1.08 2.70%
1950 1.06 0.00%