Australia Population Growth Rate 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 from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Australia in 2020 is 25,499,884, a 1.18% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Australia in 2019 was 25,203,198, a 1.23% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Australia in 2018 was 24,898,152, a 1.28% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Australia in 2017 was 24,584,620, a 1.33% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2020 Population Growth Rate
United States 331,002,651
Japan 126,476,461
Germany 83,783,942
United Kingdom 67,886,011
France 65,273,511
Italy 60,461,826
South Korea 51,269,185
Spain 46,754,778
Argentina 45,195,774
Poland 37,846,611
Canada 37,742,154
Saudi Arabia 34,813,871
Australia 25,499,884
Taiwan 23,816,775
Chile 19,116,201
Netherlands 17,134,872
Belgium 11,589,623
Greece 10,423,054
Portugal 10,196,709
Sweden 10,099,265
UAE 9,890,402
Hungary 9,660,351
Austria 9,006,398
Israel 8,655,535
Switzerland 8,654,622
Hong Kong 7,496,981
Singapore 5,850,342
Denmark 5,792,202
Finland 5,540,720
Norway 5,421,241
Oman 5,106,626
Ireland 4,937,786
New Zealand 4,822,233
Panama 4,314,767
Kuwait 4,270,571
Croatia 4,105,267
Uruguay 3,473,730
Qatar 2,881,053
Puerto Rico 2,860,853
Lithuania 2,722,289
Slovenia 2,078,938
Latvia 1,886,198
Bahrain 1,701,575
Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,488
Estonia 1,326,535
Cyprus 1,207,359
Macao 649,335
Luxembourg 625,978
Malta 441,543
Bahamas 393,244
Iceland 341,243
Barbados 287,375
New Caledonia 285,498
French Polynesia 280,908
Channel Islands 173,863
Guam 168,775
Curacao 164,093
Aruba 106,766
Seychelles 98,347
Antigua and Barbuda 97,929
Isle of Man 85,033
Andorra 77,265
Cayman Islands 65,722
Bermuda 62,278
Northern Mariana Islands 57,559
Greenland 56,770
Faroe Islands 48,863
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,876
Monaco 39,242
Turks and Caicos Islands 38,717
Liechtenstein 38,128
San Marino 33,931
Gibraltar 33,691
British Virgin Islands 30,231
Palau 18,094
Australia - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2020 25,499,884 1.18%
2019 25,203,198 1.23%
2018 24,898,152 1.28%
2017 24,584,620 1.33%
2016 24,262,712 1.38%
2015 23,932,502 1.42%
2014 23,596,424 1.47%
2013 23,254,913 1.53%
2012 22,903,948 1.62%
2011 22,538,001 1.73%
2010 22,154,679 1.86%
2009 21,750,851 1.96%
2008 21,332,282 1.99%
2007 20,916,344 1.90%
2006 20,526,303 1.72%
2005 20,178,540 1.50%
2004 19,879,649 1.30%
2003 19,624,166 1.15%
2002 19,401,368 1.08%
2001 19,194,672 1.07%
2000 18,991,431 1.08%
1999 18,788,186 1.08%
1998 18,587,021 1.09%
1997 18,387,214 1.09%
1996 18,189,277 1.09%
1995 17,993,074 1.09%
1994 17,798,529 1.11%
1993 17,603,205 1.16%
1992 17,402,173 1.24%
1991 17,189,240 1.35%
1990 16,960,597 1.48%
1989 16,713,989 1.59%
1988 16,452,255 1.66%
1987 16,183,168 1.67%
1986 15,917,572 1.62%
1985 15,663,663 1.56%
1984 15,423,166 1.50%
1983 15,194,641 1.44%
1982 14,979,205 1.37%
1981 14,777,243 1.29%
1980 14,588,405 1.22%
1979 14,413,000 1.15%
1978 14,249,401 1.11%
1977 14,092,548 1.13%
1976 13,935,731 1.18%
1975 13,773,288 1.23%
1974 13,605,570 1.29%
1973 13,431,794 1.42%
1972 13,244,171 1.62%
1971 13,033,133 1.88%
1970 12,793,034 2.19%
1969 12,518,937 2.48%
1968 12,215,701 2.66%
1967 11,899,639 2.64%
1966 11,593,413 2.48%
1965 11,313,195 2.24%
1964 11,065,415 2.03%
1963 10,845,178 1.90%
1962 10,643,417 1.89%
1961 10,445,837 1.99%
1960 10,242,076 2.13%
1959 10,028,799 2.25%
1958 9,808,596 2.31%
1957 9,587,458 2.30%
1956 9,371,789 2.25%
1955 9,165,707 2.18%
1954 8,970,127 2.14%
1953 8,782,173 2.18%
1952 8,595,072 2.34%
1951 8,398,231 2.70%
1950 8,177,342 0.00%