Australia Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Australia urban population for 2019 was 21,844,756, a 1.66% increase from 2018.
  • Australia urban population for 2018 was 21,488,110, a 1.68% increase from 2017.
  • Australia urban population for 2017 was 21,133,982, a 1.82% increase from 2016.
  • Australia urban population for 2016 was 20,755,798, a 1.69% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Australia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 21,844,756 86.12 1.65%
2018 21,488,110 86.01 1.66%
2017 21,133,982 85.90 1.81%
2016 20,755,798 85.80 1.68%
2015 20,410,546 85.70 1.55%
2014 20,095,657 85.60 1.61%
2013 19,775,013 85.50 1.84%
2012 19,414,834 85.40 1.87%
2011 19,056,040 85.30 1.53%
2010 18,767,085 85.18 1.70%
2009 18,451,611 85.06 2.20%
2008 18,049,708 84.94 2.15%
2007 17,666,387 84.82 0.77%
2006 17,531,121 84.70 1.61%
2005 17,250,330 84.58 1.46%
2004 17,000,206 84.46 1.30%
2003 16,780,377 84.34 1.38%
2002 16,550,802 84.22 1.37%
2001 16,326,333 84.10 1.19%
2000 16,133,530 84.24 1.03%
1999 15,967,866 84.37 0.99%
1998 15,811,356 84.50 0.89%
1997 15,672,048 84.64 0.96%
1996 15,521,685 84.77 1.16%
1995 15,342,767 84.90 1.06%
1994 15,181,749 85.03 0.91%
1993 15,044,687 85.16 0.83%
1992 14,920,611 85.29 1.08%
1991 14,761,055 85.40 1.24%
1990 14,579,227 85.43 1.44%
1989 14,370,091 85.46 1.66%
1988 14,133,874 85.49 1.60%
1987 13,909,213 85.52 1.49%
1986 13,704,062 85.55 1.60%
1985 13,486,012 85.58 1.33%
1984 13,307,374 85.61 1.10%
1983 13,162,165 85.64 1.22%
1982 13,002,993 85.67 1.63%
1981 12,792,439 85.70 1.76%
1980 12,569,300 85.55 1.39%
1979 12,395,391 85.40 1.26%
1978 12,240,482 85.25 1.34%
1977 12,077,392 85.10 1.31%
1976 11,920,613 84.95 1.19%
1975 11,780,153 84.79 1.42%
1974 11,614,598 84.64 2.72%
1973 11,303,156 84.48 1.72%
1972 11,110,846 84.32 2.03%
1971 10,887,779 84.16 3.57%
1970 10,505,755 84.00 2.16%
1969 10,280,809 83.84 2.29%
1968 10,048,170 83.67 1.96%
1967 9,852,991 83.51 1.46%
1966 9,709,943 83.34 2.61%
1965 9,459,784 83.07 2.29%
1964 9,245,383 82.79 2.30%
1963 9,034,955 82.51 2.26%
1962 8,832,932 82.23 2.79%
1961 8,589,875 81.94 2.49%
1960 8,378,309 81.53 %