Population clock

    On 1 May 2016 at 08:10:53 PM (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia is projected to be:

    24,061,253
This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 30 September 2015 and assumes growth since then of:
  • one birth every 1 minute and 46 seconds,
  • one death every 3 minutes and 27 seconds,
  • a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 39 seconds, leading to
  • an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 32 seconds.

These assumptions are consistent with figures released in Australian Demographic Statistics, September Quarter 2015 (cat. no. 3101.0).

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