Australia Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 22,152,761, a 1.4% increase from 2019.
  • Australia urban population for 2019 was 21,845,994, a 1.67% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
Australia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 22,152,761 86.24 1.39%
2019 21,845,994 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 %