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 2021 was 22,228,936, a 0.32% increase from 2020.
  • Australia urban population for 2020 was 22,158,130, a 1.43% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
Australia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 22,228,936 86.36 0.32%
2020 22,158,130 86.24 1.42%
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 %