Ranked list of states and territories of Australia

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This is a list of Australian states and territories by ranking using Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.[1]

Rank (in order) State / Territory Population (Sept 2011) Population (Jun 2017) Change % of Australian total
1 New South Wales 7,317,500 7,861,100 +7.43% 31.96%
2 Victoria 5,640,900 6,323,600 +12.10% 25.71%
3 Queensland 4,599,400 4,928,500 +7.16% 20.04%
4 Western Australia 2,366,900 2,580,400 +9.02% 10.49%
5 South Australia 1,659,800 1,723,500 +3.84% 7.01%
6 Tasmania 511,000 520,900 +1.94% 2.12%
7 Australian Capital Territory 366,900 410,300 +11.83% 1.67%
8 Northern Territory 231,200 246,100 +6.44% 1.00%
Total Australia 22,696,000 24,598,900 +8.38% 100

The total Australian population above includes external territories with negligible populations, not listed.

By area

Rank State / Territory Land area (km²)[2] Land area (mi²) % of Australia
1 Western Australia 2,526,786 975,598 32.99%
2 Queensland 1,723,936 665,615 22.50%
3 Northern Territory 1,335,742 515,733 17.44%
4 South Australia 978,810 377,921 12.78%
5 New South Wales 800,628 309,124 10.45%
6 Victoria 227,010 87,649 2.96%
7 Tasmania 64,519 24,910 0.84%
8 Australian Capital Territory 2,280 880 0.03%
Total Australia 7,659,711[3] 2,957,431 100%

By population density

Rank State / Territory Population Area (km²) Density (persons per km2)
1 Australian Capital Territory 410,300 2,280 179.96
2 Victoria 6,323,600 227,010 27.86
3 New South Wales 7,861,100 800,628 9.82
4 Tasmania 520,900 64,519 8.07
5 Queensland 4,928,500 1,723,936 2.86
6 South Australia 1,723,500 978,810 1.76
7 Western Australia 2,580,400 2,526,786 1.02
8 Northern Territory 246,100 1,335,742 0.18
Total Australia 24,974,300 7,659,711 3.26

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2017, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 31 December 2017
  2. ^ http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/national-location-information/dimensions/area-of-australia-states-and-territories
  3. ^ http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/national-location-information/dimensions/area-of-australia-states-and-territories
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