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AUSTRALIAN FACTS AND FIGURES

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Population 21,766,711 (2011 est), 20,600,856 (2008 est)
Age structure
 (2011 est)
0-14 years
15-64 years
65 years and over
18.3% (male 2,040,848 / female 1,937,544)
67.7% (male 7,469,092 / female 7,266,143)
14.0% (male 1,398,576 / female 1,654,508) 
Median age
(2011 est)
total
male
female
37.7 years
37.0 years
38.4 years
Population growth rate 1.148% (2011 est), 0.801% (2008 est)
Net migration rate 6.03 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est),
3.72 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est)
Birth rate 12.33 births/1,000 population (2011 est),
11.90 births/1,000 population (2008 est)
Death rate 6.88 deaths / 1,000 population (2011 est),
7.62 deaths / 1,000 population (2008 est)
Gender ratio
(2011 est)
at birth
under 15 years
15-64 years
65 years and over
total population
1.055 male(s)/female
1.05 male(s)/female
1.03 male(s)/female
0.84 male(s)/female
1 male(s)/female
Infant mortality rate
(2011 est)
total
male
female
4.61 deaths/1,000 live births
4.93 deaths/1,000 live births
4.27 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
(2011 est)
total population
male
female
81.81 years
79.40 years
84.35 years
Total fertility rate 1.78 children born/woman (2011 est), 1.76 children born/woman (2008 est)
Ethnic groups
(2011)
white 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%
Religions
 
Catholic 25.8%, Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006)
Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3%  (2001)
Languages English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7%  (2006)
English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%,
unspecified 5.8% (2001)
Literacy
(2003 est)
definition  age 15 and over can read and write
total population 99%, male 99%, female 99%

Updated August 2011. You may notice that we show information from a variety of dates. We are unable to find the same type of information for more recent dates than what we show here. The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. For more information, please visit any of the Australian government websites and the CIA World Fact Book

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