Australia is about to reach an exciting new milestone, with our population forecast to hit 25 million tonight.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Population Clock, the Australian population will reach 25 million just after 11pm on 7 August 2018.
The last time we hit a milestone was when we reached 24 million people in January 2016.
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Over the last three years, Australia’s population has grown by around 400,000 people per year, with the ABS predicting we could reach 26 million in the next two to four years!
Interestingly, the Bureau of Statistics say women in Australia make up the majority of the population, with 98 males per 100 females. This is an incredible change from 1901, when males outnumbered females by 110 males to 100 females.
They also revealed that by 2017, most of the 24.6 million Australians were living in capital cities, with 65% of New South Wales living in Sydney and 77% of Victoria living in Melbourne.
The only states where a majority of the population lives outside the capital city were Tasmania (44% living in Hobart) and Queensland (49% living in Brisbane).
You can read more interesting Australian statistics here.