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Australia


    • Population:
      18,322,231 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        22% (female 1,929,366; male 2,032,238)

        15-64 years:
        67% (female 6,017,362; male 6,181,887)

        65 years and over:
        11% (female 1,227,004; male 934,374) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.31% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      14.13 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      7.37 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      6.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        77.78 years

        male:
        74.67 years

        female:
        81.04 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      1.82 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Australian(s)

        adjective:
        Australian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Caucasian 95%, Asian 4%, aboriginal and other 1%

    • Religions:
      Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%

    • Languages:
      English, native languages

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1980 est.)

        total population:
        100%

        male:
        100%

        female:
        100%

    • Labor force:
      8.63 million (September 1991)

        by occupation:
        finance and services 33.8%, public and community services 22.3%, wholesale and retail trade 20.1%, manufacturing and industry 16.2%, agriculture 6.1% (1987)






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