Australian Capital Territory - Population 2023
"The Nation's Capital"
The population of the Australian Capital Territory is 419,200 people as of march 2018. The number is expected to reach over 425,00 by 2019, with the percentage increase in previous years being 2.1%. Surprising, the second highest percentage change in the whole of Australia. The capital of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) is Canberra, which is also the most populated city in the Australian Capital Territory / the only city! The main Canberra area has a population of 395,790, which grows increasingly every year.
The official estimation of the population as of the 31st of March 2018 is 419,200 people. This is up by 2.1% from the 31st of March 2017. The estimate for overseas migration is 236,800 compared to 259,600 people the previous year in the whole of Australia. (Government Statistics)
Most populated areas of the Australian Capital Territory
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New South Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
Canberra - ACT
The population of Canberra in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population just under half a million people in the greater Canberra area. The city is Australia’s government capital and was selected as the nation’s capital in 1908, as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, which are still rival cities to this day.
Demographic - Male & Female
The ACT population is split by 50.7% female and 49.3% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
In the Australian Capital Territory the populations median age is 35 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 years old at 8.5% of the ACT population (33,631 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The ACT population has an average weekly household income of $2,070. However, the average personal income is $998 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The Australian Capital Territories population pays on average $380 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in the ACT. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No religion” at 36.2%, followed by Catholic at 22.3% of the Australian Capital Territory population. Since the last census in 2011 the number of people responding as having no religion has gone up by 8%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
The population of the ACT have a variety of occupations, but over a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 30.5%. The next highest occupation is “Clerical and administrative workers” at 16.9% which is higher than the Australian average of 13%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about the ACT
- Hence the name, the Australian capital territory is the nations capital, which was decided in 1908 as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne.
- Advertising billboards are banned along the road side.
- Canberra is home to the Royal Mint which produces all of Australia’s coins for circulation.