International rankings of Australia

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The following are international rankings of Australia.

 International rankings of Australia   [+/−]
Organisation Survey Year Rank Out of
(countries)
Ref Notes
A.T. Kearney /
Foreign Policy Magazine
Globalization Index  (website)
2007
13
72
[1]
2006
8
62
[2]
2005
13
62
[3]
CIA World Factbook life expectancy  (website)
2008
6*
221
[4] *rank by UN member state
The Legatum Institute Prosperity Index  (website)
2008
1
104
[5]
2007
11
50
[6]
Economist Intelligence Unit Quality-of-Life Index  (website)
2005
6
111
[7]
New Economics Foundation Happy Planet Index  (website)
2009
102
143
[8]
2006
139
178
[9]
Yale University /
Columbia University
Environmental Performance Index  (website)
2008
46
149
[10]
2006
20
133
[11]
2005
13
146
[12]
Heritage Foundation /
The Wall Street Journal
Index of Economic Freedom  (website)
2008
4
162
[13]
2007
3
157
[14]
2006
9
161
[15] tied with New Zealand and the United States
World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index  (website)
2009
9
181
[16]
2008
9
178
[17]
IMD International World Competitiveness Yearbook  (website)
2008
7
55
[18]
2007
6
55
[19]
2006
6
61
[20]
Weber Shandwick /
FutureBrand
Country Brand Index
2008
1
100
[21]
2007
1
100
[22]
2006
1
60
[23]
Simon Anholt /
GfK Roper
Nation Brands Index  (website)
2008
9
50
[24]
2007
8
35
[25]
Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development (OECD)
Programme for International Student
Assessment (PISA)
  (website)
2006
57
[26] rank 7 in science and ability to use scientific knowledge; rank 4 in reading literacy; rank 13 in mathematics
2003
41
[27] rank 5 in science (tied with Liechtenstein and Macao); rank 4 in reading literacy; rank 7 in mathematics
2000
43
[28] rank 5 in reading literacy; rank 5 in mathematics
United Nations Education Index  (website)
2008
1
176
[29] tied with Denmark, Finland and New Zealand
Economist Intelligence Unit /
IBM Institute for Business Value
E-readiness  (website)
2008
4
70
[30] tied with Denmark
2007
9
68
[31]
2006
8
68
[32]
Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index  (website)
2008
25
169
[33]
2007
28
168
[34]
2006
35
167
[35] tied with Bulgaria, France and Mali
Save the Children State of the World’s Mothers
2008
6
146
[36]
2007
5
140
[37]
2006
7
125
[38] tied with the Netherlands
Economist Intelligence Unit Global Peace Index  (website)
2009
19
144
[39]
2008
27
140
[40]
2007
25
121
[41]
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index  (website)
2008
9
180
[42] tied with Canada
2007
11
179
[43]
2006
9
163
[44] tied with the Netherlands
Center for Global Development Commitment to Development Index  (website)
2008
7
22
[45]
2007
9
22
[46]
2006
10
22
[47]
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index  (website)
2008
4
179
[48]
2007–2008
3
177
[49]
2006
3
177
[50]
2005
3
177
[51]
Milken Institute Opacity Index
2008
4
48
[52] tied with Sweden
2006
7
46
[53]
World Economic Forum Soundness of Banks
2009
2
134
[54] tied with Denmark, Luxembourg and Sweden
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index
(Global Competitiveness Report)

(website)
2008–2009
18
134
[55]
2007–2008
14
131
[56]
2006–2007
19
125
[57]
The Economist Democracy Index  (website)
2008
10
167
[58]
2006
8
150
[59]
Fund for Peace Failed States Index  (website)
2009
170
177
[60]
  sustainable
2008
169
177
[61]
  sustainable
2007
169
177
[62]
  sustainable