Ranked list of states and territories of Australia

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This is a list of Australian states and territories by ranking using Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.[1]

By population[edit]

Rank State/Territory Population  % of Australian total
1 New South Wales 7,439,200 32.02%
2 Victoria 5,768,600 24.83%
3 Queensland 4,676,400 20.13%
4 Western Australia 2,535,700 10.91%
5 South Australia 1,674,700 7.21%
6 Tasmania 513,400 2.21%
7 Australian Capital Territory 382,900 1.65%
8 Northern Territory 241,800 1.04%
9 Norfolk Island 2,302 0.01%
10 Christmas Island 2,072 0.01%
11 Australian Antarctic Territory 1,000 0.0%
12 Jervis Bay Territory 611 0.0%
13 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 0.0%
14 Coral Sea Islands 4 0.0%
15 Ashmore and Cartier Islands - 0.0%
15 Heard Island and McDonald Islands - 0.0%
Total Australia 23,235,800 100%

By area[edit]

Rank State/Territory Land area (km²)[2] Land area(mi²)  %
- Australian Antarctic Territory 5,896,500 3,663,915 -
1 Western Australia 2,529,875 976,786 32.89%
2 Queensland 1,730,648 668,204 22.50%
3 Northern Territory 1,349,129 520,899 17.54%
4 South Australia 983,482 379,723 12.79%
5 New South Wales 800,642 309,128 10.41%
6 Victoria 227,416 87,805 2.96%
7 Tasmania 68,401 26,410 0.89%
8 Australian Capital Territory 2,358 910 0.03%
9 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 372 143 0.00%
10 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 199 77 0.00%
11 Christmas Island 135 52 0.00%
12 Jervis Bay Territory 73 28 0.00%
13 Norfolk Island 35 13 0.00%
14 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 5 0.00%
15 Coral Sea Islands 10 4 0.00%
Total Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 100%

By population density[edit]

Rank State/Territory Population Area (km²) Density
1 Australian Capital Territory 382,900 2,280 167.94
2 Norfolk Island 2,302 35 65.77
3 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 14 42.57
4 Victoria 5,768,600 227,416 25.37
5 Christmas Island 2,072 135 15.35
6 New South Wales 7,439,200 800,642 9.29
7 Jervis Bay Territory 611 73 8.37
8 Tasmania 513,400 68,401 7.51
9 Queensland 4,676,400 1,730,648 2.70
10 South Australia 1,674,700 983,482 1.70
11 Western Australia 2,535,700 2,529,875 1.00
12 Coral Sea Islands 4 10 0.40
13 Northern Territory 241,800 1,349,129 0.18
14 Australian Antarctic Territory 1,000 5,896,500 0.0002
15 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0 372 0
15 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 0 199 0
Total Australia 23,235,800 13,588,524 1.71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ [2], Area of Australia - States and Territories, Accessed 2010-11-29