Ranked list of states and territories of Australia

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This is a list of Australian states and mainland territories by ranking using Australian Bureau of Statistics December 2012 population estimates.[1]

By population[edit]

Rank State/Territory Population % Comparable country
1 New South Wales 7,348,900 32.08%  Serbia
2 Victoria 5,679,600 24.79%  Denmark
3 Queensland 4,610,900 20.13%  Costa Rica
4 Western Australia 2,472,700 10.79%  Namibia
5 South Australia 1,662,200 7.26%  Gabon
6 Tasmania 512,400 2.24%  Suriname
7 Australian Capital Territory 379,600 1.66%  Brunei
8 Northern Territory 236,900 1.03%  French Guiana
9 Norfolk Island 2,114 0.01%  Falkland Islands
10 Christmas Island 1,493 0.01%  Niue
11 Australian Antarctic Territory 1,000 0.0%   Vatican City
12 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 628 0.0% -
13 Jervis Bay Territory 611 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 22,906,400 100%  Taiwan

By area[edit]

Rank State/Territory Land area (km²)[2] Land area(mi²) % Comparable country
1 Western Australia 2,529,875 976,786 32.89%  Algeria
2 Queensland 1,730,648 668,204 22.50%  Iran
3 Northern Territory 1,349,129 520,899 17.54%  South Africa
4 South Australia 983,482 379,723 12.79%  Nigeria
5 New South Wales 800,642 309,128 10.41%  Turkey
6 Victoria 227,416 87,805 2.96%  United Kingdom
7 Tasmania 68,401 26,410 0.89%  Ireland
8 Australian Capital Territory 2,358 910 0.03%  Luxembourg
9 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 372 143 0.00%  Barbados
10 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 199 77 0.00%  American Samoa
11 Christmas Island 135 52 0.00%  British Virgin Islands
12 Jervis Bay Territory 73 28 0.00%  Guernsey
13 Norfolk Island 35 13 0.00%  Sint Maarten
14 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 5 0.00%  Saint Barthélemy
15 Coral Sea Islands 10 4 0.00%  Tokelau
Total Australia 7,692,024 2,969,907 100%  Brazil

By population density[edit]

Rank State/Territory Population Area (km²) Density Comparable country
1 Australian Capital Territory 379,600 2,280 166.49  Gambia
2 Norfolk Island 2,114 35 60.40  Ecuador
3 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 628 14 44.86  Guinea
4 Victoria 5,679,600 227,416 24.97  Bahamas
5 Christmas Island 1,493 135 11.06  Oman
6 New South Wales 7,348,900 800,642 9.18  Bolivia
7 Tasmania 512,400 68,401 7.49  Central African Republic
8 Jervis Bay Territory 611 73 8.37  Russia
9 Queensland 4,610,900 1,730,648 2.66  Iceland
10 South Australia 1,662,200 983,482 1.69  Western Sahara
11 Western Australia 2,472,700 2,529,875 0.98  Mongolia
12 Coral Sea Islands 4 10 0.40  Pitcairn Islands
13 Northern Territory 236,900 1,349,129 0.18  Falkland Islands
14 Australian Antarctic Territory 1,000 5,896,500 0.0002 N/A
15 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0 372 0 N/A
15 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 0 199 0 N/A
Total Australia 22,906,400 13,588,524 1.69  Western Sahara

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2012, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ [1], Area of Australia - States and Territories, Accessed 2010-11-29

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