International rankings of Australia

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This is a list of Australia's international rankings on a range of social, economic and other criteria.

International rankings[edit]

Note: Below each survey uses a limited number of countries/region's for its assessments, see "Measurement(s)" for number variables.

Organization Survey Rank Measurement(s)/Notes Year
U.S. News & World Report Most Transparent Countries[1] 12 Measures government open practices, its trustworthiness and low levels of perceived political corruption in the 80 most developed countries 2022
U.S. News & World Report Best Countries report[2] 7 Measures adventure, agility, cultural Influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, political and individual freedom, social purpose and quality of life in the 80 most developed countries. 2022
Anholt-Ipsos Nation branding[3] 10 Measures national competence, governance, immigration and investment, people; exports, tourism and culture in the 50 most developed countries 2022
Fund for Peace Fragile States Index[4] 5 Measures risk and vulnerability of individuals of 179 countries 2022
U.S. News & World Report Agility[5] 5 Measures Individuals, businesses and governments adaptability to change in the 80 most developed countries 2022
U.S. News & World Report Best Countries for Education[6] 9 Measures quality of education in the 80 most developed countries 2022
State of World Liberty Project State of World Liberty Index[7] 4 Degree of economic and personal freedoms of 183 countries 2021
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD Better Life Index[8] 2 Measures wellbeing, environmental quality, quality of public services and security of the 36 most developed countries: 2020
International Comparisons (OECD) Social justice[9] 4 Arithmetic average of individual indicators of a "Just society" of the 40 most developed countries: 2020
U.S. News & World Report Social Purpose[10] 9 Measures social progressiveness, inclusiveness and committed to social justice in the 80 most developed countries 2022
OECD Tertiary education[11] 1 Based on those 25- to 64-year-olds having completed tertiary education of the 50 most developed countries: 2019
The Economist Democracy Index[12] 15 Measures pluralism, civil liberties and political culture of 167 countries 2020
United Nations Good Country Index[9] 11 Measure how much each country contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size (measured in GDP) of 125 countries 2020
Social Progress Imperative Social Progress Index[13] 6 Measures well-being of a society of 132 countries 2021
The Economist Global Food Security Index[14] 22 Measures food affordability, availability, quality, safety, sustainability and adaptation of 109 countries 2022
The Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom[15] 13 Based on the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency and open markets of 178 countries 2021
Institute for Economics and Peace Global Peace Index[16] 13 Measures overall peacefulness of 162 countries 2021
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index [17] 13 Based on public sector corruption of 175 countries & territories 2021
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network World Happiness Report[18] 12 Based on (quality of) life factors of 156 countries 2021
Georgetown University Women, Peace and Security Index[19] 24 Measures women's well-being—inclusion (economic, social, political); justice (formal laws and informal discrimination); and security (at the family, community, and societal levels) 2021
Travel Safe - Abroad Safest countries Index[20] 15 Measures public safety based on the number of incidents including mugging, drugs, violent crimes, bribery, property crimes, stolen vehicles, religion, and racial tolerance of 163 countries 2022 Public services index[21] 24 Measures quality of public services of 177 countries 2022
International Institute for Management Development Most competitive economies[22] 19 Economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment and healthcare / education of the 67 most developed countries 2019
Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index[23] 13 Level of freedom available to journalists of 180 countries 2021
World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index[24] 16 Measures level of prosperity of citizens of 144 economies 2019
Legatum Prosperity Index[25] 15 Measures wealth, economic growth, education, health, personal well-being, and quality of life of 167 countries 2021
United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index[26] 5 Based on life expectancy, education, and per capita income of 187 countries. Note: Norway has been ranked the highest sixteen times, Canada eight times, Japan and Iceland twice and Switzerland once. See Human Development Index#Past top countries 2021
World Intellectual Property Organization Global Innovation Index[27] 25 Measures success in innovation of 143 countries 2021
World Population Foundation Best Countries To Live[28] 5 Measures equality among genders, literacy, average life expectancy, and financial stability of 146 countries 2022
Yale and Columbia Universities Environmental Performance Index.[29] 13 Environmental performance of 178 countries 2020
World Bank Ease of doing business index[30] 14 Regulatory environment of 189 countries 2021

Freedom assessments[edit]

The freedom indices produced by several non-governmental organizations publishes assessments of political rights and civil liberties for countries around the world.[31]

Freedom in the World 2022[32] 2022 Index of Economic Freedom[33] 2022 Press Freedom Index[34] 2021 Democracy Index[35]
1 Free 1 Free 2 Satisfactory situation 1 Full democracy
Index Scale
Freedom in the World free partly free not free
Index of Economic Freedom free mostly free moderately free mostly unfree repressed
Press Freedom Index good situation satisfactory situation noticeable problems difficult situation very serious situation
Democracy Index full democracy flawed democracy hybrid regime authoritarian regime authoritarian regime

Maps of indices[edit]


  1. ^ "Most Transparent Countries". U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Overall Best Countries Ranking". U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  3. ^ Ipsos (2022). "Global Press Release" (Press release). Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Fragile States Index | The Fund for Peace".
  5. ^ "Social Purpose". U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Best Countries for Education". U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  7. ^ "2021 State of World Liberty Index". J. Patrick Rhamey Jr. 29 April 2021.
  8. ^ "OECD Better Life Index Raw Data 2020". OECD Better Life Index. OECD.
  9. ^ a b "Social Justice – International Comparisons".
  10. ^ "Social Purpose". U.S. News & World Report L.P. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  11. ^ "OECD.Stat Education and Training > Education at a Glance > Educational attainment and labor-force status > Educational attainment of 25-64 year-olds". OECD.
  12. ^ "Democracy Index 2020". Economist Intelligence Unit.
  13. ^ "Social Progress Imperative". Social Progress Imperative.
  14. ^ "Global Food Security Index (GFSI)". Global Food Security Index (GFSI). 20 September 2022.
  15. ^ "Country Rankings: World & Global Economy Rankings on Economic Freedom".
  16. ^ "Global Peace Index 2021" (PDF). Institute for Economics & Peace. June 2021. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index (latest)". Transparency International. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  18. ^ "World Happiness Report 2021". 20 March 2021.
  19. ^ "The 2021 Women, Peace and Security Index".
  20. ^ "Most Dangerous and Safest Countries Index ⋆ Travel Safe - Abroad".
  21. ^ "Public services index by country, around the world".
  22. ^ "Rankings published by the World Competitiveness Center - IMD". IMD business school.
  23. ^ "2020 World Press Freedom Index | Reporters Without Borders". RSF. 30 January 2013.
  24. ^ "The Global Competitiveness Report 2019" (PDF).
  25. ^ "The Legatum Prosperity Index™". Legatum Institute Foundation. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  26. ^ Human Development Report 2021-22: Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 8 September 2022. pp. 272–276. ISBN 978-9-211-26451-7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  27. ^ WIPO (2022). Global Innovation Index 2022, 15th Edition. World Intellectual Property Organization. doi:10.34667/tind.46596. ISBN 9789280534320. Retrieved 18 October 2022. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  28. ^ "Best Countries To Live In 2021".
  29. ^ "2020 EPI Results". Environmental Performance Index. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  30. ^ "Rankings". World Bank.
  31. ^ "Freedom in the World Research Methodology". Freedom House.
  32. ^ "Democracy Index 2020". Economist Intelligence Unit. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  33. ^ The Heritage Foundation (2021). "Country Rankings". 2021 Index of Economic Freedom. Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  34. ^ "Press Freedom Index 2022" Archived 2015-10-30 at the Wayback Machine, Reporters Without Borders, May 2022.
  35. ^ [1] Archived 2021-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, Economist, January 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.

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