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]

Rank (in order) State / Territory Population (Sept 2011) Population (Sept 2016) Change  % of Australian total
1 New South Wales 7,317,500 7,757,800 + 6.02% 32.03%
2 Victoria 5,640,900 6,100,900 + 8.15% 25.19%
3 Queensland 4,599,400 4,860,400 + 5.68% 20.07%
4 Western Australia 2,366,900 2,632,200 + 11.21% 10.87%
5 South Australia 1,659,800 1,710,800 + 3.07% 7.06%
6 Tasmania 511,000 519,800 + 1.72% 2.15%
7 Australian Capital Territory 366,900 398,300 + 8.56% 1.64%
8 Northern Territory 231,200 245,700 + 6.27% 1.01%
Total Australia 22,696,000 24,220,200 + 6.72% 100

The total Australian population above includes external territories with negligible populations, not listed.

By area[edit]

Rank State / Territory Land area (km²)[2] Land area (mi²)  % of Australia
Australian Antarctic Territory 5,896,500 2,276,651
1 Western Australia 2,529,875 976,790 32.89%
2 Queensland 1,730,647 668,206 22.50%
3 Northern Territory 1,349,129 520,902 17.54%
4 South Australia 983,482 379,725 12.79%
5 New South Wales 800,641 309,130 10.41%
6 Victoria 227,416 87,806 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 372 144 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 14 0.00%
14 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 5 0.00%
15 Coral Sea Islands 10 4 0.00%
Total Australia 13,588,524 5,246,558 100%

By population density[edit]

Rank State / Territory Population Area (km²) Density (persons per km2)
1 Australian Capital Territory 390,800 2,280 171.40
2 Victoria 5,938,100 227,416 26.11
3 New South Wales 7,618,200 800,641 9.52
4 Tasmania 516,600 68,401 7.55
5 Queensland 4,779,400 1,730,647 2.76
6 South Australia 1,698,600 983,482 1.73
7 Western Australia 2,591,600 2,529,875 1.02
8 Northern Territory 244,600 1,349,129 0.18
Total Australia 23,781,200 7,692,024 3.09

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