There were 419,200 persons in the Australian Capital Territory as of March 2018. With a 2.1 percent annual growth in the last several years, the number is likely to rise to 425,000 by 2019.
Surprisingly, this is Australia’s second-highest percentage change. While Canberra serves as the capital of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), it is the most populous city in the territory. There are now 395,790 people living in the greater Canberra region, and this number is steadily rising.
At the end of March 2018, the official population estimate was 419,200. This is a 2.1% increase from March 31st, 2017. Overseas migration to Australia is expected to be 236,800, down from the previous year’s 259,600.
Most Populated Areas in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
|1||Canberra / Queanbeyan||447,457|
|4||Stromlo – Namadgi||52|
Canberra – Australian Capital Territory
With a population of just under 500,000 in the wider Canberra region, Canberra is one of Australia’s most diversified cities in 2019.
The city was chosen as the nation’s capital in 1908 as a middle ground between the competing cities of Melbourne and Sydney, which remain bitter rivals to this day.
Demographic – Male and Female
50.7 percent of the ACT population is female, and 49.3 percent is male. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.
The average age of the people of the Australian Capital Territory is 35 years old. The 30-34-year-old age group accounts for 8.5% of the ACT population (33,631 People). The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.
|Australian Capital Territory Median Age||35 Years Old|
Median Household Income
The average family income in the ACT is $2,070 per week. However, the average weekly wage in the United States is $998. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.
|Australian Capital Territory Median Household Income||$2,070 a week|
Median Weekly Rent
The average weekly rent in the Australian Capital Territories is $380. In the ACT, a family has an average of 2.5 members. The most recent census conducted by the Australian government provided the basis for this data.
|Australian Capital Territory Median Weekly Rent||$380 a week|
36.2 percent of people in the Australian Capital Territory said they had “no religion,” while 22.3 percent identified as Catholic. As of 2011, the number of persons reporting no religious affiliation has risen by 8%. This information was gathered from the most recent census conducted by the Australian government.
Professionals make up 30.5 percent of the workforce in the ACT, making them the most common occupation in the state. As the second most common job in Australia, Clerical and administrative employees have 16.9%. This information was gathered from the most recent census conducted by the Australian government.
States and Territories Population 2017-18, 2019
|States and Territories||Population March 2019||Percentage change over 2017-18|
|New South Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
Australian Capital Territory facts
- As a concession between Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian capital territory was established in 1908 as the nation’s capital.
- Roadside billboards are prohibited from displaying advertisements.
- The Royal Mint, which mints all of Australia’s coinage, is located in Canberra.
- Short Code for the Australian Capital Territory is ACT.