23 million people in Australia

Did you know that Australia’s overall population increases by one person every 1 minute and 23 seconds?

This calculation is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) metrics with the following assumptions:

* birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds,
* one death every 3 minutes and 32 seconds,
* a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

As at 24 April 2013 1:09:58 AM, the ABS population clock projected Australia’s resident population at 23,000,139.

In a related publication, the ABS has projected that “Australia’s estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2007 of 21.0 million people is projected to increase to between 30.9 and 42.5 million people by 2056, and to between 33.7 and 62.2 million people by 2101.”