Population of Canberra, Australia 2019 (ATC)
"The Political Capital"
The population of Canberra in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population just under half a million people in the Canberra and Queanbeyan significant urban areas. Some municipalities are in New South Wales and included in the figure below. Canberra is Australia’s government capital and was selected as the nation’s capital in 1908, as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, which are still rival cities to this day. The city was purpose built, which is clearly visible when seen from the air due to it’s roads and buildings layout.
The official estimation of Canberra’s (Including Queanbeyan, NSW) population is 457,563 people as of the last Government estimate in June 2018. 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics)
Other populated areas in the Australian Capital Territory
Industry of employment
The Population of Canberra has a variety of jobs, but a large chunk of the population are “Central Government Administration workers” at 17.8%. The next highest industry of employment is “Defence” employees at 5.4% which is higher than the Australian average of 0.7%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No Religion” at 35.4%, followed by “Catholic” at 22.8% of Canberra’s population. Overall, this data shows that Canberra is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on types of religion in Australia.
States and territories population
|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%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
Canberra / Queanbeyan , Australian Capital Territory
Demographic - Male & Female
The Canberra population is split by 50.7% female and 49.3% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Canberra’s population median age is 35 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 8.4% of the Canberra / Queanbeyan population (36,457 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The population of Canberra has an average weekly household income of $2,043. However, the average personal income was $990 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The population of Canberra pays on average $375 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in Canberra. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about Canberra
- Canberra is Australia’s government capital and was selected as the nation’s capital in 1908, as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, which are still rival cities to this day.
- Canberra is the largest inland city in Australia.
- Canberra is the only capital city in Australia to not be on the coast.