Australia Overview: Land area, population, top cities and more!

Australia total area: 2,966,150 sq. mi. (7,686,850 sq. km)

Australia population: (2005 est.): 19,744,083 (average annual rate of natural increase: 0,6%)

Australia capital: (2004 est.): Canberra (323,085)

Australia largest cities: (2004 est.): Sydney (4,010,580); Melbourne (3,412,440); Brisbane (1,619,400); Perth (1,372,806); Adelaide (1,154,700).

Australia monetary unit: Australian dollar

Australia language: English

Australia ethnicity: Caucasian 85%, Asian 13%, aboriginal (340,000) and other 2%.

Australia major religions: Roman Catholic 27%, Anglican 24%, other Christian 25%, Islam 10%.

Australia literacy Rate: 100%

Australia agriculture: wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruit, cattle, sheep, poultry.

Australia labor force: 9,9 million (Jan. 2005); services (75% - 7,425 million), industry (22% - 2,178 million), agriculture (3% - 0,297 million)

Australia industries: mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel.

Australia natural resources: bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum.

Australia exports: $59 billion (2004 est.): coal, gold, meat, wool, alumina, iron ore, wheat, machinery and transport equipment.

Australia imports: $65 billion (2004 est.): machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines, telecommunication equipment and parts, crude oil and petroleum products.

Australia Major trading partners: Japan, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, EU, South Korea, U.S., New Zealand, U.K., Taiwan, China.

Member of Commonwealth of Nations