Profile of Australians

Just over 25 million people live in Australia

  • 1 in 30 (3.3%) identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • more than 1 in 4 (26%) are born overseas
  • around 1 in 5 (18%) have disability
  • about 1 in 10 (11%) are of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity
  • 7 in 10 (71%) live in Major cities
  • more than 3 in 5 (62%) aged 15 and over are employed
  • 2 in 3 (66%) aged 20–64 hold a non-school qualification and about 1 in 3 (31%) have a bachelor degree or higher qualification

Find out more: Chapter 1.2 ‘Profile of Australians’ in Australia’s health 2018.