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Urban population as a share of total population


In 2017, urban population in Australia was 85.9 %. In the ranking by urban population including 195 countries, Australia has the 30th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as the United Arab Emirates and the Finland. Compared to Hong Kong which at the top of the ranking with urban population of 100 % in 2017, Australia has 14.10 % percent lower urban population.

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What is urban population?

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.