Urbanization in Australia

Australia is one of the most urbanised nations, with 90 per cent of the population living in just 0.22 per cent of the country’s land area and 85 per cent living within 50 kilometres of the coast. As at the 2016 Census, more than two-thirds of Australians lived in a capital city, with 40 per cent of the population being in the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne.[1]

50 most densely populated Australian suburbsEdit

Rank Suburb Metropolitan Area Population[2] -Area
(km²)
Inhabitants
per km²
Inhabitants
per mi²
1 Elizabeth Bay Sydney 5,215 0.2509 20,785 53,833
2 Chippendale Sydney 8,617 0.4642 18,563 48,078
3 Rushcutters Bay Sydney 2,547 0.1574 16,182 41,910
4 Ultimo Sydney 8,845 0.5588 15,829 40,996
5 Potts Point Sydney 9,423 0.6204 15,189 39,338
6 Haymarket Sydney 7,353 0.518 14,195 36,765
7 Pyrmont Sydney 12,813 0.9325 13,740 35,588
8 Darlinghurst Sydney 11,320 0.8569 13,210 34,215
9 Waterloo Sydney 14,616 1.1338 12,891 33,388
10 Zetland Sydney 10,078 0.8048 12,522 32,433
11 Surry Hills Sydney 16,412 1.3164 12,467 32,290
12 Wentworth Point Sydney 6,994 0.5739 12,186 31,564
13 Southbank Melbourne 18,709 1.5639 11,963 30,984
14 Rhodes Sydney 11,906 1.0061 11,834 30,649
15 Bondi Sydney 10,045 0.8648 11,615 30,084
16 Redfern Sydney 13,213 1.1717 11,277 29,207
17 Milsons Point Sydney 2,158 0.1982 10,888 28,200
18 Woolloomooloo Sydney 4,011 0.3722 10,776 27,911
19 Carlton Melbourne 18,535 1.7488 10,599 27,451
20 Forest Lodge Sydney 4,583 0.4446 10,308 26,698
21 Hillsdale Sydney 5,501 0.5462 10,071 26,085
22 Erskineville Sydney 8,014 0.8077 9,922 25,698
23 Allawah Sydney 5,706 0.5837 9,776 25,319
24 Liberty Grove Sydney 2,254 0.2327 9,686 25,087
25 Wolli Creek Sydney 6,394 0.6614 9,667 25,038
26 Bondi Beach Sydney 11,656 1.2193 9,560 24,759
27 Newtown Sydney 15,029 1.5783 9,522 24,633
28 Harris Park Sydney 5,799 0.6389 9,077 23,508
29 Enmore Sydney 3,880 0.4422 8,774 22,725
30 Bondi Junction Sydney 9,445 1.0792 8,752 22,667
31 Kirribilli Sydney 3,820 0.4376 8,729 22,609
32 Teneriffe Brisbane 5,335 0.6438 8,287 21,463
33 Neutral Bay Sydney 10,488 1.2796 8,196 21,228
34 Darlington Sydney 3,097 0.3808 8,133 21,064
35 Edgecliff Sydney 2,580 0.3194 8,078 20,921
36 Breakfast Point Sydney 4,188 0.5242 7,989 20,692
37 Queenscliff Sydney 3,376 0.4228 7,985 20,681
38 Paddington Sydney 12,911 1.6266 7,937 20,558
39 Coogee Sydney 15,212 1.9175 7,933 20,547
40 Waitara Sydney 5,941 0.7617 7,800 20,201
41 Kingsford Sydney 15,482 1.9873 7,790 20,177
42 Lakemba Sydney 17,023 2.1866 7,785 20,163
43 Dolls Point Sydney 1,661 0.2203 7,540 19,528
44 Wiley Park Sydney 10,126 1.3622 7,434 19,253
45 Fitzroy Melbourne 10,445 1.4196 7,358 19,056
46 Campsie Sydney 24,541 3.3734 7,275 18,842
47 Melbourne Melbourne 47,285 6.5045 7,270 18,828
48 North Bondi Sydney 9,165 1.2637 7,253 18,784
49 Waverley Sydney 4,346 0.6007 7,235 18,738
50 South Yarra Melbourne 25,147 3.5476 7,088 18,359

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia State of the Environment 2016 Report". Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016, General Community Profile 'Table G01: Selected Person Characteristics by Sex and State Suburb' data cube: Excel spreadsheet, cat no. 2001.0, viewed 15 December 2017, https://datapacks.censusdata.abs.gov.au/datapacks/