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The total Australian population above includes external territories with negligible populations, not listed.

By area

Rank State / Territory Land area (km²)[2] Land area (mi²) % of Australia
1 Western Australia 2,529,875 976,790 32.89%
2 Queensland 1,730,647 668,206 22.50%
3 Northern Territory 1,349,129 520,902 17.54%
4 South Australia 983,482 379,725 12.79%
5 New South Wales 800,641 309,130 10.41%
6 Victoria 227,416 87,806 2.96%
7 Tasmania 68,401 26,410 0.89%
8 Australian Capital Territory 2,358 910 0.03%
9 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 372 144 0.00%
10 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 199 77 0.00%
11 Christmas Island 135 52 0.00%
12 Jervis Bay Territory 73 28 0.00%
13 Norfolk Island 35 14 0.00%
14 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14 5 0.00%
15 Coral Sea Islands 10 4 0.00%
Total Australia 13,588,524[citation needed] 5,246,558 100%

By population density

Rank State / Territory Population Area (km²) Density (persons per km2)
1 Australian Capital Territory 410,300 2,280 179.96
2 Victoria 6,323,600 227,416 27.81
3 New South Wales 7,861,100 800,641 9.82
4 Tasmania 520,900 68,401 7.62
5 Queensland 4,928,500 1,730,647 2.85
6 South Australia 1,723,500 983,482 1.75
7 Western Australia 2,580,400 2,529,875 1.02
8 Northern Territory 246,100 1,349,129 0.18
Total Australia 24,598,900 7,692,024 3.20

See also

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