Centre for Population Projections

The Centre for Population produces population projections to inform policy makers and the public about Australia’s future growth. Projections are based on analysis of population trends and are updated regularly. These projections take into account the latest available demographic information and include adjustments to account for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The data downloads available here provide population figures and components of growth available in the Population Statement released on 4 December 2020.  The Statement contains further information about the method and underlying assumptions used in these projections.

Available Data

Scenarios: Central, Pre-Covid-19 and Extended Restrictions

Period: 2019-20 to 2030-31

Geography: Australia, State and Territory, capital city and rest-of-state

As at: 4 December 2020

For further information regarding these projections, please email population@treasury.gov.au

National population and components, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • National population projections for the central, pre-covid-19 and extended restrictions projection scenarios. Includes population level, components of population growth, mortality and fertility assumptions and visa migration projections.

National population and components, 2019-20 to 2030-31EXCEL 188kB

State and territory population and components, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • State and Territory population projections for the central and pre-covid-19 projection scenarios. Includes population level and components of population growth.

State and territory population and components, 2019-20 to 2030-31 EXCEL 196kB

Capital city and rest-of-state population and components, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • Capital city and rest-of-state projections for the central and pre-covid-19 projection scenarios. Includes population level and components of population growth.

GCCSA population projections for the central and pre-covid-19 projection scenarios. Includes population level and components of population growth. EXCEL 211kB

Population and components, tidy file, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • Contains all nation, state and territory and capital city rest-of-state population and component information in a tidy format.

Population and components, tidy file, 2019-20 to 2030-31 EXCEL 214kB

National age and sex structure, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • National population projections by age and sex for the central, pre-covid-19 and extended restrictions projection scenarios.

National age and sex structure, 2019-20 to 2030-31 EXCEL 253kB

National age and sex structure, tidy file, 2019-20 to 2030-31

  • National population projections by age and sex in a tidy format.

National age and sex structure, tidy file, 2019-20 to 2030-31 EXCEL 363kB