Expatriation and Immigration in Australia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Canberra


Total Population: 21,874,900
Annual Growth Rate: 2.0%
Density: 3 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 88.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Sydney (4,400,000); Melbourne (3,900,000); Brisbane (1,920,000); Perth (1,600,000); Adelaide (1,170,000); Tweed Heads (550,000).
Ethnic Origins: Australia today is a multicultural nation with more than 170 different nationalities whose diversity is continually growing.
Official Language: The lingua franca of Australia is English. English is also the common language in different sectors such as the legislature, justice, administrative services, work, correspondence.
Other Languages Spoken: In Australia minority groups use more than 200 languages including the Aborigine languages and immigrant languages (Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Lebanese, Vietnamese,Turkish, etc.)
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Anglicans 20%; Catholics 25%; Other Protestant Christians 20%; Buddhists 1.9%; Muslims 1.5%.
A declining majority of people (58% according to certain surveys) say they are Christians. Most Protestant Churches, except the Anglican Church, have merged to form the Uniting Church; the Catholic Church has a large number of believers. There are also non-Christian minorities. 20% of the population say they are non-believers. The Aborigines do not have a religion strictly speaking, their entire culture is based on religion.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
It is %T:%M %A In Adelaide
It is %T:%M %A In Perth

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Australian Dollar (AUD)

Country Overview

Area: 7,741,220 km²
Type of State: Commonwealth of Australia. Federal State of 6 States and 2 Territories based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
Services are dominant in the economy; abundant natural resources; greatest number of national parks and natural reserves in the world.
HDI*: 0.937/1
HDI (World Rank): 2/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Australia, Dial  0011
To Make a Call to Australia, Dial +61
Internet Suffix: .au
Computers: 68.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 44.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 72.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 139,253 165,336 200,273 165,471 201,643
Exports of Goods (million USD) 123,437 141,358 187,257 154,331 212,423
Imports of Services (million USD) 31,600 39,197 47,613 40,700 49,842
Exports of Services (million USD) 32,438 39,786 44,513 40,911 47,715

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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