At a Glance


The world's smallest continent, but its sixth largest country, Australia sprawls across 7.6 million square kilometers. It is home to an affluent and diverse population of more than 22 million, the majority of whom live in or near urban centers. The standard of living in Australia is among the highest in the G7.

Financial Facts

  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$1.22 trillion or US$41,300 per capita
  • Estimated Real Growth Rate (2009) of 3.3%
  • Although the services sector generates 72% of Australia's GDP, the agricultural and mining sectors (8% of GDP combined) are responsible for 52% of Australia's exports