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General


Population: 22,507,617 (2014), 22,262,501 (2013)
Land Area: 7,686,850 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum
Capital: Canberra
Political System: Federal Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Tony Abbott (September 18th 2013)
Languages: English, Chinese, Italian
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Major Religions: Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, Other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, Other 1.2%, Unspecified 12.7%, None 15.3%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, Aboriginal 1%
Life Expectancy: 82.07 years (2014), 81.98 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.488 trillion (2013), 1.542 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 998.3 billion (2013), 960.7 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 43,000 (2013), 42,500 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.5% (2013), 3.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.8%, Industry 27.4%, Services 68.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 3.6%, Industry 21.1%, Services 75% (2009)
Industries: Mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel
Agriculture Products: Wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.933 (2nd)(2014), 0.929 (2nd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 17.94 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (2013)

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Army Size: 52 872 (2004)
Budget: 2.4% (2006)

Current Situation

 

Australia is located in the south Pacific in the continent of the same name Australia, Australia is bordered by other island nations these include: Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the French dependency of New Caledonia. Australia is a former British colony and a member of the Commonwealth, it is a stable democracy. Australia's economy is based on services and commodities and with the recent surge in commodities prices this has helped increase returns from the base sectors. Australia passed through the world recession relatively unscathed, and is on track to post some modest growth in 2010. (2013) Australia continues to grow on a steady pace since the global recession ended.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Australia
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Australia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/AUS.html

Updated on: July 19th, 2014