Australia
Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne.
Study in Australia


About Australia

Australia is known as a multicultural country; in fact, in 2010 it was the second most multicultural country in the world, according to a report by Canberra University (Source: ABC News, 2010). As a result of this multicultural environment, Australians are very welcoming and friendly, and enjoy sharing with people from other nations.

The resident population of Australia is approximately 22,695,824, according the Australian Bureau of Statistics (August, 2012). The country has an area of 7,703,500 Km2 approx, giving as a result a density of 2.9 people per km2. The majority of the population lives in the capital cities or surrounding areas.

Religion

In Australia the majority of the population identify themselves as Christians (Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Reformed, Uniting Church, and others). However, due to the high number of immigrants from different countries there are also followers of non-Christian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and others. In contrast, a significant percentage of persons state that they have no religion. The Constitution of Australia supports the freedom of religion.

Climate

Table: Average Temperature during January and July

JANUARY JULY
CITY Max (°C) Min (°C) Max (°C) Min (°C)
Hobart (TAS) 21.8 12.5 12.2 4.7
Canberra (ACT) 27.7 13.3 11.5 -0.1
Melbourne (VIC) 25.8 15.4 13.9 6.8
Adelaide (SA) 28.7 16.8 15.2 7.4
Perth (WA) 31.9 17.2 17.9 8.4
Sydney (NSW) 26.1 19.4 17.2 8.6
Brisbane (QLD) 29.2 21.2 20.6 9.5
Darwin (NT) 31.8 24.8 30.7 19.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 1.7 AVERAGE MONTHLY RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURES(a), Capital cities and Alice Springs

Other Interesting Facts

Due to the geographic isolation of Australia, there is a high level of endemism both in its Flora and Fauna. Most of its animals and plants cannot be found anywhere else in the world.