Australia

Capital: 
Canberra
Country Code: 
AU
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 7.7 Million sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 26,000 km
Climate: 
generally arid;temperate in south and east;tropical in north
Natural Resource: 
bauzite
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
diamonds
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
iron ore
Natural Resource: 
copper
Natural Resource: 
tin
Natural Resource: 
gold
Natural Resource: 
silver
Natural Resource: 
uranium
Natural Resource: 
nickel
Natural Resource: 
tungsten
Natural Resource: 
mineral sands
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 400 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
cyclones
Natural Hazards: 
droughts
Natural Hazards: 
forest fires
Environmental Issues: 
soil erosion
Environmental Issues: 
limited natural fresh water resources
Environmental Issues: 
industrial development
Environmental Issues: 
urbanization
Environmental Issues: 
poor farming practices
Environmental Issues: 
soil salinity
Environmental Issues: 
desertification
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. $240 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. $225 Billion kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 590,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 950,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 300,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 690,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 45 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 34 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 21.2 Million
Nationality: 
Australian
Ethnic Groups: 
White
Ethnic Groups: 
Asian
Ethnic Groups: 
Aboriginal
Unofficial Language: 
English
Unofficial Language: 
Chinese
Unofficial Language: 
Italian
Unofficial Language: 
Greek
Unofficial Language: 
Arabic
Type Of Government: 
Federal Parliamentary Democracy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 99% 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
barley
Agricultural Products: 
sugarcane
Agricultural Products: 
fruits
Agricultural Products: 
cattle
Agricultural Products: 
sheep
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Industrial Products: 
mining
Industrial Products: 
industrial equipment
Industrial Products: 
transportation equipment
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
steel
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $325 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $400 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $920 Billion
Stock of Money: 
N/A
GDP: 
Approx. $820 Million
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 2%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 9%
Export Value: 
Approx. $162 Billion
Export Product: 
coal
Export Product: 
transport equipment
Export Product: 
iron ore
Export Product: 
gold
Export Product: 
meat
Export Product: 
wool
Export Product: 
aluina
Export Product: 
wheat
Export Product: 
machinery equipment
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
China
Export Partner: 
South Korea
Export Partner: 
India
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
New Seland
Export Partner: 
United Kingdom
Import Value: 
Approx. $161 Billion
Import Product: 
machinery equipment
Import Product: 
transport equipment
Import Product: 
computers
Import Product: 
office machines
Import Product: 
telecommunication equipment
Import Product: 
crude oil
Import Product: 
petroleum products
Import Partner: 
Malaysia
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
Singapore
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
Thiland
Import Partner: 
United Kingdom
Technology
Communication: 
Telephones
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet
Airports: 
Approx. 460
Railways: 
Approx. 88,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 813,000 km
Waterways: 
Approx. 2,000 km
Ports: 
Brisbane, Dampier, Fremantle, Gladstone, Hay Point, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Hedland, Port Kembla, Port Walcott, Sydney
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 27,000 km
Pipelines: 
liquid petroleum: Approx. 240 km
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 3200 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 5 deaths per 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 81 Years
Infectious Disease Risk: 
N/A
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 11 Million
Occupation: 
Agriculture: 5%
Occupation: 
Industry: 20%
Occupation: 
Services: 75%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
N/A