Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Indigenous peoples of Australia. They are not a single group – rather, they compromise hundreds of groups, each with its own, distinct language, history and cultural tradition.
This section provides an overview of the Indigenous population in Australia, including population size, geographic distribution, age structure, household size and languages spoken.
You can also find regional statistics in the Regional overview dashboard; search for your community and select the relevant topic.
Indigenous Australians (19%) live in remote areas
of Indigenous Australians were aged under 15
Median age of the Indigenous population