Australia

The Nations of the World-Peterson-5/5/14

Population: 22,507,617

Life expectancy: total population: 82.07 years male: 79.63 years female: 84.64 years

Poverty rate: 2,265,000 people (12.8%) were living below the poverty line, 575,000 children or 17.3% were living below the poverty line, 63% of people in unemployed households were below the poverty line, 25% of people in lone parent households were below the 50% poverty line, 37% of people in households whose main income was social security were living below the poverty line, 14% of women were below the poverty line compared to 12% of men, 54% of people living in households below the poverty line were female compared to 46% male

Unemployment rate: 5.7%

Number of internet users: 15.81 million

GNP: 370481.00 Australian million

Challenges in the future: Increasing population, climate changes, economical stability, health care stability

Language: English 76.8%, Mandarin 1.6%, Italian 1.4%, Arabic 1.3%, Greek 1.2%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.1%, other 10.4%, unspecified 5%

Religion: Protestant 28.8% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%), Catholic 25.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.6%, other Christian 4.5%, Buddhist 2.5%, Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 8.5%, unspecified 2.2%, none 22.3%note: percentages add up to more than 100% due to rounding

Type of government: federal parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

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