Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Population Map of Australia

The Guardian has created a map of Australian Population Density. In fact they have created three different maps of Australian population per square kilometre based on data from the 2011 census. The three maps all show the same data, one just shows the population data, one includes a log scale and the other includes transparency and place names.

The map reveals some interesting patterns about Australia's population. For example it clearly shows that the densest populated areas are mainly in the south and south-east of the country. The densest populated areas also tend to be on the coast.  However you can still see wide urban sprawl stretching in land from certain cities, such as around Melbourne and Brisbane.

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