Canberra's 2020 population is now estimated at 457,330. In 1950, the population of Canberra was 19,921. Canberra has grown by 28,487 since 2015, which represents a 1.29% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Canberra, which typically includes Canberra's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.