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ഫലകം:Data Australia

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This template contains various independently retrievable data items about Australia in the form of parameter values of a variable template of choice, in a standardized fashion. It is a member of a family of templates, those with names starting with "Data" in Category:Data templates. The system used is similar to that of Wikipedia:WikiProject Flag Template. The corresponding template of that project is Template:Country data Australia.

Parameter name Value Meaning
1 Australia last part of template name, used to identify it within the family of templates[1]
article article name; needs to be specified only if it differs from Australia; in applications, use [[{{{article|{{{1}}}}}}]] to link to the article (as has been done at the top of this page)
short name shorter display name to be used in some contexts; an application or application parameter can specify whether this is used; only intended for dispensing with disambiguation in a context where it is not needed
type country type of entity, e.g. continent, country, province, municipality
code code
code description code description
continent Australia (continent) continent, if type is lower than "continent"
country country, if type is lower than "country"
province province, if type is lower than "province"
popbase 2,51,96,568 population on a given date (stored without commas)
popbaseyear 2018 year for which the population base figure applies
popbasemonth 12 month for which the population base figure applies
popbaseday 24 day for which the population base figure applies
popinc 1152 population increase per day; used to extrapolate the population figure
land area 76,82,300 land area in km2 (stored without commas)
total area 76,92,024 total area in km2 (stored without commas)
flag image Flag of Australia.svg name of the flag image (or other illustration, if there is no flag) shown above

Throughout the family of templates, fixed names are used for the parameters. (The parameter names are kept short to reduce counts for the post expand include size and the template argument size in cases where these are applicable.) However, not necessarily all parameters have been given a value: some parameters may not be applicable, while for some other parameters the value may just have not been specified yet. The table shows all parameters, and for each the value, if specified.


As of ജൂലൈ 21, 2024, the population is approximately 2,75,42,000 (estimated by extrapolation), which is 0.338% of the world's population.

The total area is 7,692,024 square kilometres (2,969,907 sq mi), which is 5.16% of the land area of the world. The water area is 0.1% of the total area.

The population density is 3.6 per square kilometre (9.3/sq mi) land area. The population density is 3.6 per square kilometre (9.3/sq mi) total area.

Retrieval of data items


{{data Australia|pst2|land area}}, using parameter selection template Template:Pst2, gives the parameter land area, etc.

For retrieval of more data items it is more efficient to prepare a template for that, to be used as follows:

{{data Australia|template name|..|..|..|..}}

so that this data template needs to be called only once.[2] The default template is Template:Show data, producing this page.

The four parameters are optional, they are passed on to the prepared template as parameters 2-5.

Special templates:

A parameter being undefined or empty typically means the same, see below. {{data ..|pst2|..}} gives the empty string and the text "{{{..}}}", respectively. Therefore an application checking the parameter has to check both. Checking whether a result is equal to e.g. the text "1152" cannot be done directly with #ifeq in a template which itself has also a parameter with that name, because if that is defined, there would be a comparison with the value instead of the text itself. Instead, it can be checked whether the first character of the result is "{", e.g.: {{#ifeq:{{padleft:|1|{{data {{{continent}}}|pst2|popinc}}}}|{|..|..}}.

Creating new data templates


Template:Data/preload can be used to create new data templates. On the page of the data template of a province, if there is no data template yet for the country, a link appears to create that, preloading this template. Otherwise the wikitext can be copied to the new data template. For parameters which are not applicable, such as country for a country, the parameter definition "country=" can be deleted. For parameters to be filled in later the parameter definition like "popinc=" (specifying the empty string as value) can be left in the wikitext to be filled in later. Do not forget parameter 1.

In this template system each template contains various properties of a single entity, as opposed to the other common system, where a template contains one property (e.g. population or area) of many entities. Although that other system can be convenient if updates of a property for all these entities become available together, in the case of large-scale use of data on one page that other system can be problematic due to its inefficiency. This is because of the following:

  • There are often more entities than properties, and page counts (or in the case of #switch, average page counts) are proportional to the number of data items in the data template (if they are stored in a linear way, not in a tree, and not stored as unnamed parameters).
  • In the case of large-scale use of data on one page there are usually one or more tables, where an entity forms a row and a property a column, because there are often more entities than properties, and because this way the sorting feature allows sorting entities based on a property. In this template system this allows producing a row with only one call of the data template, making the count not grow faster than proportional to the average number of data items stored per data template, times the number of entities in the table.

The include part of the data template of an entity does not contain a long list of its sub-entities or their properties, because that would make this method inefficient too.

  1. It may seem odd, but a template cannot retrieve its own name (PAGENAME only provides this on the template page itself), and even if it could, a string operation would be needed to remove "Data ". Putting the name of the entity in the data template removes the need to supply it as a parameter when the data template is called (in the cases that it would need this name).
  2. See the first two rows of the first table in m:Help:Array#Summary of counts for template limits.

Until here the documentation is automatically generated by Template:Show data.

Due to the precision used in the automatic calculation of the currently projected population, a rounding error occurs in the output and this needs to be compensated for periodically in order to reduce this error, or else the error will compound over time. This is most easily achieved by using the figures presented at the official population clock at 00:00 UTC on any day.

This template is used in a number of articles and these need to be checked and corrected as shown in the following table to ensure consistency:

Article Area to be updated Details of update
Template:Data Australia template data popbase (population at 00:00 UTC), date and pop increase (86400 / rate = popinc)
Australia infobox citation access-date
Australia–New Zealand relations table citation access-date
Australia–United States relations table citation access-date
Demography of Australia prose citation access-date
List of countries and dependencies by population N/A Article should be checked to ensure template has not been removed
List of countries and dependencies by population density N/A Article should be checked to ensure template has not been removed
List of member states of the Commonwealth of Nations by population N/A Article should be checked to ensure template has not been removed

For consistency, it is recommended that the following edit summary be used when updating articles:

Australian population estimate has been updated based on current data at official population clock to compensate for rounding error
  1. The referenced page states: "This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 30 June 2018 and assumes growth since then of ... an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 15 seconds.
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