Australia hits 24m people, 17 years ahead of schedule!

EARLY this morning, Australia passed a significant population milestone. At 12.51 am on Tuesday, 16 February 2016, Australia officially has a population of 24 million people.

But who was the 24 millionth Australian, and what does a population of 24 million mean for our country?


The ABS released a video today and stated the milestone comes 17 year earlier than predicted.

The Courier Mail have been speculating throughout the day about who the mystery 24th million person was. 

Was it baby Aqeel Sheikh, born 12:05am this morning at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital? Or was it Oliver? - a popular baby name at the moment and the name given to the phantom mystery child. 

Do you know anyone who could be the 24-millionth Aussie? Let us know in the comments below. 

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