Gross debt in Australia

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. On the other hand not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Australia in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 223.2 million and 193.9 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2008. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 660.62 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Australia a debt of 27 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,202 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 18 years in billion USD




JahrAustralia totalAustralia per capitaEU per capita
199867.46 bn USD3,605 USD12,387 USD
1999120.98 bn USD6,392 USD12,342 USD
2000122.81 bn USD6,412 USD10,778 USD
2001105.19 bn USD5,419 USD10,717 USD
2002102.51 bn USD5,216 USD11,593 USD
2003117.42 bn USD5,902 USD14,402 USD
2004140.57 bn USD6,984 USD16,970 USD
2005155.89 bn USD7,644 USD17,846 USD
2006161.39 bn USD7,797 USD18,591 USD
2007173.35 bn USD8,323 USD20,509 USD
2008193.91 bn USD9,126 USD23,520 USD
20090.22 bn USD10 USD25,266 USD
20100.34 bn USD15 USD30,683 USD
20110.43 bn USD19 USD34,278 USD
20120.62 bn USD27 USD33,161 USD
20130.60 bn USD26 USD35,247 USD
20140.62 bn USD26 USD36,694 USD
20150.63 bn USD27 USD31,489 USD
20160.66 bn USD27 USD31,202 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



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