Europeans have been there since explorers crossed the country in the late 1800s but the Aborigines have lived in the middle of Australia for 1000s of years. The main reason there are no big cities is due to natural resources to support them, mainly water.
Also, who lives in the center of Australia?
The total population of Central Australia is estimated to be 41,000. Alice Springs, the main urban area of Central Australia, is predominantly Anglo-Celtic Australian, with approximately 25% Aboriginal population; however, the surrounding communities which make up Central Australia are almost exclusively Aboriginal.
Additionally, what percentage of Australia is uninhabitable?
Geoscience Australia data shows that 20% of Australia is actually desert, and around 63% is suitable for Human use or (intensive human activity) and most of this is suitable for Grazing. So this leaves approximately 40% overall as inhabitable.
Why is Australia population so low?
The real reason for Australia's low population is fertility rates, remoteness, and immigration. The British Empire had to deport their own citizens to Australia to encourage immigration. Once Australia became a developed country, the Australian government made immigration extremely difficult.
Is Australia underpopulated?
Australia is an underpopulated country. Australia is the worlds smallest content and the sixth largest country with the lowest population density in the world, only 2 people per a km². It has a population of 23.13 million and a land area of 7.692 million km² . Only 10% of that land is inhabited.