An introduction to where Australians live
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This paper provides an introduction to how people are distributed spatially across Australia. The discussion is broken into two sections. The first describes the distribution of where people live across Australia, examines the way in which people are clustered into Cities, Towns and Villages (CTVs) and then analyses the distribution of these clusters. The second outlines how two characteristics, isolation and density, changes across cities, towns and villages, with a particular focus on the link to population size.