Australia in India

3 April 2017

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  1. Capital: New Delhi
  2. Land area: 2,973,190 sq km
  3. Official language(s): Hindi, English
  4. Population: 1.3 billion (2015)
  5. Currency: Indian rupee
  6. Head of State: President HE Mr Pranab Mukherjee
  7. Head of Government: Prime Minister The Hon Mr Narendra Modi

DFAT in India:

  • Australian High Commission New Delhi
  • Australian Consulate-General Mumbai
  • Australian Consulate-General Chennai

Austrade in India:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

Rajasthan has a sister-state agreement with South Australia.

Andhra Pradesh has a sister-state relationship with Western Australia.

NSW has Memorandums of Understanding with the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Western Australia has a state office in Mumbai.

TIQ has an office in Bangalore.

  • Around 20 per cent of the world’s working-age population will live in India by 2025.
  • A record 260 000 Indians visited Australia in 2016.
  • More than 60 000 Indian students study in Australia.
Economic indicators (a) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (US$b) (current prices) 1,823.0 1,829.0 1,863.2 2,042.6 2,073.0 2,251.0
GDP per capita (US$) 1,497.4 1,471.4 1,479.5 1,600.9 1,603.6 1,718.7
GDP PPP (Int’l $b) 5,781.8 6,219.2 6,739.2 7,356.7 7,998.3 8,720.5
GDP per capita PPP (Int’l $) 4,749.2 5,003.4 5,351.3 5,765.8 6,187.2 6,658.3
Real GDP growth (% change yoy) 6.6 5.6 6.6 7.2 7.6 6.6
Current account balance (% GDP) -4.3 -4.8 -1.7 -1.3 -1.1 -1.4
Current account balance (US$b) -78.2 -87.8 -32.3 -26.8 -22.1 -32.0
Inflation (% change yoy) 9.5 9.9 9.4 5.9 4.9 5.5
Unemployment (% labour force) 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 na na
Last Updated: 10 April 2017