Australia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 43,654.58 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 23,781,169 HDI (2015): 0.94
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 13
Score: 74.3
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.268
Readiness 0.755

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Australia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Australia is well positioned to adapt. Australia is the 13th least vulnerable country and the 16th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.268
Food
0.391
Projected change of cereal yields
0.845
Projected population change
0.488
Food import dependency
0.031
Rural population
0.114
Agriculture capacity
0.868
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.203
Projected change of annual runoff
0.064
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.750
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.039
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.364
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.022
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.544
Projected change of biome distribution
0.588
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.069
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.210
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.397
Human Habitat
0.312
Projected change of warm periods
0.262
Projected change of flood hazard
0.347
Urban concentration
0.217
Age dependency ratio
0.227
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.250
Paved roads
0.572
Infrastructure
0.134
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.004
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.187
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.176
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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