California vs New South Wales (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and New South Wales regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than New South Wales?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of New South Wales is 312,724 sq mi. California is smaller than New South Wales by 149,028 sq mi. California is around 1.91 times smaller than New South Wales.

Area of California:  163,696 sq mi ( 423,970 km2 )

Area of New South Wales:  312,724 sq mi ( 809,952 km2 )

Area of New South Wales compared to California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of California as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 39,237,836.

Population of California compared to New South Wales

Based on the Wikipedia data, the total population of New South Wales as of March 2021, was estimated to be around 8,176,368.

Here is some more data comparison between California and New South Wales.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of New South Wales is Sydney.

Official Languages

California: English
New South Wales: English


California: Californian
New South Wales: New South Welsh

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
New South Wales: AU-NSW

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of New South Wales as of 2019: 0.945

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

New South Wales Time Zone: 

UTC + 9:30 (Australian Central Standard Time)
UTC + 10 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 10:30 (Australian Central Daylight Time)
UTC + 11 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W

Coordinates of New South Wales:
32° 0′ 0″ S147° 0′ 0″ E

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