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Population of Lake Macquarie

Last official estimated population of Lake Macquarie City (as Local Government Area) was 203 376 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.82% of total Australian population and 2.556% of NSW population. Area of Lake Macquarie is 648.60 km², in this year population density was 313.56 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+0.52%/yr), Lake Macquarie population in 2020 would be 206 540. [0]


Lake Macquarie historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Newcastle
- Maitland
- Central Coast (NSW)
- Cessnock
- Port Stephens
- Hornsby
- Dungog
- Northern Beaches

Lake Macquarie on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Lake Macquarie is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1996-2001] +1.06 %/Y
[2001-2002] +0.55 %/Y
[2002-2003] +0.42 %/Y
[2003-2004] +0.13 %/Y
[2004-2005] +0.07 %/Y
[2005-2006] -0.02 %/Y
[2006-2007] +0.62 %/Y
[2007-2008] +0.95 %/Y
[2008-2009] +1.10 %/Y
[2009-2010] +0.87 %/Y
[2010-2011] +0.79 %/Y
[2011-2012] +0.45 %/Y
[2012-2013] +0.64 %/Y
[2013-2014] +0.65 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.49 %/Y
[2015-2016] +0.54 %/Y
[2016-2017] +0.52 %/Y


Population pyramid for Lake Macquarie (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

3 565 
85+
 2 108

2 987 
80-84
 2 376

3 950 
75-79
 3 373

5 458 
70-74
 5 040

6 237 
65-69
 5 676

6 580 
60-64
 6 065

6 980 
55-59
 6 639

6 721 
50-54
 6 134

6 833 
45-49
 6 646

6 376 
40-44
 6 076

6 110 
35-39
 5 661

6 141 
30-34
 5 916

5 761 
25-29
 5 539

5 590 
20-24
 6 024

6 097 
15-19
 6 514

6 062 
10-14
 6 472

6 399 
5-9
 6 662

6 066 
0-4
 6 542


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about LGA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.