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Population of Cairns

Last official estimated population of Cairns Regional Council (as Local Government Area) was 163 814 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.66% of total Australian population and 3.282% of QLD population. Area of Cairns is 1 689.30 km², in this year population density was 96.97 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+1.39%/yr), Cairns population in 2020 would be 170 725. [0]


Cairns historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Yarrabah
- Cassowary Coast
- Tablelands
- Douglas
- Wujal Wujal
- Hinchinbrook
- Palm Island
- Mareeba

Cairns on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Cairns 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] +0.69 %/Y
[2001-2002] +1.64 %/Y
[2002-2003] +2.58 %/Y
[2003-2004] +2.58 %/Y
[2004-2005] +3.20 %/Y
[2005-2006] +3.54 %/Y
[2006-2007] +3.34 %/Y
[2007-2008] +3.78 %/Y
[2008-2009] +3.22 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.04 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.38 %/Y
[2011-2012] +2.02 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.77 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.15 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.86 %/Y
[2015-2016] +1.02 %/Y
[2016-2017] +1.39 %/Y


Population pyramid for Cairns (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

1 255 
85+
 693

1 121 
80-84
 1 011

1 649 
75-79
 1 718

2 652 
70-74
 2 921

3 684 
65-69
 3 940

4 513 
60-64
 4 514

5 352 
55-59
 5 204

5 725 
50-54
 5 468

6 303 
45-49
 5 925

6 235 
40-44
 5 643

6 033 
35-39
 5 271

6 163 
30-34
 5 592

5 942 
25-29
 5 492

4 943 
20-24
 4 857

4 895 
15-19
 5 337

5 570 
10-14
 5 648

5 604 
5-9
 6 030

5 306 
0-4
 5 605


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.