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Population of Cairns

Last official estimated population of Cairns (as Statistical Area Level 4) was 249 745 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 1.01% of total Australian population and 5.004% of QLD population. Area of Cairns is 21 337.00 km², in this year population density was 11.70 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+1.24%/yr), Cairns population in 2020 would be 259 158. [0]


Cairns historical population from 1991 to 2017 [2]

See also:

Population of Australia
Queensland population
↳ nearby SA4 areas:
- Townsville
- Queensland - Outback
- Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday
- Central Queensland
- Wide Bay

Cairns on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Cairns is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./km²] and population change [%/year] [2]

  View borders » (new window) [4]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1991-1992] +2.72 %/Y
[1992-1993] +3.53 %/Y
[1993-1994] +3.19 %/Y
[1994-1995] +3.21 %/Y
[1995-1996] +2.93 %/Y
[1996-1997] +1.37 %/Y
[1997-1998] +1.04 %/Y
[1998-1999] +0.54 %/Y
[1999-2000] +0.58 %/Y
[2000-2001] +0.35 %/Y
[2001-2002] +1.27 %/Y
[2002-2003] +1.81 %/Y
[2003-2004] +1.63 %/Y
[2004-2005] +2.03 %/Y
[2005-2006] +2.28 %/Y
[2006-2007] +2.62 %/Y
[2007-2008] +2.93 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.42 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1.52 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.05 %/Y
[2011-2012] +1.68 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.48 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.00 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.73 %/Y
[2015-2016] +0.93 %/Y
[2016-2017] +1.24 %/Y


Population pyramid for Cairns (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

2 288 
85+
 1 470

2 108 
80-84
 2 007

3 219 
75-79
 3 394

4 829 
70-74
 5 255

6 315 
65-69
 6 863

7 591 
60-64
 7 637

8 625 
55-59
 8 497

8 739 
50-54
 8 430

9 278 
45-49
 8 663

8 822 
40-44
 8 040

8 321 
35-39
 7 397

8 520 
30-34
 7 897

8 357 
25-29
 7 857

7 009 
20-24
 7 010

7 375 
15-19
 7 881

8 279 
10-14
 8 564

8 282 
5-9
 9 002

7 758 
0-4
 8 166


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about SA4 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] Border coordinates are simplifyed using Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm.