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Population of Cairns

Last official estimated population of Cairns (as Significant Urban Area) was 151 215 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.61% of total Australian population. Area of Cairns is 254.05 km², in this year population density was 595.21 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+1.36%/yr), Cairns population in 2020 would be 157 482. [0]


Cairns historical population from 2001 to 2017 [4] [3]

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Townsville
- Not in any Significant Urban Area (Qld)
- Mackay
- Emerald
- Mount Isa
- Rockhampton

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 %:

[2001-2002] +1.98 %/Y
[2002-2003] +0.55 %/Y
[2003-2004] +2.76 %/Y
[2004-2005] +3.26 %/Y
[2005-2006] +3.75 %/Y
[2006-2007] +3.31 %/Y
[2007-2008] +3.91 %/Y
[2008-2009] +3.19 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.08 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.50 %/Y
[2011-2012] +2.03 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.81 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.19 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.87 %/Y
[2015-2016] +1.07 %/Y
[2016-2017] +1.36 %/Y


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about SUA 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.