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Population of Mackay

Last official estimated population of Mackay (as Significant Urban Area) was 80 092 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.32% of total Australian population. Area of Mackay is 212.43 km², in this year population density was 377.03 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (-0.4%/yr), Mackay population in 2020 would be 79 143. [0]


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

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Rockhampton
- Yeppoon
- Emerald
- Townsville
- Gladstone - Tannum Sands
- Bundaberg

Mackay on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Mackay 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] +2.98 %/Y
[2002-2003] +0.21 %/Y
[2003-2004] +3.30 %/Y
[2004-2005] +4.09 %/Y
[2005-2006] +3.88 %/Y
[2006-2007] +2.41 %/Y
[2007-2008] +2.27 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.51 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1.92 %/Y
[2010-2011] +2.09 %/Y
[2011-2012] +1.13 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.07 %/Y
[2013-2014] +0.00 %/Y
[2014-2015] -0.42 %/Y
[2015-2016] -0.86 %/Y
[2016-2017] -0.40 %/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.