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Population of Sunshine Coast

Last official estimated population of Sunshine Coast (as Significant Urban Area) was 325 105 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 1.31% of total Australian population. Area of Sunshine Coast is 1 633.10 km², in this year population density was 199.07 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+2.59%/yr), Sunshine Coast population in 2020 would be 351 000. [0]


Sunshine Coast historical population from 2001 to 2017 [4] [3]

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Gympie
- Brisbane
- Maryborough
- Kingaroy
- Hervey Bay
- Gold Coast - Tweed Heads

Sunshine Coast on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Sunshine Coast 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] +3.91 %/Y
[2002-2003] +1.99 %/Y
[2003-2004] +3.72 %/Y
[2004-2005] +2.78 %/Y
[2005-2006] +2.56 %/Y
[2006-2007] +2.60 %/Y
[2007-2008] +2.86 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.57 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1.75 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.37 %/Y
[2011-2012] +2.72 %/Y
[2012-2013] +2.57 %/Y
[2013-2014] +2.31 %/Y
[2014-2015] +2.21 %/Y
[2015-2016] +2.35 %/Y
[2016-2017] +2.59 %/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.