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Population of Townsville

Last official estimated population of Townsville (as Significant Urban Area) was 179 822 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.73% of total Australian population. Area of Townsville is 693.29 km², in this year population density was 259.38 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+0.89%/yr), Townsville population in 2020 would be 184 640. [0]


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

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Cairns
- Mackay
- Not in any Significant Urban Area (Qld)
- Emerald
- Rockhampton
- Yeppoon

Townsville on population maps [3]

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Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[2001-2002] +2.52 %/Y
[2002-2003] -0.28 %/Y
[2003-2004] +2.31 %/Y
[2004-2005] +2.87 %/Y
[2005-2006] +2.78 %/Y
[2006-2007] +2.58 %/Y
[2007-2008] +3.13 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.78 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.10 %/Y
[2010-2011] +2.15 %/Y
[2011-2012] +1.98 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.59 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.25 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.65 %/Y
[2015-2016] +0.76 %/Y
[2016-2017] +0.89 %/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.