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Welcome to Cairns Community Profile

The Cairns Estimated Resident Population for 2014 is 158,985, with a population density of 0.94 persons per hectare.

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this site has been adjusted to align with the new de-amalgamated LGA boundary that came into effect on 1st January 2014

The Cairns Regional Council area is located in Far North Queensland, about 1,700 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD, and 350 kilometres north of the Townsville CBD.

The Cairns Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

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The top 20 fastest growing suburbs in NSW

(26/07/2015)

In this blog we delve into .id’s Small Area Forecasts (SAFi), offering some insights into the factors driving growth and sharing the top 20 population growth areas in New South Wales.

Profiling culturally diverse communities in NSW

(16/07/2015)

How can you profile and visualize cultural diversity within a state? The Multicultural New South Wales profile is now available to everyone. It provides a range of information on the culturally diverse population of New South Wales and details key social and economic characteristics of communities living across the State.

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.