Welcome to Cairns Community Profile

The Cairns Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 157,102, with a population density of 0.93 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.

Important

Statistics

Population

157,102

ABS ERP 2013

Land area

168,872

hectares (1,689 Km2)

Population density

0.93

persons per hectare

NEWS

Birth numbers remain high

(9/11/2014)

The ABS has recently released its annual data on births in Australia, which contains detailed information on just about every aspect of fertility. While the number of births remain relatively high, fertility rate for Australia has declined in the last few years. What other trends can we observe?

Update: The 50 largest towns and cities in Australia

(29/07/2014)

Using the latest figures from the ABS we’ve updated our table ranking Australia’s largest cities. Where does your town come in? Read more

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