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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.

NEWS

Using population forecasts to project the health outcomes of suburbs

(27/02/2015)

While there are well-documented links between health behaviours and health outcomes, there is also a growing body of work suggesting that the way we are designing and building our suburbs can have a significant impact on the health outcomes of our communities. What are the links between local prevalence of chronic disease, unhealthy lifestyle conditions and built form?

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.