Population of Ayr, Australia 2019 (QLD)

"The Sugar cane town"

The population of Ayr in 2019,  is a mixed group of people with a population of 8,738 in the Ayr state suburbs. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.4% of the towns population. Ayr is a popular destination for tourists travelling the east coast of Australia, as it lies in between Townsville an Airllie Beach which are both popular with travellers. Ayr also has a strong backpacker population, having lots of fertile land in the surrounding and jobs in the horticultural industry. 

8,738

The official estimation of Ayr’s population as 2016 is 8,738 people as of the last Government Census. (Government Statistics

 

Other populated areas in Queensland

RankSignificant Urban AreasPopulation
1Brisbane2,408,223
2Gold Coast – Tweed Heads663,321
3Sunshine Coast325,399
4Townsville180,346
5Cairns151,925
6Toowoomba135,631
7Mackay80,427
8Rockhampton78,871
9Bundaberg70,578
10Hervey Bay53,492
11Gladstone – Tannum Sands44,984
12Maryborough27,347
13Gympie21,501
14Yeppoon18,764
15Mount Isa18,563
16Warwick15,328
17Emerald14,047
18Kingaroy10,484

Occupation

The Population of Ayr has a variety of occupations, but a large chunk of the population are “Labourers” at 16.7%. The next highest occupation is similar being “Technicians and Trades Workers” at 16.3% which is higher than the Australian average of 13.5%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census

Religious affiliation

The top response for religious affiliation  was “Catholic” at 37.7%, followed by “Anglican” at 15.9% of Ayr’s population. Overall, this data shows that Ayr is a religious town, compared to other urban areas that have a high “No Religion” response in the census. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on Types of religion in Australia.  

Ayr

Burdekin Bridge from the banks of the Burdekin River. Ayr, Queensland. 1957.
Burdekin Bridge - Ayr, Queensland 1957

Demographic - Male & Female

The Ayr population is split by 50.7% female and 49.3% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

50.7%

4,427 Females

49.3%

4,307 Males

Median Age

Ayr’s population median age is 43 years old. The biggest age group is 60-64 year olds at 7.1% of the Ayr population (620 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

43 Years old

Median weekly household income

The population of Ayr has an average weekly household income of $1,110. However, the average personal income was $603 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

$1,110 a week

Median weekly rent

The population of Ayr pays on average $220 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.3 in Ayr. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

$220 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
Victoria6,460,6752.2%
Queensland5,011,2161.7%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania528,2011.1%
Australian Capital Territory420,9602.2%
Northern Territory247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island. 

Facts about Ayr

  • The origin of the towns name, comes from a Scottish town on the Firth of Clyde south of Glasgow. It was the birthplace of Thomas Mcllwraith who was the Queensland premier, between 1879 and 1893. The town was then named in his honour. 
  • The town has a bridge to the south, which is over a kilometre long, to ensure that in the event of a flood the town is not cut off by the Burdekin River. 
  • Ayr produces the sweetest sugar in all of Australia and is also where most of Australia’s domestic sugar comes from. 

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