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.
Other populated areas in Queensland
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Gold Coast – Tweed Heads||663,321|
|11||Gladstone – Tannum Sands||44,984|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New south Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*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.