Population of Cairns, Australia 2019 (Queensland)
The population of Cairns in 2019, is 152,729 people in the Cairns significant urban areas. The population figure includes Palm Cove. Cairns economy is heavily reliant on tourism. The Great Barrier Reef is just a short boat ride from the city and is a main attraction for the city. The rain forest just outside Cairns is also a popular attraction along with all the waterfalls within it.
The official estimation of Cairn’s population is 152,729 people as of the last Government estimate in June 2018. 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics)
Other populated areas in Queensland
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Gold Coast – Tweed Heads||663,321|
|11||Gladstone – Tannum Sands||44,984|
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.
Demographic - Male & Female
The Cairns population is split by 50.8% female and 49.2% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016.
Cairn’s population median age is 37 years old. The biggest age group is 40-44 year olds at 7.5% of the Cairns significant urban areas ( 10,886 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016.
Median weekly household income
The population of Cairns has an average weekly household income of $1,339. However, the average personal income was $697 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016.
Median weekly rent
The population of Cairns pays on average $300 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in Cairns. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016.
Industry of employment
The Population of Cairns has a variety of jobs, but a large percentage of the population are “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) workers” at 5.8%. The next highest industry of employment is “Accommodation” at 3.5% which is much higher than the Australian average of 1.1%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census in 2016.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No religion” at 32.1%, followed by “Catholic” at 22.4% of Cairn’s population. Overall, this data shows that Cairns is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census in 2016. View our article on types of religion in Australia.
Facts about Cairns
- Cairns population have the worlds most dangerous bird on their doorstep. The Cassowary is a large flightless bird which can attack animals and humans if it’s disturbed.
- Just south of Cairns is the largest mountain in Queensland. Mount Bartle Frere is 1622 meters high.