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. 

152,729

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

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

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. 

Cairns, Queensland

Cairns Population, Qeensland

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. 

50.8%

73,585 Females

49.2%

71,202 Males

Median Age

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.

37 Years old

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.

$1,339 a week

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

$300 a week

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

Religious affiliation

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.  

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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. 

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