Population of Magnetic Island, Australia 2019 (QLD)
The population of Magnetic Island in 2019, is 2,335 people. The island is a popular tourist attraction, even with the early European settlers. The island lies only 8km away from Townsville , and is accessible by a regular ferry service. The island draws tourists for its large nature reserve which accounts for 54% of the island. The island has many hotels and hostels to attract to all budgets of travels. The permanent population of Magnetic island have many amenities such as supermarkets and a post office which is mostly situated in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.
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 Magnetic Island has a variety of occupations, but a large chunk of the population are “Professionals” at 18.4%. The next highest occupation is “Technicians and Trades Workers” at 15.3% 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 “No Religion” at 39.4%, followed by “Catholic” at 15.2% of Brisbane’s population. Overall, this data shows that Magnetic Island is not a religious place, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on types of religion in Australia.
Demographic - Male & Female
The Magnetic Island population is split by 49.8% female and 50.2% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Magnetic Island’s population median age is 54 years old. The biggest age group is 55-59 year olds at 12.6% of Magnetic Island’s population (294 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The population of Magnetic Island has an average weekly household income of $851. However, the average personal income was $536 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The population of Magnetic Island pays on average $250 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 1.9 on Magnetic Island. 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 Magnetic Island
- Magnetic island has 23 bays and beaches.
- Magnetic Island has the largest colony of Koalas in north Australia, which live in the wild.
- 54% of the island is a national park.