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.  

2,335

The official estimation of Magnetic Island’s population is 2,335 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 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

Religious affiliation

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.  

Magnetic Island

A beach on Magnetic Island in the early morning

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. 

49.8%

1,165 Females

50.2%

1,174 Males

Median Age

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

54 Years old

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. 

$851 a week

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

$250 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 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.

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