Population of Townsville, Australia 2019 (QLD)

The population of Townsville in 2019,  is 180,346 people. This figure was caculated using the Townsville Significant urban areas. The figure includes Thuringowa. Magnetic island is not included. Townsville is the 4th biggest city in Queensland, behind the Sunshine Coast. Townsville is a popular destination for domestic and international tourists, with popular attractions close by.  

180,820

The official estimation of Townsville’s population is 180,820 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

Industry of employment

The Population of Townsville has a variety of jobs, but a large percentage of the population are “Defence” Workers at 6.7%. The next highest industry of employment is “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals)” at 5.9% which is higher than the Australian average of 3.9%.  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 28.3%, followed by “Catholic” at 26.8% of Townsville’s population. Overall, this data shows that Townsville 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.  

Townsville, Queensland

Townsville

Demographic - Male & Female

The Townsville population is split by 50.2% female and 49.8% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016. 

50.2%

87,227 Females

49.8%

86,585Males

Median Age

Townsville’s population median age is 33 years old. The biggest age group is 20-24 year olds at 8.8% of the Townsville population (15,268 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016

33 Years old

Median weekly household income

The population of Townsville has an average weekly household income of $1,442. However, the average personal income was $710 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016. 

$1,442 a week

Median weekly rent

The population of Townsville pays on average $300 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.6 in Townsville. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016

$300 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. 

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A Fact about Townsville

  • Townsvillie has the largest army barracks in Australia. It’s home to the Australian 3rd Brigade which operates the air force base.  

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