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.
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
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Gold Coast – Tweed Heads||663,321|
|11||Gladstone – Tannum Sands||44,984|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 2016 census of population and housing – Most recent
- Queensland census – Most recent
- Most recent Government estimates: 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia
- Queensland Government: www.Qld.gov.au
- Visit Queensland www.queensland.com
- Visit townsville: www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au
- australia.com: www.australia.com