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Population

The Estimated Resident Population of Cairns was 168,449 as of the 30th June 2020.

The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) is the official population of the area. It is updated annually by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and reassessed every Census. The chart and table show last 10 years ERP for Cairns Regional Council, the state and Australia, with percentage comparisons. A growing population can indicate a growing economy, but this is not necessarily the case and depends on the residential role and function of the area.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2011, Australia: 1.4% 2012, Australia: 1.8% 2013, Australia: 1.8% 2014, Australia: 1.5% 2015, Australia: 1.5% 2016, Australia: 1.4% 2017, Australia: 1.7% 2018, Australia: 1.5% 2019, Australia: 1.5% 2020, Australia: 1.3% 2011, Queensland: 1.6% 2012, Queensland: 2.1% 2013, Queensland: 1.9% 2014, Queensland: 1.5% 2015, Queensland: 1.3% 2016, Queensland: 1.3% 2017, Queensland: 1.7% 2018, Queensland: 1.7% 2019, Queensland: 1.7% 2020, Queensland: 1.6% 2011, Cairns: 1.4% 2012, Cairns: 2.0% 2013, Cairns: 1.8% 2014, Cairns: 1.2% 2015, Cairns: 0.9% 2016, Cairns: 1.0% 2017, Cairns: 1.4% 2018, Cairns: 1.0% 2019, Cairns: 0.8% 2020, Cairns: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).
Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2010, Cairns Regional Council: 148,943 2011, Cairns Regional Council: 150,992 2012, Cairns Regional Council: 154,041 2013, Cairns Regional Council: 156,764 2014, Cairns Regional Council: 158,574 2015, Cairns Regional Council: 159,944 2016, Cairns Regional Council: 161,573 2017, Cairns Regional Council: 163,762 2018, Cairns Regional Council: 165,462 2019, Cairns Regional Council: 166,849 2020, Cairns Regional Council: 168,449
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
CairnsQueenslandAustralia
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percentNumberChange in numberChange in percentNumberChange in numberChange in percent
2020168,449+1,600+0.965,176,186+82,302+1.6225,697,298+331,553+1.31
2019166,849+1,387+0.845,093,884+84,460+1.6925,365,745+383,057+1.53
2018165,462+1,700+1.045,009,424+81,795+1.6624,982,688+380,828+1.55
2017163,762+2,189+1.354,927,629+82,477+1.7024,601,860+410,953+1.70
2016161,573+1,629+1.024,845,152+60,785+1.2724,190,907+340,123+1.43
2015159,944+1,370+0.864,784,367+59,950+1.2723,850,784+346,646+1.47
2014158,574+1,810+1.154,724,417+69,896+1.5023,504,138+358,237+1.55
2013156,764+2,723+1.774,654,521+84,658+1.8523,145,901+403,426+1.77
2012154,041+3,049+2.024,569,863+93,085+2.0822,742,475+402,451+1.80
2011150,992+2,049+1.384,476,778+72,034+1.6422,340,024+308,274+1.40
2010148,943----4,404,744----22,031,750----

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

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