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Australia: Agglomerations (census population)

Commonwealth of Australia

States & Territories

The resident population of the states and territories of Australia by census years.

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1996-06-30
Population
Census (C)
2001-08-07
Population
Census (C)
2006-08-08
Population
Census (C)
2011-08-09
Population
Census (C)
2016-08-09
 
AustraliaAUSCWCanberra7,688,12617,752,82918,769,24919,855,28821,507,71923,401,892
Australian Capital TerritoryACTTerrCanberra2,358299,036309,998324,034357,222397,397235800
Christmas IslandCHRTerrThe Settlement136...1,4021,3472,0721,84313600
Cocos IslandsCOCTerrWest Island14...5965715505441400
Jervis BayJBTerr 68...5253683783916800
New South WalesNSWFStSydney800,8116,006,2066,326,5796,549,1776,917,6587,480,22880081100
Norfolk IslandTerr 39............1,7483900
Northern TerritoryNTTerrDarwin1,348,094175,342188,075192,898211,945228,833134809400
QueenslandQLDFStBrisbane1,730,1723,247,3633,522,0443,904,5324,332,7394,703,193173017200
South AustraliaSAFStAdelaide984,2751,437,1931,470,0571,514,3371,596,5721,676,65398427500
TasmaniaTASFStHobart68,018464,546460,672476,481495,354509,9656801800
VictoriaVICFStMelbourne227,4964,414,1954,660,9914,932,4225,354,0425,926,62422749600
Western AustraliaWAFStPerth2,526,6461,705,9491,828,2941,959,0882,239,1702,474,410252664600

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2011-08-09
1SydneyNSW4,028,525
2MelbourneVIC3,847,567
3BrisbaneQLD1,977,316
4PerthWA1,670,952
5AdelaideSA1,198,467
6Gold CoastQLD557,823
7NewcastleNSW398,770
8CanberraACT391,643

Contents: Agglomerations

The resident population of all Australian agglomerations (so-called "significant urban areas") according to the last census.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2011-08-09
Population
Census (C)
2016-08-09
Area 
AdelaideSA1,198,467...202436
AlbanyWA30,654...29722
Albury (- Wodonga (Vic.))NSW82,083...62821
Alice SpringsNT25,187...32751
ArmidaleNSW22,469...27469
Bacchus MarshVIC17,156...19632
BairnsdaleVIC13,239...15501
BallaratVIC91,800...34362
BallinaNSW23,511...7344
Batemans BayNSW15,732...9433
BathurstNSW32,480...21349
BendigoVIC86,078...28744
Bowral - MittagongNSW34,861...42182
BrisbaneQLD1,977,316...506513
Broken HillNSW18,519...17029
BroomeWA12,765...5004
BunburyWA65,608...22253
BundabergQLD67,341...30572
BurnieTAS26,871...13051
BusseltonWA30,286...142326
Cairns (incl. Northern Beaches)QLD133,912...25429
Camden HavenNSW15,739...52491
Canberra (- Queanbeyan (NSW))ACT391,643...48226
Central Coast (Gosford)NSW304,755...56623
CessnockNSW20,262...6898
Coffs Harbour (incl. Sawtell)NSW64,242...50553
ColacVIC11,776...5473
DarwinNT106,257...29466
DevonportTAS29,050...29039
Drysdale - Clifton SpringsVIC11,699...6515
DubboNSW33,997...18253
Echuca (- Moama (NSW))VIC19,308...35092
EllenbrookWA28,802...10454
EmeraldQLD13,219...3923
Forster - TuncurryNSW19,501...4954
GeelongVIC173,450...91879
GeraldtonWA35,749...27068
Gisborne - MacedonVIC18,014...36739
GladstoneQLD41,966...24020
Gold Coast (- Tweed Heads (NSW); Southport)QLD557,823...140276
GoulburnNSW21,485...6464
GraftonNSW18,360...10641
GriffithNSW17,900...5648
GympieQLD19,511...6930
Hervey BayQLD48,678...9316
HighfieldsQLD16,820...23016
HobartTAS200,498...121264
Home Island (Bantam Village)COC...4040
HorshamVIC15,894...8307
Kalgoorlie-BoulderWA30,839...7509
KarrathaWA16,474...13420
Kurri Kurri - WestonNSW16,198...9061
LauncestonTAS82,222...43540
LismoreNSW28,285...8854
LithgowNSW12,251...11998
MackayQLD77,293...20820
MaryboroughQLD26,215...17073
MelbourneVIC3,847,567...567930
MeltonVIC47,670...26588
Mildura (- Buronga (NSW))VIC47,538...58924
Moe - NewboroughVIC16,675...10528
Morisset - CooranbongNSW21,775...34071
Mount GambierSA27,754...19329
Mount IsaQLD20,569...6275
Murray BridgeSA16,706...9755
MuswellbrookNSW11,791...26242
Nelson Bay - CorletteNSW25,072...11553
NewcastleNSW398,770...101889
Nowra - BomaderryNSW33,340...20244
Ocean GroveVIC22,424...21866
OrangeNSW36,467...14466
ParkesNSW10,939...23466
PerthWA1,670,952...336710
Port AugustaSA13,657...24930
Port HedlandWA13,770...11646
Port LincolnSA15,222...13628
Port MacquarieNSW41,722...9625
Port PirieSA14,044...7529
RockhamptonQLD73,680...57996
SaleVIC14,259...4563
Shepparton - MooroopnaVIC46,503...24888
SingletonNSW16,133...12722
St Georges Basin - Sanctuary PointNSW12,610...7695
Sunshine Coast (Caloundra - Buderim - Noosa)QLD270,771...163299
SydneyNSW4,028,525...406367
TamworthNSW38,736...24066
TareeNSW25,421...18665
The Settlement (Flying Fish Cove)CHR...1,5960
ToowoombaQLD105,984...49812
Torquay (- Jan Juc)VIC15,043...12632
Townsville (incl. Thuringowa)QLD162,291...69615
TraralgonVIC39,706...23513
UlladullaNSW14,148...4677
UlverstoneTAS14,110...13005
Victor Harbor - GoolwaSA23,851...30882
Wagga WaggaNSW52,043...19159
WangarattaVIC17,687...5758
WarragulVIC29,946...68006
WarrnamboolVIC32,381...18261
WarwickQLD14,609...15915
West IslandCOC...1400
WhyallaSA21,991...12132
WollongongNSW268,944...57218
YeppoonQLD16,372...7856

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