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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 Urban Centers

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2011-08-09
1SydneyNSW3,908,643
2MelbourneVIC3,707,529
3BrisbaneQLD1,874,426
4PerthWA1,627,576
5AdelaideSA1,103,979
6Gold CoastQLD533,659
7CanberraACT391,473
8NewcastleNSW308,307
9Central CoastNSW297,713

Contents: Urban Centers

The resident population of all Australian urban centers with than 10,000 inhabitants by census years.

NameAdm.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
Area 
AdelaideSA979,341997,4361,043,0061,103,979...85227
AlbanyWA20,49322,25625,19626,644...8161
Albury (- Wodonga (Vic.))NSW67,31669,66473,49777,230...11606
Alice SpringsNT22,48823,38421,62224,210...4951
ArmidaleNSW21,33020,06819,48519,817...3101
Bacchus MarshVIC12,13012,10713,26114,914...1737
BairnsdaleVIC10,66710,55711,28211,821...2391
BaldivisWA...9793,73313,536...1788
BallaratVIC64,83172,76678,22185,936...11368
BallinaNSW16,59916,51716,47715,965...1406
Bargara - Innes ParkQLD5,1306,6777,94910,050...2114
Batemans BayNSW10,21910,18110,84511,332...2228
BathurstNSW26,02926,92028,99231,292...5309
BendigoVIC59,93668,48076,05182,795...14605
Blue Mountains (Katoomba - Hazelbrook)NSW27,82728,005Sydney28,770...7918
Bongaree - WoorimQLD12,76114,57415,91417,041...2743
Bowral - MittagongNSW14,79316,58218,95319,727...7560
BrisbaneQLD1,291,8961,491,5191,678,8811,874,426...197180
Broken HillNSW20,96319,75318,85418,431...2572
BroomeWA15,90615,24211,54712,765...5004
BunburyWA24,94545,15354,48264,384...11614
BundabergQLD41,02544,15446,96149,752...10426
BurnieTAS18,09518,06419,16019,818...3134
BusseltonWA13,96313,86315,38621,405...13174
Cairns (incl. Northern Beaches)QLD107,041108,350116,917133,891...20955
Canberra (- Queanbeyan (NSW))ACT322,723336,805356,120391,473...47178
Central Coast (Gosford)NSW228,421255,506283,735297,713...40080
CessnockNSW17,82517,79118,31620,015...2719
Coffs Harbour (incl. Sawtell)NSW35,41740,71942,55045,580...7796
ColacVIC10,18210,16410,85711,416...2285
Crafers - BridgewaterSA13,19713,13013,37214,617...4530
DalbyQLD9,5179,6939,77810,860...4362
DarwinNT82,48489,19990,539103,017...21613
DevonportTAS22,29921,52822,31522,770...2877
Drysdale - Clifton SpringsVIC......10,21710,929...1081
DubboNSW30,10230,86030,57432,326...9734
Echuca (- Moama (NSW))VIC13,77813,74415,68916,809...3676
EllenbrookWA...6,83713,79925,573...2622
EmeraldQLD10,09210,03710,99912,896...2895
Forster - TuncurryNSW17,99617,93918,37218,902...3267
GawlerSA16,83716,77920,00623,957...4318
GeelongVIC125,382129,668137,220143,921...11481
GeraldtonWA25,24325,32427,42031,348...6370
GladstoneQLD26,41526,50928,80832,074...9640
Gold Coast (- Tweed Heads (NSW); Southport)QLD311,932406,619454,436533,659...60943
GoulburnNSW21,29320,84620,12721,485...6464
GraftonNSW17,42617,38017,50116,601...4227
GriffithNSW14,20915,93716,18217,617...4618
GympieQLD10,62310,58310,93317,284...4154
Hervey BayQLD32,05435,10641,22548,678...9316
HobartTAS154,459154,278161,968170,977...26883
HorshamVIC13,24113,20114,12515,261...4080
Kalgoorlie-BoulderWA28,08728,19628,24230,840...6246
KarrathaWA10,79610,73011,72816,474...11886
KempseyNSW9,0459,1448,89710,375...5547
KiamaNSW12,28412,24112,28612,815...1287
Kurri Kurri - WestonNSW12,32612,31712,53213,058...1341
LaraVIC7,3389,18510,52511,192...1145
LauncestonTAS67,70168,08871,39574,085...9514
LismoreNSW28,23027,19327,06927,475...4025
LithgowNSW11,03311,02311,29811,144...2415
MackayQLD44,88057,54167,04074,221...12578
MaitlandNSW50,48053,84261,91567,133...13074
MaryboroughQLD21,28621,12321,50121,776...4395
MelbourneVIC2,875,6273,146,0443,387,9973,707,529...254324
MeltonVIC30,30432,00735,49045,625...5505
Mildura (- Buronga (NSW))VIC25,65729,42331,48633,434...4695
Moe - NewboroughVIC15,38715,35215,58215,292...2227
Morisset - CooranbongNSW10,50512,68915,23316,921...4762
MorwellVIC13,52713,50513,39913,689...1297
Mount BarkerSA7,9089,11611,54014,452...2957
Mount GambierSA22,03722,65623,49425,200...3153
Mount IsaQLD21,75120,36918,85720,569...6275
Murray BridgeSA13,01712,99814,04815,968...4975
MuswellbrookNSW10,03610,01010,22211,045...1184
NambourQLD13,00213,54214,34916,251...2140
Nelson Bay - CorletteNSW9,22010,63910,97411,059...1048
NewcastleNSW278,430278,773288,732308,307...29237
Nowra - BomaderryNSW23,82324,70027,47827,987...3598
Ocean GroveVIC12,65512,58214,34516,091...1722
OrangeNSW30,70531,92331,54434,991...6367
PakenhamVIC11,30111,28318,80832,913...2511
ParkesNSW10,0949,7859,82610,028...1633
PerthWA1,208,6481,298,1691,424,9561,627,576...156559
Port AugustaSA13,19413,15313,25713,505...9090
Port HedlandWA12,77612,69511,55713,770...10887
Port LincolnSA12,66412,63013,04414,086...4034
Port MacquarieNSW33,70937,69639,21941,493...4459
Port PirieSA13,26313,25413,20613,819...3335
Raymond TerraceNSW12,51412,48212,70013,218...2532
RockhamptonQLD57,77058,95060,82761,725...9479
SaleVIC12,85412,79313,33612,764...1988
Shepparton - MooroopnaVIC31,94535,75438,77342,742...6951
SingletonNSW12,53112,49513,66513,962...1595
SunburyVIC22,12625,08629,56633,062...2921
Sunshine Coast (Caloundra - Buderim - Noosa)QLD...165,089184,662209,263...27326
SydneyNSW3,300,8693,485,5643,673,0273,908,643...203655
TamworthNSW31,86532,44033,47536,132...7203
TareeNSW16,70216,62116,51717,819...5576
ToowoombaQLD83,35088,77695,26596,568...11410
Torquay (- Jan Juc)VIC5,9847,9439,85113,336...1681
Townsville (incl. Thuringowa)QLD113,112126,130139,276157,752...25294
TraralgonVIC19,61419,56921,96024,590...2388
UlladullaNSW9,75710,99711,78512,137...2532
UlverstoneTAS10,97610,75711,23712,112...1706
Victor Harbor - GoolwaSA13,22315,65619,36723,486...17703
Wagga WaggaNSW43,10044,50346,97846,913...6732
WangarattaVIC16,34216,31016,84517,376...3864
WarragulVIC10,43710,40511,49813,081...1656
WarrnamboolVIC26,05226,66928,15029,286...4342
WarwickQLD12,01111,98112,56213,379...3616
WhyallaSA23,38221,21121,12221,736...11254
WollongongNSW219,761227,522234,482245,943...21917
YeppoonQLD10,77810,65613,28515,141...3874

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