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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
Population
Census (C)
2021-08-11
 
AustraliaAUSCWCanberra7,688,12617,752,82918,769,24919,855,28821,507,71923,401,89225,422,788
Australian Capital TerritoryACTTerrCanberra2,358299,036309,998324,034357,222397,397454,499235800
Christmas IslandCHRTerrThe Settlement136...1,4021,3472,0721,8431,69213600
Cocos IslandsCOCTerrWest Island14...5965715505445931400
Jervis BayJBTerr68...5253683783913106800
New South WalesNSWFStSydney800,8116,006,2066,326,5796,549,1776,917,6587,480,2288,072,16380081100
Norfolk IslandNITerrKingston391,7722,0371,8631,7951,7482,1883900
Northern TerritoryNTTerrDarwin1,348,094175,342188,075192,898211,945228,833232,605134809400
QueenslandQLDFStBrisbane1,730,1723,247,3633,522,0443,904,5324,332,7394,703,1935,156,138173017200
South AustraliaSAFStAdelaide984,2751,437,1931,470,0571,514,3371,596,5721,676,6531,781,51698427500
TasmaniaTASFStHobart68,018464,546460,672476,481495,354509,965557,5716801800
VictoriaVICFStMelbourne227,4964,414,1954,660,9914,932,4225,354,0425,926,6246,503,49122749600
Western AustraliaWAFStPerth2,526,6461,705,9491,828,2941,959,0882,239,1702,474,4102,660,026252664600

Major Urban Centers

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2021-08-11
1SydneyNSW4,713,092
2MelbourneVIC4,504,305
3BrisbaneQLD2,275,734
4PerthWA2,040,281
5AdelaideSA1,243,655
6Gold CoastQLD673,771
7CanberraACT478,584
8NewcastleNSW350,745
9Central CoastNSW326,451

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
Population
Census (C)
2021-08-11
Area 
AdelaideSA979,341997,4361,043,0061,103,9791,165,6391,243,65583696
Airlie Beach - CannonvaleQLD...6,5686,7627,8699,33410,4761949
AlbanyWA20,49322,25625,19626,64429,36931,1078831
Albury (- Wodonga (Vic.))NSW67,31669,66473,49777,23083,10288,79911748
Alice SpringsNT22,48823,38421,62224,21023,72824,8608556
ArmidaleNSW21,33020,06819,48519,81720,39120,6523101
Bacchus MarshVIC12,13012,10713,26114,91417,30319,5001772
BairnsdaleVIC10,66710,55711,28211,82112,95013,3072391
BallaratVIC64,83172,76678,22185,93693,761104,01415411
BallinaNSW16,59916,51716,47715,96516,50217,1041421
Bargara - Innes ParkQLD5,1306,6777,94910,05011,05913,0042111
Batemans BayNSW10,21910,18110,84511,33211,29412,2592238
BathurstNSW26,02926,92028,99231,29233,58134,8635312
BendigoVIC59,93668,48076,05182,79592,384100,72616486
Blue Mountains (Katoomba - Hazelbrook)NSW27,82728,005Sydney28,77029,32030,0477918
Bongaree - WoorimQLD12,76114,57415,91417,04118,14420,9812707
Bowral - MittagongNSW14,79316,58218,95319,72721,39724,2255976
BrisbaneQLD1,291,8961,491,5191,678,8811,875,2222,054,6162,275,734200392
Broken HillNSW20,96319,75318,85418,43117,58917,4912572
BroomeWA15,90615,24211,54712,76513,98414,6525004
BunburyWA24,94545,15354,48264,38471,09474,95612006
BundabergQLD41,02544,15446,96149,75250,15052,12410422
BurnieTAS18,09518,06419,16019,81819,38820,2553134
BusseltonWA13,96313,86315,38621,40525,32529,26510575
Byron BayNSW...9,1848,2728,4249,24610,5462186
Cairns (incl. Northern Beaches)QLD107,041108,350116,917133,891144,733154,93119857
Canberra (- Queanbeyan (NSW))ACT322,723336,805356,120391,473432,141478,58440138
CasinoNSW...9,1509,4009,6299,9849,9681219
CastlemaineVIC...8,2708,9179,1249,93310,5673469
Central Coast (Gosford)NSW228,421255,506283,735297,713307,740326,45133420
CessnockNSW17,82517,79118,31620,01521,72327,5172719
Coffs Harbour (incl. Sawtell)NSW35,41740,71942,55045,58048,22151,0747797
ColacVIC10,18210,16410,85711,41611,89012,3332285
Crafers - BridgewaterSA13,19713,13013,37214,61715,12715,7854907
DalbyQLD9,5179,6939,77810,86012,00512,09813887
DarwinNT82,48489,19990,539103,017118,452122,65923672
DevonportTAS22,29921,52822,31522,77023,04424,3543039
DrouinVIC...5,8006,8589,36911,88914,3792104
Drysdale - Clifton SpringsVIC......10,21710,92912,48315,5031331
DubboNSW30,10230,86030,57432,32634,33539,0338576
Echuca (- Moama (NSW))VIC13,77813,74415,68917,31518,52320,2085370
EmeraldQLD10,09210,03710,99912,89613,52914,0813898
EsperanceWA...9,3659,5369,92010,42010,2233007
Forster - TuncurryNSW17,99617,93918,37218,90219,91820,5663266
GawlerSA16,83716,77920,00623,95726,47028,5464532
GeelongVIC125,382129,668137,220143,921157,103180,09616862
GeraldtonWA25,24325,32427,42031,34831,97832,7586454
GisborneVIC...4,2286,3988,0569,82210,9942082
GladstoneQLD26,41526,50928,80832,07433,41734,43110141
Gold Coast ( Southport)QLD311,932406,619454,436535,660600,334673,77164805
GoulburnNSW21,29320,84620,12721,48522,41623,9655558
GracemereQLD...4,4545,0618,16010,81311,5422246
GraftonNSW17,42617,38017,50116,60116,79017,1654217
GriffithNSW14,20915,93716,18217,61718,87820,2964607
GympieQLD10,62313,62114,93417,28418,26719,9534148
Hervey BayQLD32,05435,10641,22548,67852,07557,7349322
HighfieldsQLD...3,6385,9107,9479,47410,2721655
HobartTAS154,459154,278161,968170,977178,005198,20724502
HorshamVIC13,24113,20114,12515,26115,63016,2904080
Kalgoorlie-BoulderWA28,08728,19628,24230,84029,86929,0986246
KarrathaWA10,79610,73011,72816,47415,82517,02611886
KempseyNSW9,0459,1448,89710,37510,64911,1525582
KiamaNSW12,28412,24112,28612,81513,45514,4941287
KingaroyQLD...7,1477,6209,58710,07010,3165348
Kurri Kurri (incl. Weston)NSW12,32613,75714,34715,20016,79020,1902555
LaraVIC7,3389,18510,52511,19213,32715,4871144
LauncestonTAS67,70168,08871,39574,08575,32880,9649511
LeopoldVIC...6,7728,1609,60811,88212,315560
LismoreNSW28,23027,19327,06927,47527,57027,8984025
LithgowNSW11,03311,02311,29811,14411,53211,2092415
MackayQLD44,88057,32167,04074,22175,70481,24613595
MaitlandNSW50,48053,84261,91568,50678,01995,73114544
MaryboroughQLD21,28621,12321,50121,77622,20522,3574717
MelbourneVIC2,875,6273,157,6493,407,1043,741,7924,196,2014,504,305270536
MeltonVIC30,30432,00735,49045,62554,45561,9565520
Mildura (- Buronga (NSW))VIC25,65729,42331,48633,43435,60137,8124683
Moe - NewboroughVIC15,38715,35215,58215,29215,06215,7762227
Morisset - CooranbongNSW10,50512,68915,23316,92118,74123,1244747
MorwellVIC13,52713,50513,39913,68913,54014,0641426
Mount BarkerSA7,9089,11611,54014,45216,63017,9791940
Mount GambierSA22,03722,65623,49425,20026,14826,5983153
Mount IsaQLD21,75120,36918,85720,56918,34218,3126281
MudgeeNSW...8,6038,2499,82810,96411,6592760
Murray BridgeSA13,01712,99814,04815,96816,80317,4674975
MuswellbrookNSW10,03610,01010,22211,04510,40510,5971189
NambourQLD13,00213,54214,34916,25118,18320,5762135
Nelson Bay (incl. Corlette)NSW9,22010,63910,97412,89513,96714,6091147
NewcastleNSW278,430287,131297,454308,307322,279350,74529584
Nowra - BomaderryNSW23,82324,70027,47827,98730,85633,5823781
Ocean GroveVIC12,65512,58214,34516,09118,20822,7503676
OrangeNSW30,70531,92331,54434,99137,18140,9746386
ParkesNSW10,0949,7859,82610,0289,9649,8361698
PerthWA1,208,6481,305,9851,442,4881,667,4221,874,5772,040,281172197
Port AugustaSA13,19413,15313,25713,50512,89412,7753177
Port HedlandWA12,77612,69511,55713,77013,82815,27510883
PortlandVIC...9,5669,8209,95010,05910,4473151
Port LincolnSA12,66412,63013,04414,08614,06214,3864034
Port MacquarieNSW33,70937,69639,21941,49344,81147,7374365
Port PirieSA13,26313,25413,20613,81913,74313,7123335
Raymond TerraceNSW12,51412,48212,70013,21813,30114,0762532
RockhamptonQLD57,77058,95060,82761,72561,21361,9859484
SaleVIC12,85412,79313,33612,76413,50714,0983430
Sandstone Point - NingiQLD.........8,0279,0949,9343650
Shepparton - MooroopnaVIC31,94535,75438,77342,74246,19450,7617302
SingletonNSW12,53112,49513,66513,96213,21713,7451595
St Georges Basin - Sanctuary PointNSW...7,6048,3439,24310,14111,0901455
SunburyVIC22,12625,08629,56633,06234,42535,5632920
Sunshine Coast (Caloundra - Buderim - Noosa)QLD...165,089184,662213,152243,377275,06332104
Swan HillVIC...9,7389,6849,89410,60310,8602104
SydneyNSW3,300,8693,486,2133,673,6823,912,4894,321,5344,713,092217912
TamworthNSW31,86532,44033,47536,13233,88235,4133822
TareeNSW16,70216,62116,51717,81918,11418,5985125
ToowoombaQLD83,35088,77695,26596,568100,032108,14911411
Torquay (- Jan Juc)VIC5,9847,9439,85113,33616,94222,9733899
Townsville (incl. Thuringowa)QLD113,112126,130139,276157,752168,726173,24726125
TraralgonVIC19,61419,56921,96024,59025,48226,9263331
UlladullaNSW9,75710,99711,78512,13713,05716,4672532
UlverstoneTAS10,97610,75711,23712,11212,03212,7381706
Victor HarborSA7,3438,92310,377...15,26716,6982300
Wagga WaggaNSW43,10044,50346,97846,91348,26349,7047153
WangarattaVIC16,34216,31016,84517,37618,56719,7044049
WarragulVIC10,43710,40511,49813,08114,27415,0371798
WarrnamboolVIC26,05226,66928,15029,28630,70731,7144531
WarwickQLD12,01111,98112,56213,37913,86014,1153720
WhyallaSA23,38221,21121,12221,73621,50520,9083210
WollongongNSW219,761227,522234,482245,943261,897279,73623700
YanchepWA...1,9532,4824,2468,86211,0031377
YarrabilbaQLD............4,05710,7013892
Yarrawonga - MulwalaVIC...5,6907,3518,6969,80510,9544424
YeppoonQLD10,77810,65613,28515,14116,35117,5523968

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