List of places in Queensland by population

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This is a list of places in Queensland by urban centre population.

Urban areas by population[edit]

Rank Urban Centre Population Region Notes
2016 census 2011 census
1 Brisbane 2,054,614 [1] 1,874,427 [2] South East Queensland 3rd largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne
2 Gold CoastTweed Heads (Gold Coast part) 540,559 [3] 478,107 [4] South East Queensland and Northern Rivers 6th largest city in Australia, Includes part of New South Wales
3 Sunshine Coast 243,337 [5] 209,263 [6] South East Queensland 9th largest city in Australia
4 Townsville 168,729 [7] 157,748 [8] North Queensland 13th largest city in Australia, Includes Thuringowa
5 Cairns 144,730 [9] 133,893 [10] Far North Queensland 14th largest city in Australia
6 Toowoomba 100,032 [11] 96,567 [12] Darling Downs 16th largest city in Australia, 2nd largest inland after Canberra
7 Mackay 75,710 [13] 74,219 [14] Central Queensland 20th largest city in Australia
8 Rockhampton 61,214 [15] 61,724 [16] Central Queensland 21st largest city in Australia
9 Hervey Bay 52,073 [17] 48,680 [18] Wide Bay-Burnett 26th largest city in Australia
10 Bundaberg 50,148 [19] 49,750 [20] Wide Bay-Burnett 24th largest city in Australia
11 Gladstone 33,418 [21] 32,073 [22] Central Queensland 31st largest city in Australia
12 Maryborough 22,206 [23] 21,777 [24] Wide Bay-Burnett 49th largest city in Australia
13 Mount Isa 18,342 [25] 20,570 [26] Gulf Country 67th largest city in Australia
14 Gympie 18,267 [27] 17,285 [28] Wide Bay-Burnett 59th largest city in Australia
15 Nambour 18,181 [29] 16,250 [30] South East Queensland
16 BongareeWoorim 18,142 [31] 17,041 [32] South East Queensland Situated on Bribie Island
17 Yeppoon 16,350 [33] 15,141 [34] Central Queensland 66th largest city in Australia
18 Warwick 13,862 [35] 13,376 [36] Darling Downs 78th largest city in Australia
19 Emerald 13,532 [37] 12,895 [38] Central Queensland 86th largest city in Australia
20 Dalby 12,005 [39] 10,861 [40] Darling Downs
21 BargaraInnes Park 11,055 [41] 10,052 [42] Wide Bay-Burnett
22 Gracemere 10,813 [43] 8,160 [44] Central Queensland
23 Kingaroy 10,066 [45] 9,586 [46] Wide Bay-Burnett 96th largest city in Australia
24 Tannum SandsBoyne Island 9,528 [47] 9,348 [48] Central Queensland
25 Highfields 9,474 [49] 7,947 [50] Darling Downs
26 Airlie Beach 9,334 [51] 7,869 [52] Central Queensland
27 Sandstone Point - Ningi 9,094 [53] 8,027 [54] South East Queensland
28 Bowen 8,854 [55] 8,606 [56] North Queensland
29 Moranbah 8,333 [57] 8,626 [58] Central Queensland
30 Ayr 8,283 [59] 8,393 [60] North Queensland
31 Charters Towers 8,126 [61] 8,235 [62] North Queensland
32 Mareeba 7,736 [63] 7,296 [64] Far North Queensland
33 Tamborine Mountain 7,349 [65] 6,814 [66] South East Queensland
34 Innisfail 7,241 [67] 7,177 [68] Far North Queensland
35 Atherton 6,869 [69] 6,814 [70] Far North Queensland
36 Roma 6,853 [71] 6,905 [72] Maranoa
37 Gatton 6,330 [73] 6,180 [74] South East Queensland
38 Gordonvale 5,977 [75] 5,483 [76] Far North Queensland
39 Chinchilla 5,878 [77] 4,780 [78] Western Downs
40 Beaudesert 5,828 [79] 5,474 [80] South East Queensland
41 Biloela 5,742 [81] 5,809 [82] Central Queensland
42 Mount Cotton 5,703 [83] 4,274 [84] South East Queensland
43 Jimboomba - West 5,552 [85] 4,632 [86] South East Queensland
44 Goondiwindi 5,524 [87] 5,511 [88] Southern Downs
45 Beerwah 5,033 [89] 4,339 [90] South East Queensland
46 Stanthorpe 4,974 [91] 4,955 [92] Southern Downs
47 Kensington GroveRegency Downs 4,778 [93] 3,995 [94] South East Queensland
48 Blackwater 4,618 [95] 4,838 [96] Central Queensland
49 Emu Park 4,577 [97] 3,736 [98] Central Queensland
50 Ingham 4,353 [99] 4,705 [100] North Queensland
51 Oakey 4,324 [101] 4,282 [102] Darling Downs
52 Port Douglas- Craiglie 4,307 [103] 3,939 [104] Far North Queensland
53 Jimboomba 4,266 [105] 3,599 [106] South East Queensland
54 Palmwoods 4,196 [107] 4,082 [108] South East Queensland
56 Yarrabilba 4,059 [109] 449 [110] South East Queensland
57 Lowood 3,951 [111] 3,146 [112] South East Queensland
58 Weipa 3,903 [113] 3,332 [114] Far North Queensland
59 Doonan - Tinbeerwah 3,816 3,576 [115] South East Queensland
60 Landsborough 3,793 [116] 3,708 [117] South East Queensland
61 Glass House Mountains 3,576 [118] 3,503 [119] South East Queensland
62 Laidley 3,499 [120] 3,225 [121] South East Queensland
63 Westbrook 3,447 [122] 2,646 [123] Darling Downs
64 Beachmere 3,438 [124] 3,143 [125] South East Queensland
65 Calliope 3,438 [126] 3,059 [127] Central Queensland
66 Proserpine 3,409 [128] 3,338 [129] Central Queensland
67 Nanango 3,393 [130] 3,566 [131] South Burnett
68 Sarina 3,366 [132] 3,538 [133] Central Queensland
69 Walkerston 3,204 [134] 3,089 [135] Central Queensland
70 Charleville 3,073 [136] 3,318 [137] South West Queensland
71 Mooloolah 3,050 [138] 2,846 [139] South East Queensland
72 Pittsworth 3,000 [140] 2,969 [141] Darling Downs
73 Home Hill 2,956 [142] 3,025 [143] Central Queensland
74 Thursday Island 2,940 [144] 2,610 [145] Far North Queensland
75 Woodford 2,936 [146] 2,351 [147] South East Queensland
76 Cooroy 2,900 [148] 2,691 [149] South East Queensland
77 Russell Island 2,836 [150] 2,473 [151] South East Queensland
78 Maleny 2,819 [152] 2,490 [153] South East Queensland
79 Fernvale 2,777 [154] 1,820 [155] South East Queensland
80 Longreach 2,738 [156] 3,137 [157] Central Queensland
81 Boonah 2,694 [158] 2,473 [159] South East Queensland
82 Macleay Island 2,679 [160] 2,570 [161] South East Queensland
83 Burnett Heads 2,651 [162] 2,631 [163] Wide Bay-Burnett
84 Cooloola Village 2,628 [164] 2,514 [165] South East Queensland
85 Yarrabah 2,560 [166] 2,408 [167] Far North Queensland
86 Cedar Vale 2,551 [168] 2,328 [169] South East Queensland
87 Logan Village 2,534 [170] 1,867 [171] South East Queensland
88 Palm Island 2,443 [172] 2,339 [173] North Queensland
89 Dysart 2,442 [174] 3,003 [175] Central Queensland
90 Mount Morgan 2,414 [176] 2,557 [177] Central Queensland
91 St George 2,393 [178] 2,648 [179] South West Queensland
92 Marian 2,359 [180] 2,254 [181] Central Queensland
93 Rosewood 2,337 [182] 2,156 [183] South East Queensland
94 Meringandan West 2,286 [184] 1,975 [185] Darling Downs
95 Cloncurry 2,258 [186] 2,314 [187] North Queensland
96 Kuranda 2,241 [188] 2,159 [189] Far North Queensland
97 Tin Can Bay 2,235 [190] 1,993 [191] Wide Bay-Burnett
98 Tully 2,223 [192] 2,264 [193] Far North Queensland
99 Samford Valley - Highvale 2,160 [194] 2,128 [195] South East Queensland
100 Alice River 2,139 [196] 2,108 [197] North Queensland
101 Moore Park 2,126 [198] 1,648 [199] Wide Bay-Burnett
102 Toogoom 2,076 [200] 1,870 [201] Wide Bay-Burnett
103 Murgon 2,055 [202] 2,091 [203] South Burnett
104 Clermont 2,043 [204] 2,177 [205] Central Queensland
105 Oakhurst 2,005 [206] 1,180 [207] Wide Bay-Burnett
106 Gowrie Junction 2,001 [208] 788 [209] Darling Downs
107 Cedar Grove 1,986 [210] 2,018 [211] South East Queensland
108 Dayboro 1,940 [212] 1,692 [213] South East Queensland
109 Kilcoy 1,897 [214] 1,713 [215] South East Queensland
110 Yandina 1,884 [216] 1,757 [217] South East Queensland
111 Hamilton Island 1,866 [218] 1,209 [219] Central Queensland
112 Cooroibah 1,831 [220] 1,744 [221] South East Queensland
113 Middlemount 1,828 [222] 1,912 [223] Central Queensland
114 Wondai 1,814 [224] 1,735 [225] South Burnett
115 Glenview 1,811 [226] 1,182 [227] South East Queensland
116 Jacobs Well 1,796 [228] 1,544 [229] South East Queensland
117 Mossman 1,760 [230] 1,731 [231] Far North Queensland
118 Curra 1,751 [232] 1,425 [233] Wide Bay Burnett
119 Cooktown 1,749 [234] 1,619 [235] Far North Queensland
120 Pomona 1,737 [236] 1,552 [237] South East Queensland
121 Gayndah 1,717 [238] 1,644 [239] Wide Bay-Burnett
122 Crows Nest 1,710 [240] 1,596 [241] Darling Downs
123 Kooralbyn 1,681 [242] 1,372 [243] South East Queensland
124 Malanda 1,669 [244] 1,672 [245] Far North Queensland
125 Kingsthorpe 1,638 [246] 1,597 [247] Darling Downs
126 Withcott 1,615 [248] 1,371 [249] South East Queensland
127 River Heads 1,542 [250] 1,294 [251] Wide Bay-Burnett
128 Moura 1,537 [252] 1,705 [253] Central Queensland
129 Glenwood 1,444 [254] 1,259 [255] Wide Bay-Burnett
130 Wyreema 1,415 [256] 1,247 [257] Darling Downs
131 Doomadgee 1,398 [258] 1,255 [259] Far North Queensland
132 Meridan Plains 1,398 [260] 1,232 South East Queensland
133 Millmerran 1,362 [261] 1,328 [262] Darling Downs
134 Hay Point 1,349 [263] 1,469 [264] Central Queensland
135 Gleneagle 1,349 [265] 1,130 [266] South East Queensland
136 Childers 1,307 [267] 1,411 [268] Wide Bay-Burnett
137 Barcaldine 1,287 [269] 1,318 [270] Central Queensland
138 Willowbank 1,280 [271] 1,209 South East Queensland
139 Tolga - West 1,266 [272] 1,150 [273] Far North Queensland
140 Aurukun 1,266 [274] 1,289 [275] Far North Queensland
141 Cherbourg 1,266 [276] 1,226 [277] Central Queensland
142 Esk 1,259 [278] 1,250 [279] South East Queensland
143 Burrum Heads 1,255 [280] 1,068 [281] Wide Bay-Burnett
144 Plainland 1,254 [282] 1,055 [283] South East Queensland
145 Cardwell 1,254 [284] 1,178 [285] Far North Queensland
146 Clifton 1,249 [286] 1,187 [287] Darling Downs
147 Wongaling Beach 1,245 [288] 1,064 [289] Far North Queensland
148 Walloon 1,217 [290] 1,192 [291] South East Queensland
149 Rainbow Beach 1,215 [292] 1,101 [293] Wide Bay-Burnett
150 Normanton 1,208 [294] 1,214 [295] Gulf Country
151 Laidley Heights 1,202 [296] 1,180 [297] South East Queensland
152 Jandowae 1,201 [298] 1,101 [299] Darling Downs
153 Allingham 1,199 [300] 1,234 [301] Far North Queensland
154 Nelly Bay 1,180 [302] 1,053 [303] North Queensland
155 Bamaga 1,163 [304] 1,045 [305] Far North Queensland
156 Mundubbera 1,160 [306] 1,041 [307] Wide Bay-Burnett
157 Bakers Creek 1,159 [308] 468 [309] Central Queensland
158 Cambooya 1,141 [310] 1,041 [311] Darling Downs
159 Gununa 1,137 [312] 1,128 [313] Gulf Country
160 Miles 1,134 [314] 1,169 [315] Darling Downs
161 Tieri 1,129 [316] 1,486 [317] Central Queensland
162 Collinsville 1,108 [318] 1,501 [319] Central Queensland
163 Woodgate 1,078 [320] 940 [321] Wide Bay-Burnett
164 Kiels Mountain 1,070 [322] 984 [323] South East Queensland
165 Blackall 1,060 [324] 1,218 [325] Central Queensland
166 Howard 1,054 [326] 1,015 [327] Wide Bay-Burnett
167 Hughenden 1,049 [328] 1,151 [329] North Queensland
168 Yungaburra 1,043 [330] 956 [331] Far North Queensland
169 Mulambin 1,042 [332] 613 [333] Central Queensland
170 Monto 1,030 [334] 1,117 [335] Wide Bay-Burnett
171 Toogoolawah 1,027 [336] 961 [337] South East Queensland
172 Cunnamulla 1,022 [338] 1,191 [339] South West Queensland
173 Rangewood 1,010 [340] 1,082 [341] North Queensland
174 Capella 1,008 [342] 926 [343] Central Queensland
175 D’Aguilar 1,006 [344] 830 [345] South East Queensland
176 Mirani 1,001 [346] 1,010 [347] Central Queensland
177 The Palms 995 [348] 865 [349] Wide Bay-Burnett
178 Eumundi 985 [350] 790 [351] South East Queensland
179 Tolga 984 [352] 878 [353] Far North Queensland
180 Bluewater Park 965 [354] 903 [355] North Queensland
181 Balgal Beach 963 [356] 377 [357] North Queensland
182 Woorabinda 960 [358] 936 [359] Central Queensland
183 Babinda 961 [360] 1,070 [361] Far North Queensland
184 Cooran 952 [362] 845 [363] South East Queensland
185 Napranum 947 [364] 852 [365] Far North Queensland
186 Sunshine Acres 947 [366] 808 [367] Wide Bay Burnett
187 Kowanyama 944 [368] 1,030 [369] Far North Queensland

Local Government Areas by population[edit]

Rank LGA Population Region Notes
2016 census 2011 census
1 Brisbane 1,131,155 [370] 1,041,842 [371] South East Queensland
2 Gold Coast 555,724 [372] 494,503 [373] South East Queensland
3 Moreton Bay 425,309 [374] 378,047 [375] South East Queensland
4 Logan 303,384 [376] 278,051 [377] South East Queensland
5 Sunshine Coast 294,365 [378] 306,909 [379] South East Queensland
6 Ipswich 193,737 [380] 166,903 [381] South East Queensland
7 Townsville 186,753 [382] 174,461 [383] North Queensland
8 Toowoomba 160,779 [384] 151,189 [385] Darling Downs
9 Cairns 156,900 [386] 156,170 [387] Far North Queensland
10 Redland 147,011 [388] 138,667 [389] South East Queensland
11 Mackay 114,970 [390] 112,797 [391] Mackay
12 Fraser Coast 101,503 [392] 95,310 [393] Wide Bay-Burnett
13 Bundaberg 92,894 [394] 89,813 [395] Wide Bay-Burnett
14 Rockhampton 79,726 [396] 109,337 [397] Central Queensland
15 Gladstone 61,642 [398] 57,892 [399] Central Queensland
16 Noosa 52,147 [400] [401] South East Queensland Re-established 2014
17 Gympie 49,555 [402] 45,748 [403] Wide Bay-Burnett
18 Scenic Rim 40,078 [404] 36,457 [405] South East Queensland
19 Lockyer Valley 38,603 [406] 34,956 [407] South East Queensland
20 Livingstone 36,720 [408] [409] Mackay Re-established 2014
21 Southern Downs 35,115 [410] 33,883 [411] Darling Downs
22 Whitsunday 33,782 [412] 31,427 [413] Mackay
23 Western Downs 33,444 [414] 31,591 [415] Darling Downs
24 South Burnett 32,186 [416] 31,029 [417] Wide Bay-Burnett
25 Cassowary Coast 28,725 [418] 27,667 [419] Far North Queensland
26 Central Highlands 28,002 [420] 28,175 [421] Central Queensland
27 Tablelands 24,830 [422] 43,728 [423] Far North Queensland
28 Somerset 24,593 [424] 21,641 [425] South East Queensland
29 Mareeba 21,554 [426] [427] Far North Queensland Re-established 2014
30 Isaac 20,941 [428] 22,587 [429] Mackay
31 Mount Isa 18,668 [430] 21,238 [431] North Queensland
32 Burdekin 17,075 [432] 17,362 [433] North Queensland
33 Banana 14,315 [434] 14,455 [435] Central Queensland
34 Maranoa 12,664 [436] 13,074 [437] Darling Downs
35 Charters Towers 11,881 [438] 12,169 [439] North Queensland
36 Douglas 11,716 [440] [441] Far North Queensland Re-established 2014
37 Hinchinbrook 10,884 [442] 11,568 [443] North Queensland
38 Goondiwindi 10,628 [444] 10,628 [445] Darling Downs
39 North Burnett 10,482 [446] 10,142 [447] Wide Bay-Burnett
40 Torres Strait Island 4,517 [448] 4,250 [449] Far North Queensland
41 Balonne 4,378 [450] 4,719 [451] South West
42 Murweh 4,309 [452] 4,617 [453] South West
43 Cook 4,222 [454] 4,153 [455] South East Queensland
44 Weipa 3,907 [456] 3,332 [457] Far North Queensland
45 Longreach 3,663 [458] 4,188 [459] Central Queensland
46 Torres 3,612 [460] 3,259 [461] Far North Queensland
47 Cloncurry 3,031 [462] 3,228 [463] North Queensland
48 Barcaldine 2,863 [464] 3,215 [465] Central Queensland
49 Northern Peninsula Area 2,796 [466] 2,229 [467] Far North Queensland
50 Yarrabah 2,560 [468] 2,408 [469] Far North Queensland
51 Palm Island 2,443 [470] 2,339 [471] North Queensland
52 Carpentaria 1,958 [472] 2,054 [473] Far North Queensland
53 Blackall-Tambo 1,903 [474] 2,199 [475] Central Queensland
54 Paroo 1,642 [476] 1,858 [477] South West
56 Flinders 1,537 [478] 1,792 [479] North Queensland
57 Doomadgee 1,398 [480] 1,289 [481] Far North Queensland
58 Aurukun 1,275 [482] 1,295 [483] Far North Queensland
59 Cherbourg 1,266 [484] 1,223 [485] Wide Bay Burnett
60 Mornington 1,143 [486] 1,143 [487] Far North Queensland
61 Winton 1,128 [488] 1,337 [489] Central Queensland
62 Woorabinda 960 [490] 944 [491] Central Queensland
63 Napranum 955 [492] 856 [493] Far North Queensland
64 Kowanyama 944 [494] 1,030 [495] Far North Queensland
65 Hope Vale 919 [496] 983 [497] Far North Queensland
66 Quilpie 813 [498] 974 [499] South West
67 Etheridge 801 [500] 895 [501] Far North Queensland
68 McKinlay 796 [502] 1,048 [503] North Queensland
69 Richmond 787 [504] 827 [505] North Queensland
70 Pormpuraaw 753 [506] 663 [507] Far North Queensland
71 Lockhart River 714 [508] 482 [509] Far North Queensland
72 Boulia 425 [510] 481 [511] Central Queensland
73 Bulloo 352 [512] 405 [513] South West
74 Burke 328 [514] 513 [515] Far North Queensland
75 Mapoon 311 [516] 264 [517] Far North Queensland
76 Croydon 292 [518] 314 [519] Far North Queensland
77 Diamantina 287 [520] 283 [521] Central Queensland
78 Wujal Wujal 281 [522] 269 [523] Far North Queensland
78 Barcoo 271 [524] 352 [525] Central Queensland

Regions by population[edit]

Rank Region Population
(2011 census)
Largest city
1 South East Queensland 3,050,000 Brisbane
2 Wide Bay–Burnett 293,455 Bundaberg
3 Far North Queensland 275,058 Cairns
4 Darling Downs 241,537 Toowoomba
5 North Queensland 231,628 Townsville
6 Central Queensland 190,000 Mackay
7 Gulf Country 35,779 Mount Isa
8 South West Queensland 26,489 Roma
9 Central West Queensland 12,256 Longreach

See also[edit]

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