• State

  • Region Size

    80036.1 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Tropical military base
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Townsville

Discover Townsville

Townsville is a unique and diverse choice for a fulfilling life in Far North Queensland. As Australia’s largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, Townsville offers a wide range of opportunities for career advancement, thanks to its thriving economy. With a population exceeding 195,000, Townsville’s vibrant community enjoys almost year-round sunny weather – setting the stage for a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, beach parties, barbecues along the esplanade, water sports, yachting, and unforgettable day trips to Magnetic Island.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Townsville by understanding the people who live there.

  • 237,452

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 37

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 155,067

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 21,180

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 30,336

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Townsville Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Townsville form an important part of the community.

  • 17,097

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Townsville to assist in your decision-making.

  • 195,318

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 826

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 17,097

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Townsville to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 93,129

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.5

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 1,037

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,517

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 300

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Townsville has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 10

    Number of Hospitals

  • 10

    Number of Airports

  • 2

    Number of Universities

Moving to Townsville


Exciting weekends

In Townsville, you’ll never run out of things to do. Explore scenic hiking trails like the Goat Track Summit Hill, Mount Marlow, and Castle Hill lookout for breathtaking views. Enjoy water activities such as visiting Magnetic Island, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, or embarking on a sunset sailing charter. On rainy days, immerse yourself in the rich maritime and tropical history at the Maritime Museum of Queensland and the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Transportation in Townsville is convenient, with a reliable bus service operated by Sunbus, taxis, rideshares, and E-Scooter rentals available. The region’s year-round sunny weather is perfect for outdoor activities, from beach parties to water sports.

Living in Townsville


Opportunities to thrive

Townsville boasts a diverse mix of industries such as retail, health, education, government administration, defence, and more all offering employment opportunities across a variety of jobs and levels. You’ll also discover a welcoming Australian Defence Force community which influences the local economy. Townsville boasts renowned educational institutions like James Cook University and CQ University, offering quality education options. Townsville is home to world-class research institutions such as the Australian Institute of Marine Science and CSIRO.

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