History has been made today, May 15 2018 with our state's population reaching 5 million.
Townsville makes up a big slice of that cake with around 190,000 people now calling the unofficial capital of North Queensland home.
Based on research by 'Population Australia', Townsville is expected to reach 190,429 by the end of June 2018.
The growth has been healthy year on year, with around 2,220 to 3,977 people each year adding to the overall Townsville population.
Census data also tells us that:
- More than 60% percent of people living in Townsville City were born in Australia
- Other top countries of birth are: New Zealand, England, Philippines, Scotland, United States of America, India and South Africa
- Over 75% of people living in Townsville City speak English only
- Other top languages spoken are: Greek, Cantonese, Spanish, Arabic, Filipino, and Italian
With all of that in mind, it's no surprise that we are high on the most populated Queensland cities list.
We're sitting pretty in 4th spot behind, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.