Cairns Arrives on the List of Australia’s Main Cities
|Date Published||Jul 1, 2009|
|Frequency of Publication||Once|
|Review Date||May 19, 2013|
|Resource Type||Briefing Paper|
|Keywords||population growth, FNQ, Cairns, economic boom, main cities|
This report is a commentary of data published by the Commonwealth Government’s Bureau of
Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics in thier report “Changes in Australia’s Industry Structure: Main Cities 2001 – 06”.
Cairns, the once remote tropical outpost of 50 years ago with a population of about 16,000 has now made it onto the list of Australia’s “Main Cities”.
Cairns came in as 14th in size, ahead of Darwin. However, it recorded the third fastest
population growth over the 2001 to 2006 period after the metropolitan fringe cities of Gold
Coast/Tweed and Sunshine Coast.
This is a commentary note only. The report referred to above can be obtained from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics in thier report “Changes in Australia’s Industry Structure: Main Cities 2001 – 06” through www.bitre.gov.au.
For additional information subsequent to this date, or guidance in interpreting this data, refer to www.cummings.net.au or contact Bill Cummings on (07) 4031 2888.
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