I get quite a few hits on my blog from people searching for the populations of Queensland cities, particularly Townsville, given an old post of mine: Is Townsville or Cairns the capital of North Qld?. Hence I’ve decided to chart Queensland Treasury’s estimates of the 2012 populations of Queensland’s urban centres and localities (see chart below based on the Treasury data). For those interested in the pointless debate about the capital of North Queensland, Townsville is clearly ahead of Cairns on the Treasury data.
Update: As discussed in the comments on this post, the Queensland Treasury data I used in this post rolled Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, and Moreton Bay into the Brisbane “urban centre”. For a presentation of the data by local government area, see my post: