Sunshine Coast, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sunshine Coast, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sunshine Coast in 2021 is 353,000, a 1.73% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sunshine Coast in 2020 was 347,000, a 2.06% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sunshine Coast in 2019 was 340,000, a 2.1% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sunshine Coast in 2018 was 333,000, a 2.46% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 5,061,000
Sydney 4,992,000
Brisbane 2,439,000
Perth 2,067,000
Adelaide 1,345,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 711,000
Canberra 462,000
Newcastle-Maitland 454,000
Sunshine Coast 353,000
Central Coast 337,000
Wollongong 307,000
Sunshine Coast - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 353,000 1.73%
2020 347,000 2.06%
2019 340,000 2.10%
2018 333,000 2.46%
2017 325,000 2.52%
2016 317,000 2.26%
2015 310,000 2.65%
2014 302,000 2.37%
2013 295,000 2.43%
2012 288,000 2.49%
2011 281,000 2.18%
2010 275,000 2.23%
2009 269,000 2.28%
2008 263,000 2.33%
2007 257,000 1.98%
2006 252,000 3.28%
2005 244,000 3.39%
2004 236,000 3.51%
2003 228,000 3.64%
2002 220,000 3.29%
2001 213,000 0.47%
2000 212,000 0.47%
1999 211,000 0.00%
1998 211,000 0.48%
1997 210,000 0.48%
1996 209,000 5.56%
1995 198,000 5.32%
1994 188,000 5.03%
1993 179,000 5.29%
1992 170,000 5.59%
1991 161,000 6.62%
1990 151,000 6.34%
1989 142,000 6.77%
1988 133,000 7.26%
1987 124,000 5.98%
1986 117,000 5.41%
1985 111,000 4.72%
1984 106,000 4.95%
1983 101,000 4.12%
1982 97,000 5.43%
1981 92,000 6.98%
1980 86,000 7.50%
1979 80,000 8.11%
1978 74,000 7.25%
1977 69,000 7.81%
1976 64,000 6.67%
1975 60,000 7.14%
1974 56,000 7.69%
1973 52,000 8.33%
1972 48,000 6.67%
1971 45,000 7.14%
1970 42,000 7.69%
1969 39,000 8.33%
1968 36,000 5.88%
1967 34,000 9.68%
1966 31,000 6.90%
1965 29,000 7.41%
1964 27,000 8.00%
1963 25,000 8.70%
1962 23,000 4.55%
1961 22,000 10.00%
1960 20,000 5.26%
1959 19,000 5.56%
1958 18,000 12.50%
1957 16,000 6.67%
1956 15,000 7.14%
1955 14,000 7.69%
1954 13,000 8.33%
1953 12,000 9.09%
1952 11,000 0.00%
1951 11,000 10.00%
1950 10,000 0.00%