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Townsville is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the north-eastern coast. With a population of roughly 200,000 people, Townsville is Australia’s biggest city north of the Sunshine Coast. Locals consider Townsville to be the unofficial capital of North Queensland, as it has a large number of governmental, community, and big corporate administrative offices for the state’s northern half.

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Professionals (18.8%), Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1%), Community and Personal Service Workers (14.7%), Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.5%), and Managers (9.7%) are the most frequent jobs in Townsville.

In Townsville, the typical weekly personal income for persons aged 15 and up is $703.

Separate homes make up 81.0 % of occupied private dwellings in Townsville, while semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, and other buildings make up 10.3 %, flats or apartments make up 7.4 %, and other dwellings make up 0.9 %.

Townsville has been transforming from a “one-industry town” to a diversified economy with strong growth prospects for tourism, education and health care sectors. Fast-growing towns like Townsville are popular with investors because they offer more bang for their buck than established markets that have already seen their property prices increase considerably over the years.

The Queensland Government is also investing in Townsville’s infrastructure which will help improve the quality of life for its residents while boosting economic growth which translates into higher capital growth for property investors in the long-term.

Find out more about Townsville’s property market by exploring the data on this page.

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This page provides an overview of the LGA real estate market. The data in this snapshot illustrates typical price, median rent and gross yield metrics for this council area. You are able to drill down to suburb-level data and charts which visualise these 3 key metrics as well as other important indicators in the dashboard section that follows.

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Property Market in Townsville City, QLD

What other property markets are there near Townsville City, QLD?

Townsville City is surrounded by 3 other council areas – Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook.

How many people live in Townsville City, QLD?

There are approximately 187000 people living in roughly 80000 dwellings in total, with an average household size of 2.6.

What are current and planned infrastructure projects in Townsville City, QLD?

Notable infrastructure projects include Projects – Works for Queensland (W4Q), Black Spot Funded,
Magnetic Island, Suburban Water Security, Bushland Beach Drain Naturalisation, Castle Hill – Walker Street Connection.

What major retailers are there in Townsville City, QLD?

The main retail centres are City Arcade, Arcade to Flinders Street from Ogden Street, Pedestrians can walk from Flinders to Ogden at Stokes, Playtime Fashion Leaders, Bluebell Trading.

What is the main industry in Townsville City, QLD?

Such sectors as Mining, Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services make up the largest part of the employment.

What are the dominant demographic groups in Townsville City, QLD?

Among approximately 187000 people in Townsville City males and females make roughly 50% of each group. The median age of people is 34 years. Children aged 0-14 years account for approximately 20% of the population, and those aged 65+ years account for 12%.

How is unemployment rate trending in Townsville City, QLD?

Among approximately 95000 people employed, roughly 59% work full-time, 27% work part-time, and an estimated 9% are unemployed.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Florence Bay 4819, Garbutt 4814, Granite Vale 4815, Balgal Beach 4816, Gulliver 4812, Gumlow 4815, Heatley 4814, Hermit Park 4812, Horseshoe Bay 4819, Hyde Park 4812, Idalia 4811, Jensen 4818, Julago 4816, Kelso 4815, Kirwan 4817, Lynam 4818, Barringha 4816, Majors Creek 4816, Aitkenvale 4814, Beach Holm 4818, Mount Elliot 4816, Mount Louisa 4814, Mount Low 4818, Mount St John 4818, Mount Stuart 4811, Mundingburra 4812, Belgian Gardens 4810, Murray 4814, Mutarnee 4816, Mysterton 4812, Nelly Bay 4819, Nome 4816, North Ward 4810, Oak Valley 4811, Oonoonba 4811, Pallarenda 4810, Picnic Bay 4819, Pimlico 4812, Pinnacles 4815, Railway Estate 4810, Rangewood 4817, Rasmussen 4815, Rollingstone 4816, Roseneath 4811, Ross River 4816, Rosslea 4812, Rowes Bay 4810, Saunders Beach 4818, Shaw 4818, Shelly Beach 4810, South Townsville 4810, Black River 4818, Stuart 4811, Thuringowa Central 4817, Toolakea 4818, Toomulla 4816, Toonpan 4816, Town Common 4810, Townsville City 4810, Blue Hills 4818, Bluewater 4818, Bluewater Park 4818, Vincent 4814, Bohle 4818, Bohle Plains 4817, West End 4810, West Point 4819, Woodstock 4816, Wulguru 4811, Yabulu 4818, Cosgrove 4818, Alice River 4817, Brookhill 4816, Alligator Creek 4816, Burdell 4818, Bushland Beach 4818, Calcium 4816, Cape Cleveland 4810, Castle Hill 4810, Annandale 4814, Clemant 4816, Cluden 4811, Condon 4815, Cranbrook 4814, Crystal Creek 4816, Cungulla 4816, Arcadia 4819, Currajong 4812, Deeragun 4818, Douglas 4814

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