Community Profile

The Whitsunday region (map) is home to approximately 35,500 permanent residents. Due to the strength of the local economy, the region’s population is expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent over the next 20 years, which exceeds the State average of 1.8 per cent.

Renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, the region boasts beaches, rainforests and large tracts of national parkland. While the region is rural and coastal in its nature, residents and visitors alike enjoy access to contemporary facilities including museums, art galleries, cafes, hotels and restaurants, entertainment facilities and cinemas.

The Whitsunday region encompasses a total land area of 23,862 square kilometres and includes the major townships of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine, with numerous rural and coastal communities and residential areas scattered throughout the area.

This website provides demographic insights for the Whitsunday region. For further information about the region's vibrant community, please contact the Whitsunday Regional Council’s Community Development Team on 07 4945 0200.

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