Townsville: Capital of Queensland's North
Townsville is the largest city in Tropical Australia and is the capital of North Queensland.
- Townsville’s population reached 175,700 in 2008, with average growth of 3% per annum over the past five years – well above growth of 2.3% recorded for Queensland
- Growth is expected to continue at around 3.0% per annum into the foreseeable future, with a population of over 200,000 by 2013
- By 2031 Townsville’s population is forecast to be 317,700, an additional 142,000 people compared to 2008