Lismore is a New South Wales city located on 734 km north-east of Sydney. With a population over 27,000, the city is 18th most populous place in NSW. It also ranks 46th largest urban centre by population in Australia.
Based on our research, Lismore population will reach 27,688 by the end of June 2023. We use end of June each year due to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) always follow Australian financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.07% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Lismore
Looking back last eleven years of Lismore’s population, overall the growth rate is very slow ranging from 0.02% to 0.15%, adding around 6 to 40 people each year to the overall population. If you compare the 2011 and 2016 census figure, the growth rate is only 0.3% over 5 years period, grow by less than 100 people. The reasons contribute to the slow population growth is that employment rate and birth rate are haven’t changed much over the years. The growth is well below the national population growth.
Demographics of Lismore
According to census, 47.7 percent of people living in Lismore are male, while 52.3% are female. Average age in Lismore is 41. The top countries of birth are: Australia 83.3%, England 2.0%, New Zealand 1.0%, Philippines 0.5%, Italy 0.4% and Germany 0.4%. The top spoken languages at home are: English 87.5%, Italian 0.7%, German 0.3%, Mandarin 0.3%, Auslan 0.2% and Tagalog 0.2%.
The religious groups in Lismore consist of:
No Religion, so described 31.0%, Catholic 22.2%, Anglican 14.8%, Not stated 11.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.9%. In Lismore, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (61.1%).
Population Density of Lismore
Lismore population density is 185 people per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to census, the main occupations of people living in Lismore are Professionals 19.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.5%, Labourers 13.5%, and Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.1%.
The main industries people from Lismore work in are 6.3% worked in Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals). Other major industries of employment included Other Social Assistance Services 3.8%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.4%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.4% and Secondary Education 2.7%.
In terms of working hours, 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 33.1% worked 40 hours or more.
Facts About Lismore
- Of the families in Lismore, 35.0% were couple families with children, 37.3% were couple families without children and 25.9% were one parent families.
- Lismore is 200 km South of Brisbane and 46 km south-west of Byron Bay.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.
- Lismore is the commercial centre of the Northern Rivers region of NSW.
- Summers are normally warm nights and warm to hot days, and late afternoon rain is common.
- Socceroo Craig Foster was born in Lismore in 1969.
- Lismore is renowned for frequent floods. One of the worst of these occurred in 1974, when waters rose to a height of 12.1 metres.
- Lismore’s central business district is located 35 kilometres from the eastern coast.
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