Tamworth Population 2024

Tamworth population

Tamworth is a regional city of New South Wales. Tamworth belongs to New England region of NSW. The city has an estimated population of over 65,000 people. The distance between Sydney and Tamworth is 420 kilometers. The city is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane.

Based on our research, Tamworth population will reach 65,729 by June of 2024. We use end of June each year due to Australia Bureau Statistics ABS always follow Australia financial year when publish the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.94% over last 12 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 Tamworth

Looking back last twelve years of Tamworth’s population growth, the growth rate is very consistent ranging from 0.84% to 1.10%, adding around 495 to 654 people each year to the overall population.
The growth is coming from organic growth, which means people are happy with their life in Tamworth. Not many people moving out or in.

Year Population Growth rate
2011 58,228  n/a
2012 58,723  0.85%
2013 59,263  0.92%
2014 59,917 1.10%
2015 60,487 0.95%
2016 60,998 0.84%
2017 61,543 0.89%
2018 62,183 1.04%
2019 62,770 0.94%
2020 63,390 0.99%
2021 63,920 0.84%
2022 64,550 0.99%
2023 65,120 0.88%


Demographics of Tamworth

According to Australia census, Tamworth is a diverse city, with a small number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. The top five ancestries for people in Tamworth are: Australian (70.3%), Norway (2.9%), Philippines(2.1%), Korea (1.7%) and Scotland(1.7%). The top five languages (other than English) spoken in Tamworth are: Tagalog, Arabic and Korean.

The religious makeup of Tamworth is: 23.4% Anglican, 22.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 19.2% Catholic, 15.1% No religion, 5.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.8% Seventh-day Adventist, 3.8% Uniting Church, 2.5% Other religious affiliation, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.3% Buddhism.

Population Density of Tamworth

Tamworth size is 9892 km2, so Tamworth’s population density is 6 people per km2, which is one of the most populated regional cities in New South Wales.

Occupations and Industries

The main occupations of people living in Tamworth are 17.9% Community & personal service workers, 14.1% Labourers, 12.8% Managers, 11.5% Professionals, 11.5% Sales workers, 11.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 9.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.7% Technicians & trades workers, 3.8% Clerical & administrative workers.

The main industries people from Tamworth work in are 15.4% Manufacturing, 14.1% Retail trade, 11.5% Education and training, 10.3% Public administration and safety, 7.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.7% Other services, 7.7% Wholesale trade, 6.4% Accommodation and food services, 3.8% Arts and recreation services.

Facts About Tamworth

  1. Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers and mild winters.
  2. Tamworth is also famous as the “Country Music Capital of Australia, the second biggest country music festival in the world.
  3. The well-known parks in Tamworth are: Anzac Park, Bicentennial Park and The Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens.
  4. The city is known as the “First City of Lights”, being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888.
  5. 54.6% of the people living in Tamworth over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time.
  6. Aviation has been a significant part of the local economy, partly due to the city’s exceptionally suitable flying weather.
  7. Tamworth is recognised nationally as the sporting horse capital of Australia and is the headquarters for three major equine associations: CHA, ABCRA and AQHA.
  8. Tourism is a significant industry in the Tamworth area, worth over A$110 m annually.


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