Coffs Harbour Population 2022 Statistics 

Coffs Harbour is a coastal city located in New South Wale. Coffs Harbour is home to an estimated 75,000 residents living there.

Coffs Harbour has situated just 540km to the north of Sydney and 390km to the south of Brisbane. The year 2002 was when Coffs Harbour won an international Bloom award for population 20001 – 75,000.

Based on our findings, Coffs population will be 79,001 by June 2022. We base our calculations on an end-of-June date each year because Australia Bureau Statistics ABS always adhere to Australia’s financial year in which they release the figures.

This calculation relies on an annual growth rate of 0.99 percent over the last ten years, starting in 2011.

We believe that using the latest numbers from the previous years (see this table in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise.

Population Growth of Coffs Harbour

If we look back at the last ten years of the population growth in Coffs Harbour, The rate of growth is highly consistent, ranging from 0.86 percent to 1.18 percent, which adds around 612 to 868 new residents every year to the total population.

The growth comes from organic growth. This means the people are content with their lives within Coffs Harbour. There aren’t many people moving out.

The relaxed lifestyle of the coast attracts many young and older people who live at Coffs Harbour.

YearPopulationGrowth rate
201170,972 n/a
201271,584 0.86%
201372,317 1.02%

Demographics of Coffs Harbour

According to the Australian census data, Coffs Harbour is a diverse city and has only a few people belonging to different ethnic and cultural groups in the area.

The most popular ancestries for Coffs Harbour residents Coffs comprise Australia (75.5%), England (3.2%), New Zealand (1.3%), and Myanmar (1.1 1.1%). Five of the top languages (other than English) that the people speak of Coffs Harbour are Italian, Punjabi, German, French, and Mandarin.

The composition of the church in Coffs Harbour is Catholic (20.0 percent), Anglican (17.9%), Reformed and Presbyterian (3.9 percent), and no religion (29.3 percent).

Population Density of Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour’s area is 1,175 square kilometers, which means Coffs Harbour’s density is 64 inhabitants per square kilometer. This is one of the highest populated towns located in New South Wales.

Occupations and Industries

The primary occupations of those who reside Coffs Harbour are 17.4% Professionals, 14.6% Clerical & administrative employees, 13.8% Technicians & tradespeople, 12.6% Sales workers, 12.2% Managers, 12.0 percent of personal and community employees, 11.0 workers, 4.9 percent Machinery operators and operators, 1.5% Occupation inadequately identified/ not specified.

The most important industries that people from Coffs Harbour work in are 16.1 percent health Care and Social Assistance, 15.3% Retail trade, 11.3% Accommodation and food services, 8.2% Construction, 7.3 percent Education and Training, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 4.8% Professional, technical and scientific services, 4.5 Additional services 4.5 percent manufacturing.

Facts About Coffs Harbour

  1. Coffs Harbour owes its name to John Korff, who named the region Korff’s Harbour when he was forced to seek shelter from the weather in the area in 1847.
  2. Coffs Harbour was the hub for the booming banana industry. One of the most popular attractions is called The Big Banana,
  3. Coffs Harbour is home to the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC), a joint venture between Southern Cross University, TAFE, and the Coffs Harbour Senior College.
  4. The city is generally sunny, with 122.1 clear days per year, which is more than Brisbane and Cairns.
  5. Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has a 791-section of land located in Nana Glen, close to Coffs Harbor.
  6. Coffs Harbour is the 26th largest city in Australia by population. This represents 0.29 percent of the Australian people.
  7. Coffs Harbour postcode is 2450.
  8. The average age of residents in Coffs Harbour is 43, which is more than the that the national mean (38)


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