Population

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The 2011 Census of Population and Housing showed that the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal population in the region:

  • decreased from 7,105 in 2006 to 6,901 in 2011
  • represents 78.8 per cent of the total population of the region (8,752)
  • represents 1.3 per cent of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal population of Australia (548,369)
  • represents 4.4 per cent of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal population of Queensland (155,825)
  • is 49.7 per cent male and 50.3 per cent female
  • has a median age of 22 years.