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Population Growth

1788 - The true extent of the Aboriginal population in the Brisbane Water District is unknown, however it is estimated that several hundred people lived in the area before white settlement.

1823 - James Webb, the first white settler of Brisbane Water, takes up land at The Rip.

1828 - The Census of 1828 records approximately 100 persons in the Brisbane Water Police District, which included Lake Macquarie, Brisbane Water and Lower Portland Head. This figure did not record the number of aboriginal persons, however a census of aboriginals in Brisbane Water taken in the same year records 65 persons between the Hawkesbury River and Wyong. This figure is increasingly believed to underestimate severely the native population, which may have numbered several hundred.

1833

   

315

 

1970

   

51,500

1836

 

621

 

1971

 

56,190

1841

 

1090 (Census)

               

1972

 

59,500

1846

 

1,272

 

1973

 

63,000

1891

 

5,154 (Census)

 

1974

 

66,500

1901

 

7,186 (Census)

 

1975

 

69,500

1947

 

18,700

 

1976

 

73,410 (Census)

1954

 

25,132

 

1977

 

77,700

1956

 

26,840

 

1978

 

80,900

1957

 

27,760

 

1979

 

84,700

1958

 

28,000

 

1981

 

94,369 (Census)

1959

 

30,120

 

1986

 

109, 278 (Census)

1960

 

31,000

 

1991

 

128, 941 (Census)

1961

 

34,162

 

1995

 

147,189 (estimated)

1962

 

35,960

 

1996

 

144, 840 (Census)

1963

 

37,820

 

1999

 

158,172 (est.)

1964

 

38,920

 

2000

 

160,167 (est.)

1965

 

40,810

 

2001

 

154,045 (Census)

1966

 

42,880

  2006  

155,271 (Census)

1968

 

46,950

  2011   162,440 (Census)

1969

 

49,000

  2012    169,528 (est.)

This information has been drawn from various sources in good faith. Recent figures have been drawn from Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Gosford City Library can take no responsibility for the accuracy of these figures.

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