Biggest Cities in Australia on a Map

Can you name the 24 most populous urban areas in Australia with the help of a map?
2019 estimates. Source.
Urban area population, not city proper population
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Last updated: October 13, 2020
First submittedAugust 12, 2019
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Population
City
4,914,343
Sydney
4,893,870
Melbourne
2,430,180
Brisbane
2,045,479
Perth
1,340,794
Adelaide
693,671
Gold Coast
491,474
Newcastle
462,136
Canberra
Population
City
341,069
Sunshine Coast
335,470
Central Coast
306,034
Wollongong
275,794
Geelong
216,682
Hobart
181,668
Townsville
153,951
Cairns
138,223
Toowoomba
Population
City
133,331
Darwin
107,652
Ballarat
100,991
Bendigo
94,837
Albury
88,178
Launceston
80,264
Mackay
79,081
Rockhampton
74,591
Bunbury
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Level 30
Oct 12, 2019
Well done!
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Level 73
Nov 10, 2019
It wouldn't accept Gosford for Central Coast (which isn't a place).
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2019

Not a place? Wikipedia disagrees. Gosford also has less than 5,000 people, versus Central Coast's 300,000+.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Coast_(New_South_Wales)
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Level 73
Dec 15, 2019
Central Coast is a region not a place. A collection of towns (of which Gosford is the largest) separated by large tracts of rural land in one region doesn't make a city. It is something that local government officials invented to meet their definition of a "rural city".
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Level 57
Dec 15, 2019
I am using this citypopulation.de page. The cities it uses are agglomerations A.K.A urban areas. Central Coast is an urban agglomeration, making it one city in this case.
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Level 73
Jul 31, 2020
The agglomeration of Central Coast is a collection of adjacent local government areas with a certain number of people in them, not contiguous urban areas. It is an important distinction. Large tracts of rural land between the individual urban areas is why this agglomeration should not have been made - the source website has invented a "city" which is really a bunch of discrete towns that are separated from each other by farmland.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2020
If we're using Wikipedia, their list is based on ABS data and doesn't have Central Coast on its list of biggest cities. This makes sense because nobody has ever referred to this large area of bushland broken up by the occasional small town as a city or an "urban agglomeration". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Australia_by_population#Greater_Capital_City_Statistical_Areas/Significant_Urban_Areas_by_population
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Level 74
Oct 13, 2020
Bloody oath blizzrd33. Can the same things be said about Sunshine Coast, and maybe even the Gold Coast? Isn't Sunshine coast made up of lots of towns like Maroochydore, Noosa etc?
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
The Gold Coast doesn't have rural areas of farmland separating urban areas from each other. Central Coast does, and because it isn't a contiguous urban area there is no way it should meet any sensible definition of a "city".
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
@CringeDragon - I love it when people who've never been to Australia can tell an Australian that they know more about the country than the Australian does.
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2020
Australia is weird. Most municipalities have very small populations. You really, really wouldn't like this quiz if it was based on municipality population. For example, the city of Melbourne has fewer than 200,000 people and ranks 37th. Adelaide has a population of 24,000 or so.
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Level 73
Oct 14, 2020
Is Australia that different to the US? I've seen various quizzes that insist that San Francisco has less than a million while adding vast tracts of suburbia to the lists of the biggest "cities" in the the country.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Alice Springs?
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Level 57
Apr 5, 2020
Not big enough, unfortunately.
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2020
Alice Springs is actually very small - less than 25,000 people in the urban area. It does make my quiz of the 100 biggest cities in Australia, though.
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2020
Fair Dinkum
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Level 80
Oct 12, 2020
I failed miserably but would have failed even more miserably without Doctor Blake.
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2020
Nice quiz. One small point - ACT (Australian Capital Territory) is coloured blue as if it is a lake!
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Level 57
Oct 12, 2020
Whoops, didn't notice that. Should be fixed!
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2020
I'll never get over Australian city names. Ah, yes, I'm from Useless Loop.
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2020
As an Australian who lives in Wollongong, I know Central Coast is not a city. Its a region.
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Level 73
Oct 14, 2020
As an Australian I've been to 11 of these, but not all 8 in my home state of Queensland. Cairns is just too far away - in the US it'd be a few states away and in Europe a few countries.
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Level 88
Oct 15, 2020
I had in my head that Brisbane-Cairns was about as far as San Diego-Redding, so it could be done in California. Turns out it's closer to the distance between San Diego and Portland OR.