Hervey Bay Population 2019
City Size and Population Density
The total area of Hervey Bay is 93.2 square kilometers (36 square miles), putting the population density at just over 561 individuals living per square kilometer (1,453 people per square mile).
Hervey Bay Population Demographics
When taking a closer look at the age of the population, the median age in Hervey Bay is 45, which is higher than the national average of 37.
The top languages spoken are: English, German, Mandarin, French, Dutch and Italian.
The religious groups Hervey Bay consist of: 29.6% No religion, 13.3% Anglican, 22.6% Catholic, 3.7% Uniting Church and 9.6% note stated.
History and Population Growth
Hervey Bay was officially named a city in February 1984. Hervey Bay is also known as one of the 'capitals' for Whale Watching in Australia.
Despite having a higher-than-average population, Hervey Bay is predicted to see continued population growth, with estimates showing that the population will surpass 102,000 by the year 2026. In the past, the city has been one of the fastest-growing in the country. Most recently, the city’s population growth averages 1.2% annually, which falls below the national average of 1.5%.