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Atherton is located in Queensland and considered as a statistical area level 2 (SA2). The 2019 population estimate for Atherton is stated above. The population of Atherton is collected during censuses, every five years. In the last census in 2016, Atherton had a population of 10,713 persons. The live population is calculated using growth rate between 2011 and 2016 and national adjustments after 2016.


Atherton has an area of 235.2 square kilometres (km2), which provides a population density of 46 persons in each square kilometre. Below map presents the area and borders of Atherton.

map of Atherton


Atherton is neighbour with 3 suburbs of Malanda - Yungaburra, Mareeba, and Tablelands. The table below shows the population in 2016. Click on the suburbs to see the live population.

Region Area (km2) Population
Tablelands 52,403.0 5,981
Malanda - Yungaburra 1,255.0 8,481
Mareeba 480.2 11,078