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Aurukun QLD


Located in the Outback – North area of Queensland, Aurukun is in the Wujal Wujal local government area, and within the electoral seat of Leichhardt.

Aurukun at a glance

Postcode: 4892

Latitude: -17.8611

Longitude: 143.215

Altitude: 256.1265564 (metres above sea level)

Population of Aurukun QLD

At the 2021 national census, the population of 4892 (Including Aurukun) was 5329 people. Out of those, 2670 were male and 2662 were female.

175 (3.28%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 4618 people were born in Australia. 4094 (76.82%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Aurukun

Here is a map of Aurukun, Queensland and surrounds.

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