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Smithfield Suburb Profile

Is Smithfield a good suburb? Find out in our suburb review for Smithfield, QLD, 4878, including the latest median house price, suburb population and more.

Smithfield Village, Smithfield mother and daughter going for an outdoor nature walk with small dog.

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Smithfield, located in the picturesque region of Queensland, offers a tranquil suburban lifestyle without compromising on essential amenities. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the tropical landscape, this suburb boasts a harmonious blend of residential tranquility and urban convenience. Residents of Smithfield enjoy easy access to schools, parks, and shopping centers, making it an ideal choice for families seeking a well-rounded community.

The area is also well-connected to Cairns’ central business district, ensuring a seamless commute for working professionals. With a reputation for safety and community spirit, Smithfield is a dependable choice for those seeking a peaceful yet well-connected place to call home in the heart of Queensland.

Key Statistics: 

  • Post Code: 4878
  • Local Government: Cairns Regional Council
  • Land Area: 13.1 km²
  • Freestanding houses: 91.0%
  • Medium density housing: 2.7%
  • High density housing: 6.0%


Demographic Highlights

Smithfield Cairns
Median Age 34 37
Median weekly household income $1,970 $1,375
Households with mortgage 42.4% 18.2%
Households renting 32.2% 59.9%
Family households 75.1% 47.2%
Couples with children 43.1% 24.9%
Persons born overseas 31.4% 53.9%
University qualification 21.9% 23.9%
Trade qualification 20.3% 12.8%
Unemployment rate 5.0% 8.2%


Demographic Data Source - ABS Census 2021
Median house and rental prices current as at September 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Smithfield is a suburb located in the northern region of Queensland. Positioned approximately 15 kilometres north of Cairns central business district, Smithfield is part of the Cairns Regional Council local government area and Greater Cairns.

Smithfield is situated approximately 15 kilometres north of the Cairns Central Business District (CBD). The suburb’s location places it within a reasonable commuting distance, with travel times typically ranging from 20 to 30 minutes by car, subject to traffic conditions.

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