Skip to Content Skip to Navigation Skip to Search

Yorkeys Knob Suburb Profile

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

Smithfield Village, Smithfield local beach.

Suburb Snap Shot

Yorkeys Knob is a coastal suburb renowned for its peaceful ambiance and proximity to the sea. Located approximately 15 kilometres north of Cairns, Yorkeys Knob offers residents a tranquil living environment with easy access to coastal attractions and urban conveniences.

The suburb provides a range of housing options, from beachfront homes to contemporary apartments, catering to a variety of housing preferences. Local schools, parks, and shopping centres contribute to the community’s overall quality of life. Yorkeys Knob is cherished for its picturesque coastal setting, with Yorkeys Knob Beach and Half Moon Bay offering opportunities for seaside leisure. Reliable transportation links, including bus services, ensure convenient connectivity to Cairns and the surrounding region.

For those seeking a coastal lifestyle with city access, Yorkeys Knob is a dependable choice in Queensland.

Key Statistics: 

  • Post Code: 4878
  • Local Government: Cairns Regional Council
  • Land Area: 13.9 km²
  • Freestanding houses: 36.9%
  • Medium density housing: 37.4%
  • High density housing: 23.9%


Demographic Highlights

Yorkeys Knob Cairns
Median Age 46 37
Median weekly household income $1,234 $1,375
Households with mortgage 26.0% 18.2%
Households renting 45.9% 59.9%
Family households 55.1% 47.2%
Couples with children 24.0% 24.9%
Persons born overseas 31.5% 53.9%
University qualification 20.0% 23.9%
Trade qualification 21.7% 12.8%
Unemployment rate 6.2% 8.2%


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

Map of Yorkeys Knob

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yorkeys Knob 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 15 to 20 minutes by car, subject to traffic conditions.