|Burdekin Shire (Ayr/Home Hill)||17,780||Mount Isa||22,700|
|Collinsville||1,500||Whitsundays Shire (Proserpine)||21,500|
|Heading South||Heading West|
|Townsville to Ayr||87km||Townsville to Charters Towers||135km|
|Townsville to Home Hill||97km||Townsville to Hughenden||381km|
|Townsville to Bowen||200km||Townsville to Winton||597km|
|Townsville to Proserpine||261km||Townsville to Cloncurry||782km|
|Townsville to Collinsville||275km||Townsville to Mount Isa||902km|
|Townsville to Ingham||111km|
|Townsville to Halifax||128km|
|Townsville to Abergowrie||151km|
There are 30 Catholic schools, five Catholic kindergartens and six Catholic early learning centres (child care) in the Diocese, serving more than 13,500 students.
With a strong vision for the future, diversity and balance underpin the economy of the Townsville North Queensland Region. No single sector contributes more than 12.3% to the Region, ensuring economic stability. Over the last decade, Townsville has more than doubled its Gross Regional Product (GRP) to an estimated $11.426 billion.
Townsville is the Northern centre for: