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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 December 2016.

This population counter shows an estimate of Queensland’s current population.

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Queensland statistics

Welcome to the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO) website. This site contains a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating to the State of Queensland, as well as information about using statistics and the services we provide.

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Both the Queensland Regional Profiles and the Queensland Regional Database have been updated with the first release Census 2016 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) General Community Profile, Time Series Profile and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Indigenous) Profile.


Topics sourced to the second and third release of Census 2016 data will be updated later this year when data become available following release in October. In the interim, the 2011 data have been retained to provide a more complete socio-economic profile based on latest data available.

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The first results from the ABS' 2016 Census of Population and Housing were released on 27 June. Further data will become available in October.

‘First release’ Census 2016 data includes a wealth of statistics about Australia’s population such as country of birth, language spoken at home, education, family and household structure, income levels, housing costs and even volunteering in the community.

QGSO has published a suite of statistical snapshots, highlighting key findings about Queensland’s residents:

Look out for more data releases and publications over the coming weeks on QGSO’s homepage or our Census 2016 page.

The ABS will be conducting free Census Data Seminars in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay in August. Register here.

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Rebased Estimated Resident Population, Queensland, 2016 presents revised population estimates based on results from the 2016 Census, as released by the ABS in the publication Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2016 (ABS 3101.0) on 27 June 2017. It includes preliminary rebased estimated resident population for Queensland at 30 June for the five years 2012 to 2016, and estimates for components of population change since 2011.

At a Glance

State final demand Mar qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Retail trade Jun 17 Increase Arrow 0.2%
Building approvals Jun 17 Increase Arrow 1.1%
Business investment Mar qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.0%
Exports (goods overseas) Jun 17 $65.9b
Inflation (CPI) Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Employment growth Jul 17 Increase Arrow 0.3%
Employed persons Jul 17 2.41m
Unemployment rate Jul 17 6.3%
Population Dec qtr 16 4.88m

Latest Releases

Labour force Jul 17
Regions compared Census 2016
Qld village of 100 Census 2016
Trade reports 2016–17p
Retail trade Jun 17
Exports Jun 17
Building approvals Jun 17
Rebased ERP 2016

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