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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 30 September 2018.

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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The implementation of the Crime Statistics and Research unit within the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office delivers on an election commitment by the Queensland Government to establish an independent crime statistical body to publish crime statistics for the state.


The Crime report, Queensland, 2017–18 provides an overview of the volume and nature of crime in Queensland, as reported to or detected by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and incorporates crime data published previously in the QPS Annual Statistical Review.


The Justice report, Queensland, 2017–18 provides an overview of the volume of criminal justice matters in Queensland, and includes statistics relating to criminal courts, youth justice, and adult corrective services.


The Crime Research Agenda outlines the crime research priority areas of QGSO’s Crime Statistics and Research unit.


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The 2018 edition population projections incorporate the latest population estimates based on the results of the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, recent demographic trends, and up-to-date planning, development and potential dwelling supply information. Publications, briefs and data tables are available on the Population Projections page. Results are presented for total populations and by age and sex, at the Queensland level and for smaller areas such as Local Government Areas (LGAs) and statistical areas based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard. Projections for Queensland and Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s) are available out to a 50-year horizon, while SA2, SA3 and LGA projections are available out to a 25-year horizon. A range of projections series (low, medium, high) are available at the Queensland, SA4 and LGA levels, with SA2 projections available for the medium series only.


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The Bowen Basin and Surat Basin population reports provide estimates of the number of fly‑in/fly‑out and drive‑in/drive‑out (FIFO/DIDO) workers living in these regions during the last week of June 2018, and their use of commercial accommodation. This information is based on data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in 2018.

Data tables are also available for download in Excel format.

The resource communities research program outputs contain information about FIFO/DIDO workers by local government areas (LGA) in each of the resource regions. If you are looking for detailed statistics about usual residents of these regions, data by LGA and customised statistical area level 2 (SA2) regions can be found in the Queensland Regional Database. Please note that resource regions defined by SA2 will differ from those defined by LGA boundaries.


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At a Glance

State final demand Dec qtr 18 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Retail trade Mar 19 Increase Arrow 0.3%
Building approvals Mar 19 Decrease Arrow 1.4%
Business investment Dec qtr 18 Decrease Arrow 2.9%
Exports (goods overseas) Mar 19 $84.3B
Inflation (CPI) Mar qtr 19 Increase Arrow 1.5%
Employment growth Apr 19 Increase Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons Apr 19 2.52m
Unemployment rate Apr 19 5.9%
Population Sep qtr 18 5.03m

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