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

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


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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 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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The Australian Gambling Statistics 1991–92 to 2016–17, 34th edition is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia which is compiled annually by the Queensland Government Statistician's Office in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments. This edition incorporates information on all legalised gambling in Australia up to and including 2016–17.


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At a Glance

State final demand Sep qtr 18 Increase Arrow 2.5%
Retail trade Dec 18 Increase Arrow 0.5%
Building approvals Dec 18 Decrease Arrow 6.5%
Business investment Sep qtr 18 Increase Arrow 1.6%
Exports (goods overseas) Dec 18 $81.7B
Inflation (CPI) Dec qtr 18 Increase Arrow 1.5%
Employment growth Dec 18 Increase Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons Dec 18 2.50m
Unemployment rate Dec 18 6.2%
Population Jun qtr 18 5.01m

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