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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 March 2017.

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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This report provides an overview of Queensland’s population growth at the state level over the five years to 2015–16 using data sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It also provides data for Queensland’s local government areas (LGAs) for the year 2015–16.

At the state level, there are detailed analyses of the components of population change and the age structure of the population. At the LGA level, there is information on the fastest and largest growth areas in regional and South East Queensland. A snapshot of the age and sex characteristics of each LGA is also included.

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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 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.

Crowd of people

‘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:

The ABS will make further data available from October. Look out for more data releases and publications over the coming weeks on QGSO’s homepage or our Census 2016 page.

At a Glance

State final demand Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 2.7%
Retail trade Aug 17 0.0%
Building approvals Aug 17 Increase Arrow 1.0%
Business investment Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 7.0%
Exports (goods overseas) Aug 17 $69.8b
Inflation (CPI) Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Employment growth Sep 17 Increase Arrow 0.3%
Employed persons Sep 17 2.44m
Unemployment rate Sep 17 5.9%
Population Mar qtr 17 4.91m

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