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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 30 June 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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The Bowen BasinSurat Basin, and Gladstone region 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 2016, and their use of commercial accommodation. This information is based on data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in 2016.

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Australian Gambling Statistics is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia which is compiled annually by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments. This 32nd edition incorporates information on all legalised gambling in Australia up to and including 2014–15.


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Queensland Government Population Projections, 2015 edition

The monthly regional labour force briefs prepared by QGSO utilise ABS labour force survey data. The regional monthly labour force estimates are derived from smaller sample sizes which can result in estimates with much higher volatility than at the national and state level. It is for this reason QGSO has utilised 12-month moving averages in reporting regional labour force data. This approach has been supported by the release of advice from the ABS which recommends analysis of regional labour force estimates be based on the use of 12-month moving averages. The full ‘Advice on Reporting Regional Labour Force Data’ article is available on the ABS website in the Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, July 2016 release.

At a Glance

State final demand Sep qtr 16 Increase Arrow 1.2%
Retail trade Dec 16 Increase Arrow 0.3%
Building approvals Dec 16 Decrease Arrow 4.9%
Business investment Sep qtr 16 Decrease Arrow 12.2%
Exports (goods overseas) Dec 16 $52.7b
Inflation (CPI) Dec qtr 16 Increase Arrow 1.6%
Employment growth Jan 17 Increase Arrow 0.1%
Employed persons Jan 17 2.35m
Unemployment rate Jan 17 6.1%
Population Jun qtr 16 4.84m

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