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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 December 2015.

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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Thank you to all Queenslanders who have already completed your Census forms. If you weren’t able to fill in your Census form online on Census night, or if you haven't received your Census materials yet — that's okay. Please complete your Census form online or on paper now.


If you require a paper form, please contact the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 214 531 or via the Census online contact form. For further information please visit the Census website.


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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

This release presents the latest population projections published by the Queensland Government and replaces the 2013 edition. The publication Queensland Government Population Projections provides a spatial and temporal overview of Queensland’s projected population change at state and sub-state levels, including an analysis of the age composition of the future population. For additional reference material see the detailed projections tables, the related information briefs covering state and statistical areas level 4, and local government areas and statistical areas level 2, background research paper, and methodology and assumptions paper. The 2015 edition includes two new data products: LGA snapshot and SA4 snapshot.

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At a Glance

State final demand Mar qtr 16 Decrease Arrow 1.5%
Retail trade Jun 16 0.0%
Building approvals Jun 16 Decrease Arrow 3.2%
Business investment Mar qtr 16 Decrease Arrow 27.0%
Exports (goods overseas) Jun 16 $47.6b
Inflation (CPI) Jun qtr 16 Increase Arrow 1.5%
Employment growth Jul 16 Decrease Arrow 0.1%
Employed persons Jul 16 2.35m
Unemployment rate Jul 16 6.3%
Population Dec qtr 15 4.81m

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