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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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Census night – Tuesday 9 August – is important for Queensland.


Census data are used in planning for housing, transport, education, industry, hospitals and the environment, as well as by Queensland businesses and communities, to better respond to changes in our population. It’s important for every Queenslander to participate in the national Census of Population and Housing and to contribute to Queensland’s count.


In 2016, the Census is going digital and the Australian Bureau of Statistics encourages everybody to get online on August 9. Visit to complete your form online. Paper forms can also be requested.


2016 Census data will be available from April 2017 onwards.


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Three reports for Queensland’s resource regions – the Bowen and Galilee Basins, the Surat Basin, and the Gladstone region – provide annual projections of the non‑resident (fly‑in/fly‑out and drive‑in/drive‑out) population from 2016 to 2022. Data are provided at the regional level, as well as for all local government areas within each region. The projections are based on workforce data collected by QGSO in mid‑2015. Each report presents up to four projection series, derived according to the status of projects in the development pipeline.


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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 May 16 Decrease Arrow 0.2%
Building approvals May 16 Decrease Arrow 1.8%
Business investment Mar qtr 16 Decrease Arrow 27.0%
Exports (goods overseas) May 16 $47.8b
Inflation (CPI) Jun qtr 16 Increase Arrow 1.5%
Employment growth Jun 16 Decrease Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons Jun 16 2.35m
Unemployment rate Jun 16 6.5%
Population Dec qtr 15 4.81m

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