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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 30 September 2015.

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.

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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The Bowen Basin, Surat 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 2015, and their use of commercial accommodation. This information is based on data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO) in 2015.


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The ABS is currently recruiting people to assist with the Census and needs up to 5,600 Field Officers within Queensland.

If you’re community minded, of reasonable fitness, have a home computer with internet access, and are comfortable using mobile or tablet device then apply online. Applications close on Sunday 29 May 2016.

At a Glance

State final demand Dec qtr 15 Decrease Arrow 1.7%
Retail trade Mar 16 Increase Arrow 0.1%
Building approvals Mar 16 Increase Arrow 0.8%
Business investment Dec qtr 15 Decrease Arrow 26.5%
Exports (goods overseas) Mar 16 $48.4b
Inflation (CPI) Mar qtr 16 Increase Arrow 1.7%
Employment growth Apr 16 Decrease Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons Apr 16 2.36m
Unemployment rate Apr 16 6.2%
Population Sep qtr 15 4.79m

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