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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 30 September 2016.

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.

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Two reports, for the Bowen and Galilee Basins and the Surat Basin, provide annual projections of the non–resident (fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out) population from 2017 to 2023. 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‑2016. Each report presents up to four projection series, derived according to the status of projects in the development pipeline.


Recently released Bowen BasinSurat Basin, and Gladstone region population reports provide estimates of the number of FIFO/DIDO workers living in these regions during the last week of June 2016, and their use of commercial accommodation.

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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 Mar qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Retail trade Apr 17 0.0%
Building approvals Apr 17 Increase Arrow 3.4%
Business investment Mar qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.0%
Exports (goods overseas) Apr 17 $61.1b
Inflation (CPI) Mar qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.8%
Employment growth May 17 Increase Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons May 17 2.38m
Unemployment rate May 17 6.3%
Population Sep qtr 16 4.86m

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