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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 March 2017.

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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‘Second release’ Census 2016 data have now been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) relating to Australia’s labour force, education and migration characteristics.

Topics covered include employment status by age and sex, occupation and industry of employment, modes of travel to work, family income and non-school qualifications.

Based on this second release, QGSO has published a statistical snapshot, Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, adding to the suite of snapshots based on ‘First release’ data, highlighting key findings about Queensland’s residents:

Look out for further Queensland-related data and publications from this release over the coming days and weeks, on QGSO’s homepage or our Census 2016 page.

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Both the Queensland Regional Profiles and the Queensland Regional Database have been updated with the second release Census 2016 data from the ABS' General Community Profile, Time Series Profile, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Indigenous) Profile and the Working Population Profile.

Topics sourced to customised and third release of Census 2016 data will be updated later this year when data become available.

For help producing a Queensland Regional Profile see our help video.

At a Glance

State final demand Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 2.7%
Retail trade Sep 17 0.0%
Building approvals Sep 17 Decrease Arrow 0.5%
Business investment Jun qtr 17 Increase Arrow 7.0%
Exports (goods overseas) Sep 17 $70.9b
Inflation (CPI) Sep qtr 17 Increase Arrow 1.5%
Employment growth Oct 17 Increase Arrow 0.3%
Employed persons Oct 17 2.45m
Unemployment rate Oct 17 5.9%
Population Mar qtr 17 4.91m

Latest Releases

Labour force Oct 17
Retail trade Sep 17
Exports Sep 17
Building approvals Sep 17
Reg youth unemp Sep 17
Reg labour force Sep 17
Employment Census 2016
Consumer prices Sep qtr 17

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