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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 30 September 2014.

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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Three reports for Queensland’s resource regions—the Bowen and Galilee Basins, the Surat Basin, and the Gladstone region—provide annual projections of fly‑in/fly‑out and drive‑in/drive‑out (FIFO/DIDO) workers on‑shift for local government areas (LGAs) in these regions from 2015 to 2021. Each report presents up to four projection series, based on information provided by industry regarding existing resource operations and future projects, and grouped according to the status of projects in the approvals process at the time of production.


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Population growth highlights and trends, Queensland provides an overview of Queensland’s population growth at the state level, including analysis of the components of population change (natural increase, net overseas migration and net interstate migration) and the age structure of the population. Population growth highlights and trends, Queensland regions summarises population change in Queensland’s LGAs and SA4s. Information is provided on the fastest and largest growth in South East and regional Queensland. A particular focus is population change over time for the younger (0–14 year olds) and older (65 years and over) populations.


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The 8th International conference on population geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane from 30 June–3 July 2015. The conference provides a unique opportunity for population scholars to engage with colleagues from around the world. This year’s theme is The Spatial Dimensions of Population, with particular focus on population processes, dynamics and impacts. Abstracts are invited from all fields of population geography and allied disciplines, and were due by Monday 16 February. Please contact the Program Committee, who may consider a late submission.

At a Glance

State final demand Dec qtr 14 Decrease Arrow 3.4%
Retail trade Mar 15 Increase Arrow 0.6%
Building approvals Mar 15 Increase Arrow 3.0%
Business investment Dec qtr 14 Decrease Arrow 20.3%
Exports (goods overseas) Mar 15 $45.2b
Inflation (CPI) Mar qtr 15 Increase Arrow 1.4%
Employment growth Apr 15 Increase Arrow 0.1%
Employed persons Apr 15 2.33m
Unemployment rate Apr 15 6.6%
Population Sep qtr 14 4.74m

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