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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 December 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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Queensland Trade Profiles are now available.

QGSO recently released the Queensland Trade Profiles, a new online tool providing easy access to international trade statistics. The Queensland Trade Profiles allows users to generate profiles for single countries, country groups (such as the European Union and ASEAN), as well as custom country groups using international trade, tourism and international education data. Summary economic indicators such as gross domestic product and population are also available.  The Queensland Trade Profiles will be updated regularly as new data become available.

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The Bowen Basin and Surat Basin 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 2017, and their use of commercial accommodation. This information is based on data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in 2017.


Data tables are also available for download in Excel format.


Non–resident population projections for these regions are also available.


The resource communities research program outputs contain information about FIFO/DIDO workers by local government areas (LGA) in each of the resource regions. If you are looking for detailed statistics about usual residents of these regions, data by LGA and customised SA2 regions can be found in the Queensland Regional Database. Please note that resource regions defined by SA2 will differ from those defined by LGA boundaries.

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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 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Indigenous) Profile.

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

At a Glance

State final demand Mar qtr 18 Increase Arrow 2.9%
Retail trade Jun 18 0.0%
Building approvals Jun 18 Decrease Arrow 1.6%
Business investment Mar qtr 18 Increase Arrow 9.9%
Exports (goods overseas) Jun 18 $74.1B
Inflation (CPI) Jun qtr 18 Increase Arrow 1.7%
Employment growth Jun 18 Increase Arrow 0.2%
Employed persons Jun 18 2.48m
Unemployment rate Jun 18 6.1%
Population Dec qtr 17 4.97m

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