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Listed below is the latest released estimated resident population of Queensland as at 31 December 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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The first results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing were released on 27 June. The ABS has scheduled a progressive release of census results, with further data to become available in October.

‘First release’ Census 2016 data includes a wealth of statistics about Australia’s population such as country of birth, language spoken at home, education, family and household structure, income levels, housing costs and even volunteering in the community.

QGSO has published three summary reports, statistical snapshots, highlighting key findings about Queensland’s residents:

Look out for more data releases and publications over the coming days on QGSO’s homepage or our Census 2016 page.

The ABS will be conducting free Census Data Seminars in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay in August. Register here.

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Rebased Estimated Resident Population, Queensland, 2016 presents revised population estimates based on results from the 2016 Census, as released by the ABS in the publication Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2016 (ABS 3101.0) on 27 June 2017. It includes preliminary rebased estimated resident population for Queensland at 30 June for the five years 2012 to 2016, and estimates for components of population change since 2011.

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 Dec qtr 16 4.88m

Latest Releases

Rebased ERP 2016
Qld counts Census 2016
Qld compared Aust. Census 2016
Population Dec qtr 16
Qld pop change Census 2016
Reg youth unemp May 17
Reg labour force May 17
Emp by Occupation Jun qtr 17

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