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Population change in Queensland resource regions

Population change in Queensland resource regions examines changes over time to the non‑resident (fly‑in/fly‑out and drive‑in/drive‑out (FIFO/DIDO)) and resident populations of key resource regions of Queensland, with a particular focus on the 10 years to 2015. The report also looks at influences underlying changes in the resident and non-resident populations, including the coal mining and coal seam gas (CSG)/liquefied natural gas (LNG) boom period between 2003 and 2014, and other significant regional events.

The publication covers the Bowen Basin, Surat Basin and Gladstone region, which are usually reported separately in QGSO’s annual non–resident population reports, and local government areas within these regions. It also includes baseline data for the emerging resource region of the Galilee Basin.

In addition to its focus on population issues, the publication also provides information on accommodation arrangements commonly used to house FIFO/DIDO workers in resource regions.

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Last reviewed 2 May 2017