Overview of Queensland Government Statistician's Office

Queensland Government Statistician's Office (QGSO) is part of Queensland Treasury. 

We provide a broad range of expert services to support national, whole-of-government and agency policies, programs, and service delivery decisions.

We are committed to knowledge sharing and to enabling access to information products and services. Statistics and information are provided to government, business and the community, in accordance with our service charter.

Our vision:    To support better decision making to advance Queensland.

Our values:    In conducting our business we value integrity, teamwork, objectivity, innovation, quality and reliability.

QGSO’s objective is to ensure Queensland Government resources achieve value for money, are directed to services that improve the quality of life of the community, and are delivered efficiently and equitably.

The key areas of work include:

  • providing a broad range of statistical services to support stakeholders’ evidence base for policy evaluation and performance
  • providing data, information and analysis for population dynamics and forecasts, residential dwelling activities and urban land supply
  • coordinating the activities of key statistics providers to establish and maintain an integrated statistical service across governments.

The work of QGSO is governed by several pieces of legislation that have a direct bearing on our statistical activities and functions. The most important of these is the Statistical Returns Act 1896 (Qld) (the Act), which facilitates the collection of official statistics by the Queensland Government Statistician.

All information collected by QGSO is bound by the secrecy provisions of the Act.  This prohibits any person divulging or communicating any information obtained under the Act except in accordance with a direction from the Queensland Government Statistician. 

A strong customer focus is maintained along with high levels of regional service delivered through our Brisbane and Townsville office locations.

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