Census 2016

Queensland's Australian South Sea Islander population, Census 2016 snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s Australian South Sea Islander peoples based on data from the 2016 census. The snapshot features the age and sex distribution of the Queensland Australian South Sea Islander population compared with the rest of Queensland, in addition to labour force and education characteristics.

Queensland's Australian South Sea Islander population, Census 2016 snapshot
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Population change in Queensland to Census 2016 (reports)

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This bulletin compares selected statistics about Queensland’s population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses of Population and Housing. Topics covered include:

  • Age structure
  • Population distribution
  • Cultural diversity
  • Family and household composition
  • Education
  • Income and employment.
Population change in Queensland to Census 2016
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Queensland compared, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents a comparison of key population characteristics of Queensland with Australia as a whole, using census data from 2016. Population size and age structure are featured, in addition to other characteristics including cultural diversity, housing tenure and voluntary work.

Queensland compared, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Language spoken at home by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, Census 2016 (tables)

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This table provides a count of persons by language spoken at home for each SA4 in Queensland.

Language spoken at home by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, Census 2016
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Country of birth by top ten local government areas, Queensland, Census 2016 (tables)

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This table provides country of birth statistics for the ten most populated LGAs in Queensland.

Country of birth by top ten local government areas, Queensland, Census 2016
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SEIFA Index of Advantage/Disadvantage, Census 2016 (tables)

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Queensland Government Statistician's Office has developed some Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) tables for statistical area level 1 (SA1), SA2 and local government area (LGA) which provide a breakdown of population within each quantile. Quantiles can be calculated a number of ways. Two common methods are "weighted" and "equal counts". The weighted method divides the data into even groups (quantiles), where each group has the same population (available for download based on rankings within Queensland, below). The equal count method divides the data into even groups where each group has the same number of regions. Equal count deciles can be downloaded from the ABS website. The SEIFA indexes are also available free of charge on the ABS website. The indexes based on 2016 census data are available for Australia and for all states and territories. For a more detailed explanation of SEIFA, see the ABS SEIFA 2016 technical paper (PDF, 400 kB).

Where a region's population is relatively large compared to the average population for specific region types, (e.g. Brisbane (C) LGA), quintiles may not contain equal populations.

SEIFA Index of Advantage/Disadvantage, Census 2016
Local Government Area (LGA 2016)
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Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)
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Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)
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SEIFA Index of Disadvantage, Census 2016 (tables)

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Queensland Government Statistician's Office has developed some Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) tables for statistical area level 1 (SA1), SA2 and local government area (LGA) which provide a breakdown of population within each quantile. Quantiles can be calculated a number of ways. Two common methods are "weighted" and "equal counts". The weighted method divides the data into even groups (quantiles), where each group has the same population (available for download based on rankings within Queensland, below). The equal count method divides the data into even groups where each group has the same number of regions. Equal count deciles can be downloaded from the ABS website. The SEIFA indexes are also available free of charge on the ABS website. The indexes based on 2016 census data are available for Australia and for all states and territories. For a more detailed explanation of SEIFA, see the ABS SEIFA 2016 technical paper (PDF, 400 kB).

Where a region's population is relatively large compared to the average population for specific region types, (e.g. Brisbane (C) LGA), quintiles may not contain equal populations.

SEIFA Index of Disadvantage, Census 2016
Local Government Area (LGA 2016)
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Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)
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Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)
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SEIFA Understanding Area and Population Quantiles - Fact sheet, Census 2016 (reports)

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Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) are summary measures of the social and economic conditions of geographic areas across Australia.

This publication provides details on the difference between equal count and population-based quantiles, along with how each is calculated.

SEIFA Understanding Area and Population Quantiles - Fact sheet, Census 2016
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Journey to work by origin and destination, statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, Census 2016 (tables)

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This table provides the location where employed residents of the SA4 shown in the first column worked in the week prior to the 2016 Census.

Journey to work by origin and destination, statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, 2016
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Median total household income by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, 2006, 2011 and 2016 (tables)

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This table provides a time series of the median total household income for Queensland’s SA4s.

Median total household income by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, 2006, 2011 and 2016
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Queensland regions compared, Census 2016 (reports)

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This bulletin contains comparisons between Queensland statistical areas level 4 (SA4) and covers a broad range of demographic characteristics. Data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Queensland regions compared, Census 2016
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Queensland counts, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population using census data from 2016. Counts of population by sex, age structure and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status are featured, in addition to counts of the number of houses by tenure type and the number of people living alone.

Queensland counts, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Queensland compared, Census 2016 (reports)

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This bulletin uses demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2016 Census of Population and Housing to compare key characteristics of Queensland’s resident population with those of other Australian states and territories. Where appropriate, comparisons are made between the populations of greater capital city statistical areas (GCCSA) and rest of state regions for each state and territory.

Queensland compared, Census 2016
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A changing Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population change over time using census data from 2006 and 2016. Population size, growth and age structure are featured, in addition to other key characteristics such as cultural diversity, income and housing tenure.

A changing Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Queensland as a village of 100 people, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland's population using census data from 2016. Data are presented as if Queensland were a village of 100 people providing an easy-to-understand insight into selected characteristics of Queensland's population.

Queensland as a village of 100 people, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the employment characteristics of Queensland’s working age population using second release census data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The hours worked, median age, and industry and occupations of employed persons are featured, in addition to differences in labour force participation between men and women.

Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the occupations of Queenslanders, and the industries they work in, using data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The proportion of Queenslanders by industry employed are presented by work status, sex and annual full-time median income. Key occupations are identified for men and women and young and older workers. Changes over time to the proportion of the Queensland population in key occupations are also highlighted.

Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, based on data from the 2016 and earlier censuses. It features changes to the counts of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by sex and age structure since 2006, and growth in the population since 1971. Housing, income, education and language characteristics of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are also described. 

Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland, Census 2016 (reports)

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This bulletin presents information on Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents using data from the 2016 Census. Information is included on topics such as:

  • usual resident counts in Queensland compared with other states and territories
  • regional population distribution
  • Australian Indigenous languages spoken at home
  • household income
  • housing
  • education
  • labour force characteristics.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland, Census 2016
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Education and training in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (reports)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the education and training characteristics of Queensland’s population using data from 2016 and earlier censuses. Study participation for university students, and students across the higher education and training sector are analysed by age and sex. The proportion of qualified Queenslanders aged 20 to 64 years by highest non-school qualifications are presented by sex, work status and median personal weekly income, as well as field of study.

Education and training in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
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