Census 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) scheduled a progressive release of results from the 2021 Census of Population and Housing. The second-phase results were released on 12 October 2022. ‘First release’ Census 2021 data included a wealth of statistics about Australia’s population such as country of birth, language spoken at home, education, family and household structure, income level, housing costs, long–term health conditions, Australian Defence Force service and volunteering in the community. ‘Second release’ Census 2021 data included statistics on employment, migration and non-school qualifications. The third and final release of Census 2021 statistics is scheduled for early 2023 and will include more complex topics such as socio-economic indexes for areas (SEIFA), distance to work and remoteness areas.

Summary reports (statistical snapshots) highlighting key findings about Queensland’s residents will be published by QGSO below.

Additionally, the Queensland Regional Profiles will progressively be updated with Census 2021 data.

Queensland regions compared, Census 2021 (report)

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This publication uses demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing 2021 to compare key characteristics of Queensland’s usual resident population by statistical areas level 4 (SA4).

Queensland regions compared, Census 2021
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Queensland compared with other jurisdictions, Census 2021 (report)

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This publication uses demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing 2021 to compare key characteristics of Queensland’s usual resident population with those of other Australian states and territories. Where appropriate, comparisons are also made between the populations of greater capital city statistical areas (GCCSA) and rest of state regions for each state and territory.

Queensland compared with other jurisdictions, Census 2021
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Median total household income by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, 2011, 2016 and 2021 (table)

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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, 2011, 2016 and 2021
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Language spoken at home by statistical area level 4 (SA4), Queensland, Census 2021 (table)

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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 2021
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Country of birth by top ten local government areas, Queensland, Census 2021 (table)

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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 2021
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Queensland as a village of 100 people, Census 2021 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland's population using census data from 2021. 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 2021 Snapshot
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A changing Queensland, Census 2021 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population change over time using census data from 2011 and 2021. 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 2021 Snapshot
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Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Census 2021 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, based on data from the 2021 and earlier censuses. It features changes to the counts of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by sex and age structure since 2011, 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 2021 Snapshot
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Queensland counts, Census 2021 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population using census data from 2021. 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 2021 Snapshot
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Queensland compared, Census 2021 Snapshot (report)

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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 2021. Population size and age structure are featured, in addition to other characteristics including cultural diversity, housing tenure and voluntary work.

Queensland compared, Census 2021 Snapshot
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