Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples Population estimates and projections

Statistics related to the population (estimates and projections) of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland. Data include age and sex breakdowns.


Current Releases

Population estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (report)

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This brief presents estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland for the period 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2031 as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 to 2031 (ABS 3238.0). Estimates for 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2005 are also included as an illustrative series and should be used with caution.

The size, structure and components of the estimated and projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population presented in this brief supersede those previously published by the ABS for the period 2001 to 2026.

This brief presents estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland for the period 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2026 as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 to 2026 (ABS 3238.0). Estimates for 30 June 1996 to 30 June 2000 are also included as an illustrative series and should be used with caution.

The size, structure and components of the estimated and projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population presented in this brief supersede those previously published by the ABS for the period 1991 to 2021.
 

2006 to 2031
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Population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (report)

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This brief presents final estimates of the Australian and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the product Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2016 (ABS 3238.0.55.001). These replace preliminary estimates released on 27 September 2017 in Australian demographic statistics, March 2017 (ABS 3101.0).

These final population estimates are based on the 2016 Census and cannot be used with 2011–based experimental estimates and projection series 2001–2026 (ABS 3238.0). However, compatible historical and projected estimates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, will be released in late 2019 (ABS 3238.0).

This brief presents final estimates of the Australian and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the product Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011 (ABS 3238.0.55.001). These replace the preliminary estimates released on 20 June 2013 in Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2012 (ABS 3101.0).

These final population estimates are based on the 2011 Census and cannot be used with 2006-based experimental estimates and projection series 1991–2021 (ABS 3238.0). However, compatible historical and projected estimates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2001–2026, were released on 30 April 2014 (ABS 3238.0).

30 June 2016
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Population estimates by Indigenous status (table)

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The Queensland Government Statistician's Office (QGSO) has developed detailed population estimates by Indigenous status. These estimates are available by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous and non-Indigenous)
  • Queensland statistical areas level 2 (SA2) based on the 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), and local government area (LGA) based on the 2015 ASGS
  • age (single year under 20, five–year age groups from 20 to 64 years, and 65 years and over) and sex
  • years 2001 to 2015 (for LGAs) and 2006 to 2015 (for SA2s).

Please read the data quality statement and methodology paper for additional information, including best practice use of the estimates.

2015 edition
SA2s, 2006 to 2015
xlsx (31.43 MB)
csv (31.6 MB)
LGAs, 2001 to 2015
xlsx (7.54 MB)
csv (6.42 MB)
Data quality statement
pdf (106.14 KB)
Methodology paper
pdf (148.22 KB)

Past Releases

The content in past releases may contain data for historical periods that have been revised in the latest release. For this reason, data should always be accessed from the latest release. Past releases are provided for reference purposes only.

Population estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (report)

Last reviewed

This brief presents estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland for the period 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2031 as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 to 2031 (ABS 3238.0). Estimates for 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2005 are also included as an illustrative series and should be used with caution.

The size, structure and components of the estimated and projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population presented in this brief supersede those previously published by the ABS for the period 2001 to 2026.

This brief presents estimates and projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland for the period 30 June 2001 to 30 June 2026 as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 to 2026 (ABS 3238.0). Estimates for 30 June 1996 to 30 June 2000 are also included as an illustrative series and should be used with caution.

The size, structure and components of the estimated and projected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population presented in this brief supersede those previously published by the ABS for the period 1991 to 2021.
 

2001 to 2026
pdf (142.9 KB)

Population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (report)

Last reviewed

This brief presents final estimates of the Australian and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the product Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2016 (ABS 3238.0.55.001). These replace preliminary estimates released on 27 September 2017 in Australian demographic statistics, March 2017 (ABS 3101.0).

These final population estimates are based on the 2016 Census and cannot be used with 2011–based experimental estimates and projection series 2001–2026 (ABS 3238.0). However, compatible historical and projected estimates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, will be released in late 2019 (ABS 3238.0).

This brief presents final estimates of the Australian and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the product Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011 (ABS 3238.0.55.001). These replace the preliminary estimates released on 20 June 2013 in Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2012 (ABS 3101.0).

These final population estimates are based on the 2011 Census and cannot be used with 2006-based experimental estimates and projection series 1991–2021 (ABS 3238.0). However, compatible historical and projected estimates for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2001–2026, were released on 30 April 2014 (ABS 3238.0).

30 June 2011
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