Non-resident population, Queensland resource regions Bowen and Galilee Basins

Estimates of the non-resident populations of local government areas (LGA) and localities, and related statistics, in the Bowen and Galilee Basin regions of Queensland.


Current Releases

Bowen Basin population report (report)

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This annual report contains non–resident population and accommodation estimates for the Bowen Basin, which were derived from data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office. The non‑resident population represents the number of FIFO/DIDO workers who are on‑shift in the region at a given point in time.

The report provides estimates of the number of non-resident workers on-shift in local government areas (LGAs) and selected localities in the Bowen Basin during the last week of June 2023. It also includes full–time equivalent (FTE) population estimates, which aggregate the resident and non-resident populations to provide a more complete indicator of demand for certain services. Information on the supply and take-up of commercial accommodation by non-resident workers is also provided in the report.

Please note: This report provides annual estimates of the resident and non-resident populations of the region that were current at the time of the survey. This information is subject to change and revision over time, and users are advised to refer to the current edition rather than past editions.

2023
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Bowen Basin population report (table)

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These tables provide time series data to supplement the Bowen Basin population report, 2023.

Bowen Basin population report
Non-resident workers on-shift, by local government area (LGA), 2006 to 2023
xlsx (27.95 KB)
Full-time equivalent (FTE) population estimates, by local government area (LGA) and selected urban centres and localities (UCLs), 2022 and 2023
xlsx (28.97 KB)
Worker accommodation village (WAV) bed capacity, by local government area (LGA), 2006 to 2023
xlsx (29.01 KB)

Bowen Basin resource industry workforce (report)

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This report provides information on workforce characteristics and place of residence of the Bowen Basin’s resource industry workforce. Data were derived from the Resource Employment Survey, conducted by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, and other sources. The survey collected information from all resource industry companies with existing operations and projects under construction in the Bowen Basin in June 2022.

2022
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Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections (report)

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Please note: Non‑resident population projections for the Bowen and Galilee Basins are no longer published. Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections, 2022 to 2026, contains projections based on non–resident population data that were prepared in 2021 and are no longer current. Please refer to the latest edition of the Bowen Basin population report for up‑to‑date non–resident population estimates.

The projections report provides annual projections of the non-resident (fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out (FIFO/DIDO)) populations for local government areas in the Bowen and Galilee Basins from 2022 to 2026. The projections are based on workforce and accommodation data collected from industry sources by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO) in 2021.

The projections take into account the FIFO/DIDO construction, production and maintenance workforces of all existing resource operations and future resource projects, as well as assumptions about project timing. Up to four projection series are provided for each region, derived according to the status of projects in the development pipeline.

Non–resident population projections data are also available for download in Excel format.

2022 to 2026
pdf (705.8 KB)

Bowen Basin: Non–resident population projections, by local government area (LGA), 2022 to 2026 (table)

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This table provides data to supplement the Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections, 2022 to 2026 report.

Bowen Basin: Non–resident population projections, by local government area (LGA), 2022 to 2026
xlsx (14.69 KB)

Galilee Basin: Non–resident population projections, by local government area (LGA), 2022 to 2026 (table)

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This table provides data to supplement the Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections, 2022 to 2026 report.

Galilee Basin: Non–resident population projections, by local government area (LGA), 2022 to 2026
xlsx (13.82 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.

Bowen Basin population report (report)

Last reviewed

This annual report contains non–resident population and accommodation estimates for the Bowen Basin, which were derived from data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office. The non‑resident population represents the number of FIFO/DIDO workers who are on‑shift in the region at a given point in time.

The report provides estimates of the number of non-resident workers on-shift in local government areas (LGAs) and selected localities in the Bowen Basin during the last week of June 2023. It also includes full–time equivalent (FTE) population estimates, which aggregate the resident and non-resident populations to provide a more complete indicator of demand for certain services. Information on the supply and take-up of commercial accommodation by non-resident workers is also provided in the report.

Please note: This report provides annual estimates of the resident and non-resident populations of the region that were current at the time of the survey. This information is subject to change and revision over time, and users are advised to refer to the current edition rather than past editions.

2022
pdf (876.93 KB)
2021
pdf (1.32 MB)

Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections (report)

Last reviewed

Please note: Non‑resident population projections for the Bowen and Galilee Basins are no longer published. Bowen and Galilee Basins non–resident population projections, 2022 to 2026, contains projections based on non–resident population data that were prepared in 2021 and are no longer current. Please refer to the latest edition of the Bowen Basin population report for up‑to‑date non–resident population estimates.

The projections report provides annual projections of the non-resident (fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out (FIFO/DIDO)) populations for local government areas in the Bowen and Galilee Basins from 2022 to 2026. The projections are based on workforce and accommodation data collected from industry sources by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO) in 2021.

The projections take into account the FIFO/DIDO construction, production and maintenance workforces of all existing resource operations and future resource projects, as well as assumptions about project timing. Up to four projection series are provided for each region, derived according to the status of projects in the development pipeline.

Non–resident population projections data are also available for download in Excel format.

2021 to 2025
pdf (931.55 KB)
Last reviewed