Population estimates Regions

Statistical releases related to population estimates for Queensland’s regions.

  • Seven of Queensland’s top 10 LGAs by population size at 30 June 2018 were located in South East Queensland (SEQ).

Current Releases

Estimated resident population (ABS consultancy) (table)

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The Queensland Government has obtained the customised data report, available below, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) National Information Consultancy Service. This report has been made freely available on the Queensland Government Statistician's Office website under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) international licence. Please refer to the licence conditions contained within this report for further information on the licence terms. This customised data report has been provided "as supplied" by the ABS.

The smallest geographic level for which ERPs are officially prepared and validated is SA2. ERP by SA1 is then prepared by breaking down the SA2 ERPs based on SA1–level census counts (for census year ERP) and other indicators (for non-census years). ERP at the SA1 level must be used with caution, with an understanding that they are not precise, and that they are essentially prepared to be built up to other levels. No validation of these SA1-level estimates is undertaken and several cautionary notes about the reliability of these estimates are included in the explanatory notes. ERPs at the SA1 level are provided here to enable flexibility to be built up to broader regions.

Estimated resident population (ABS consultancy)
Statistical area level 1 (SA1), Australia, 2011 to 2018p
xlsx (3.18 MB)
Single year of age, by sex, by statistical area levels 1 and 2 (SA1 & SA2), Queensland LGAs and Tweed, 2011 to 2018p
xlsx (62.18 MB)

Age and sex indicators (table)

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Data tables detailing age groups, dependency ratios and median ages.

Age and sex indicators
Local government areas (LGA), 30 June 2018p
csv (8.39 KB)
Statistical area level 2 (SA2), 30 June 2018p
csv (45.59 KB)

Population by age and sex, regions of Queensland (report)

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This brief provides an age and sex profile for the population of Queensland and selected local government areas, based on information released annually by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in its publication Population by age and sex, regions of Australia (ABS 3235.0).

2018
pdf (738.04 KB)

Estimated resident population (ERP) (table)

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The estimated resident population (ERP) figure is the official population estimate published by the ABS, and represents the best possible estimate of the resident population.

Estimated resident population (ERP)
Local government area (LGA), Queensland, 1991 to 2018p
csv (19.75 KB)
Statistical area, level 2 (SA2), Queensland, 2006 to 2018p
csv (68.76 KB)
Urban centre and locality, Queensland, 2001 to 2018p
csv (48.56 KB)
Urban centre by state and territory, as at 30 June 2018p
csv (1.09 KB)
City by state and territory, as at 30 June 2018p
csv (962 bytes)

Population growth, regional Queensland (report)

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The Population growth, regional Queensland brief presents selected statistics on the estimated resident population (ERP) of Queensland local government areas (LGAs) and statistical areas level 2 (SA2s), as released annually in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Regional population growth (ABS 3218.0).

2017–18
pdf (42.15 KB)

Rebased estimated resident population, regional Queensland, 2016 (report)

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Rebased estimated resident population, regional Queensland, 2016 presents revised population estimates based on results from the 2016 Census, as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the publication Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016 (ABS 3218.0) on 28 July 2017. It includes preliminary rebased estimated resident population for selected local government areas in Queensland at 30 June 2016, and compares these figures with earlier estimates released on 30 March 2017, prior to rebasing.

Rebased estimated resident population, regional Queensland, 2016
pdf (40.45 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 by age and sex, regions of Queensland (report)

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This brief provides an age and sex profile for the population of Queensland and selected local government areas, based on information released annually by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in its publication Population by age and sex, regions of Australia (ABS 3235.0).

2017
pdf (736.73 KB)

Population growth, regional Queensland (report)

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The Population growth, regional Queensland brief presents selected statistics on the estimated resident population (ERP) of Queensland local government areas (LGAs) and statistical areas level 2 (SA2s), as released annually in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Regional population growth (ABS 3218.0).

2016–17
pdf (48.1 KB)

Population: Rebased Estimates, Regional Queensland 2007 to 2011 (report)

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Population: Rebased Estimates, Regional Queensland 2007 to 2011 presents revised population estimates rebased according to results from the 2011 Census, as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the publication Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011 (ABS 3218.0) on 31 July 2012. It includes preliminary rebased estimated resident population for selected local government areas in Queensland for 2010–11, and compares these figures with earlier figures released on 30 March 2012, prior to rebasing.

Population: Rebased Estimates, Regional Queensland 2007 to 2011
pdf (68.07 KB)

Estimated resident population by statistical division and subdivision, Queensland, 2001 to 2011 (table)

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This table provides a time series of the estimated resident population for Queensland’s statistical divisions (SD) and subdivisions (SSD), defined under the 2011 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Estimated resident population by statistical division and subdivision, Queensland, 2001 to 2011
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