Population and household characteristics Growth highlights

Statistics related to population change and the components of population change for Queensland and its sub-state regions.

An extra 104,410 people called Queensland home in 2021–22, more than twice the population gain in 2020–21. This population growth was mainly driven by record gains in interstate migration (55,420 persons).
Queensland was home to 1 in 5 Australians (20.5%), up from 18.7% in 2002. Graphic showing one maroon person icon and four white person icons (depicting 1 in 5 people)
In 2022, around 1 in 6 Queenslanders were aged 65 years or older, up from 1 in 9 in 2002.

Queensland’s annual population growth rate in 2022 was higher than any of the other states and territories.

Note – Highlighted data refers to the year to 30 June 2022 unless otherwise specified.


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