Population and household characteristics Growth highlights

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

In 2019–20 an extra 80,550 people called Queensland home, with one third of these due to overseas migration
Queensland was home to 20.1% of Australia’s population, up from 18.4% 20 years earlier
The population aged 65 years and over has grown on average more than three times faster than the rest of the population over the last 10 years
Queensland’s population growth rate was the fastest in Australia in 2019–20

Note – Highlighted data refers to the year to 30 June 2020 unless otherwise specified.

Statistics in this release are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting Australian Government closure of the international border from 20 March 2020


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