Population and household characteristics State overview

Statistics related to characteristics of people and households in Queensland. A state overview of a variety of topics including culture and language, volunteering and caring, employment, income, education, religion and birth place.


Current Releases

Queensland compared, Census 2016 (report)

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This bulletin uses demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2016 Census of Population and Housing to compare key characteristics of Queensland’s resident population with those of other Australian states and territories. Where appropriate, comparisons are made between the populations of greater capital city statistical areas (GCCSA) and rest of state regions for each state and territory.

Queensland compared, Census 2016
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Population change in Queensland to Census 2016 (report)

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This bulletin compares selected statistics about Queensland’s population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses of Population and Housing. Topics covered include:

  • Age structure
  • Population distribution
  • Cultural diversity
  • Family and household composition
  • Education
  • Income and employment.
Population change in Queensland to Census 2016
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Queensland as a village of 100 people, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland's population using census data from 2016. Data are presented as if Queensland were a village of 100 people providing an easy-to-understand insight into selected characteristics of Queensland's population.

Queensland as a village of 100 people, Census 2016 Snapshot
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A changing Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population change over time using census data from 2006 and 2016. Population size, growth and age structure are featured, in addition to other key characteristics such as cultural diversity, income and housing tenure.

A changing Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Queensland compared, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents a comparison of key population characteristics of Queensland with Australia as a whole, using census data from 2016. Population size and age structure are featured, in addition to other characteristics including cultural diversity, housing tenure and voluntary work.

Queensland compared, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Queensland counts, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on Queensland’s population using census data from 2016. Counts of population by sex, age structure and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status are featured, in addition to counts of the number of houses by tenure type and the number of people living alone.

Queensland counts, Census 2016 Snapshot
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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.

Queensland's Population Compared, Census 2011 (report)

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This bulletin presents a comparison of the population characteristics of Queensland with other Australian states and territories, including change over time, using Census data from 2006 and 2011. Population size and growth are discussed in addition to age structure, cultural diversity and household composition. The distribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and characteristics of younger and older people are also presented.

Queensland's Population Compared, Census 2011
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Queensland's Changing Population, Census 2011 (report)

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This bulletin presents information on Queensland’s population including change over time using Census data from 2001, 2006 and 2011. Population size, growth and age structure are discussed in addition to population characteristics of both younger and older people. Characteristics of cultural diversity, household composition, housing tenure and housing costs are also presented.

Queensland's Changing Population, Census 2011
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