Population projections Overview
Statistics providing a broad overview of Queensland's projected population change at state and region levels, including an analysis of the age composition of the future population. Reference information regarding the research processes, methodology and assumptions used to produce these projections is also available.
Additional reports and tables are available on the following related pages:
- State – Queensland–level projected population data by five–year and single–year age groups and sex
- Regions – projected population by age and sex for Queensland regions.
Queensland's Population Future (data visualisation)
This interactive dashboard provides an overview of Queensland's projected population change at State, Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) and Local Government Area (LGA) level based on the Queensland Government Population Projections (2023 edition). An examination of the age structure of the future population is included, with a focus on the older population and school age children.
While efforts have been made to ensure the dashboard is available on mobile devices, this tool is best viewed on a laptop or desktop monitor.
Queensland Government population projections: Interactive map (data visualisation)
This interactive map provides an opportunity to view the projected population and growth for Queensland regions, based on the Queensland Government Population Projections (2023 edition) for Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2) and Local Government Areas.
- Click on the map to view projected population figures for the selected area and projections year.
- Click on the 'Search' icon (magnifying glass) on the top left to open the Search sidebar.
- Update the layers by selecting the preferred geography or projections year.
- Search for a suburb, SA2 or LGA to view projected population figures for the selected location.
While efforts have been made to ensure the interactive map is available on mobile devices, this tool is best viewed on a laptop or desktop monitor.
Queensland Government population projections: Queensland (report)
This publication provides a spatial and temporal overview of Queensland’s projected population.
Please note: Each edition of the Queensland Government population projections is compiled using the latest information available at time of production. These components change over time and, therefore, direct comparisons should not be made between these projections and past and future editions.
Reference information regarding the research processes, methodology and assumptions used to produce these projections is also available to download on this page.
Queensland Government population projections: Background research (report)
Background research outlines the latest demographic trends which were used to inform the setting of assumptions.
Queensland Government population projections: Methodology and assumptions (report)
Queensland Government population projections, 2023 edition, have been released for Queensland, statistical areas level 4 (SA4s), local government areas (LGAs) and statistical areas level 2 (SA2s).
Methodology and assumptions provides a brief description of the methodologies used to produce population projections for the 2023 edition at each level of geography (state, SA4, LGA and SA2), and the underlying assumptions about population growth at the state and SA4 level.