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.

Current Releases

Queensland Government population projections: Queensland (report)

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This publication provides a spatial and temporal overview of Queensland’s projected population.

Region level summaries are also available:

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.

Queensland Government population projections: Frequently asked questions

Reference information regarding the research processes, methodology and assumptions used to produce these projections is also available to download on this page.

2018 edition
pdf (114.81 KB)

Queensland Government population projections: Methodology and assumptions (report)

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Last reviewed

Queensland Government population projections, 2018 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 2018 edition at each level of geography (state, SA4, LGA and SA2), and the underlying assumptions about population growth at the state and SA4 level.

2018 edition
pdf (55.02 KB)

Queensland Government population projections: Background research (report)

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Queensland Government population projections, 2018 edition, have been released for Queensland, statistical areas level 4 (SA4s), local government areas (LGAs) and statistical areas level 2 (SA2s)

Background research outlines the latest demographic trends which were used to inform the setting of assumptions.

2018 edition
pdf (173.33 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.

Queensland Government population projections: Queensland (report)

Last reviewed

This publication provides a spatial and temporal overview of Queensland’s projected population.

Region level summaries are also available:

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.

Queensland Government population projections: Frequently asked questions

Reference information regarding the research processes, methodology and assumptions used to produce these projections is also available to download on this page.

2015 edition
pdf (352.67 KB)

Queensland Government population projections: Methodology and assumptions (report)

Last reviewed

Queensland Government population projections, 2018 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 2018 edition at each level of geography (state, SA4, LGA and SA2), and the underlying assumptions about population growth at the state and SA4 level.

2015 edition
pdf (64.05 KB)
Last reviewed