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1312.3 - Queensland at a Glance, Jan 2012  
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Demography
Labour Market
Regional Population
Education
Crime and Justice


Demography


2005
2009
2010
Estimated resident population(a)
’000
’000
’000

Queensland
3994.9
4424.8
4505.9

(a) At 30 June.
Components of population change(a)
no.
no.
no.

Natural increase(b)
28,051
38,436
35,119
Net overseas migration
29,555
59,373
36,414
Net interstate migration
30,371
18,388
9,576

(a) Twelve months ended 30 June.
(b) Excess of births over deaths.
Vital statistics(a)
no.
no.
no.

Births
51,661
66,097
64,467
Deaths
23,584
26,316
27,289
Marriages
24,303
26,342
26,530
Divorces
12,383
11,174
11,418

(a) Twelve months ended 31 December. Vital events are published on a year of registration basis.
Age groups(a)
%
%
%

0-14 years
21
20
20
15-24 years
14
14
14
25-44 years
29
28
28
45-64 years
25
25
25
65 years and over
12
12
13

(a) As proportion of Queensland estimated resident population.

Labour Market


2005-06
2009-10
2010-11
Annual averages
’000
’000
’000

Labour force
2,133.6
2,410.7
2,461.0
Employed persons
2,031.4
2,273.5
2,326.4
Unemployed persons
102.2
137.2
134.6
%
%
%

Unemployment rate
4.8
5.7
5.5
Participation rate
66.4
67.5
67.5

2006
2010
2011
’000
’000
’000

Job vacancies, Aug.
39.8
33.4
44.6

2006
2010
2011
$
$
$

Average weekly earnings, Aug.
816.20
983.70
1023.60


Regional Population

2005
2009
2010
Selected local government areas(a)
’000
’000
’000

Brisbane (City)
973.9
1052.4
1067.3
Bundaberg (Region)
85.5
95.1
96.9
Cairns (Region)
142.0
164.4
168.3
Charters Towers (Region)
12.2
12.7
12.8
Fraser Coast (Region)
85.6
99.5
102.1
Gladstone (Region)
52.2
59.6
60.3
Gold Coast (City)
450.5
514.9
527.8
Ipswich (City)
138.2
162.4
168.1
Mackay (Region)
103.1
116.1
118.8
Maranoa (Region)(b)
12.9
13.2
13.4
Moreton Bay (Region)
325.1
371.2
382.3
Mount Isa (City)
20.8
21.8
22.0
Rockhampton (Region)
105.2
114.1
115.5
Sunshine Coast (Region)
286.6
323.4
330.9
Toowoomba (Region)
148.3
159.1
162.1
Townsville (City)
160.2
181.7
185.8

(a) Estimated resident population at 30 June
(b) Previously named Roma
Education

2005
2009
2010
no.
no.
no.

Schools, August
1,734
1,710
1702
Government
1,280
1,245
1,235
Non-government
449
465
467
Students, August(a)
652,204
724,426
731,617
Government
455,687
490,690
492,114
Non-government
196,517
233,736
239,503

(a) Including full-time and part-time primary and secondary students.

Crime and Justice

2004-05
2008-09
2009-10
no.
no.
no.

Total police strength at 30 June(a)
9,310
10,645
10,702
Sentence outcomes in Magistrates Courts
119,579
148,738
156,768
Sentence outcomes in Higher Courts
5,091
4,511
4,214

(a) Including recruits in training.
Source: Queensland Police Service.




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