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1312.3 - Queensland at a Glance, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/01/2008   
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PEOPLE
DEMOGRAPHY

1996
2001
2006
Estimated resident population(a)
'000
'000
'000

Queensland
3,338.7
3,628.9
4,091.5

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

Natural increase(b)
24,685
25,117
28,126
Net overseas migration
12,710
27,523
30,033
Net interstate migration
26,803
22,853
25,242

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

Births
47,769
47,678
52,665
Deaths
22,281
22,856
24,473
Marriages
20,913
20,314
25,043
Divorces
10,996
12,085
12,175

(a) Twelve months ended 31 December.
Age groups(a)
%
%
%

0-14 years
22
21
20
15-24 years
15
14
14
25-44 years
31
30
29
45-64 years
21
23
25
65 years and over
11
12
12

(a) As proportion of Queensland estimated resident population.

REGIONAL POPULATION

1996
2001
2006
Selected Local Government Areas(a)
'000
'000
'000

Brisbane (City)
824.5
896.6
992.2
Bundaberg (City)
43.6
44.6
48.5
Cairns (City)
111.5
117.6
136.6
Caloundra (City)
66.0
76.2
93.2
Charters Towers (City)
9.0
8.8
8.5
Gladstone (City)
26.6
26.8
31.0
Gold Coast (City)
356.4
423.7
507.4
Hervey Bay (City)
38.8
43.3
55.1
Ipswich (City)
123.9
126.7
143.6
Mackay (City)
71.4
76.0
90.3
Maryborough (City)
24.8
25.1
27.2
Mount Isa (City)
22.4
21.1
21.1
Redcliffe (City)
49.6
49.9
52.5
Rockhampton (City)
59.9
58.9
62.6
Roma (Town)
6.6
6.7
7.0
Thuringowa (City)
45.4
52.7
62.9
Toowoomba (City)
86.6
90.0
96.2
Townsville (City)
86.7
92.1
102.0

(a) Estimated resident population at 30 June.

LABOUR MARKET

2005-06
2006-07
Annual averages
'000
'000

Labour force
2,108.0
2,186.6
Employed persons
2,006.9
2,099.3
Unemployed persons
101.0
87.3
%
%

Unemployment rate
4.8
4.0
Participation rate
66.3
67.1

2006
2007
'000
'000

Job vacancies, May
36.8
35.6
$
$

Average weekly earnings, May
806.00
815.30


EDUCATION

1996
2001
2006
no.
no.
no.

Schools, August
1,724
1,721
1,739
Government
1,314
1,293
1,278
Non-government
410
428
461
Students, August(a)
na
615,500
661,900
Government
411,700
435,100
455,100
Non-government
155,400
175,700
202,000

na not available
(a) Including full-time and part-time primary and secondary students.

CRIME AND JUSTICE

2004-05
2005-06
no.
no.

Total police strength at 30 June(a)
9,310
9,631
Summary convictions in Magistrates Courts
119,579
128,299
Convictions in higher courts
5,091
4,778

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

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