1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jul 2007
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Population Change, Queensland
Regional Population Growth
POPULATION CHANGE, QUEENSLAND
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for Queensland was 4,132,000 at 31 December 2006, an increase of 82,400 (2.0%) since 31 December 2005. Queensland accounted for 20% of the Australian population at 31 December 2006.
Between the September 2006 quarter and the December 2006 quarter, net interstate migration contributed nearly 40% (8,300 persons) of the total population increase (21,600 persons). Net natural increase (excess of births over deaths) contributed 7,000 persons and net overseas migration contributed 6,300 persons.
Further information about Queensland's population can be accessed from Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH
At 30 June 2006, the Queensland population was estimated to be 4,053,400 persons. The south east corner comprising Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and West Moreton Statistical Divisions accounted for nearly two-thirds (66%) of the state's population.
The fastest growing Statistical Divisions were Gold Coast (2.8%), Wide Bay-Burnett (2.5%) and Mackay (2.5%). The only Statistical Division to record a negative change over the twelve months between 30 June 2005 and 30 June 2006 was the Central West Statistical Division (-0.8%). The South West Statistical Division recorded no change.
For more information on Queensland's regional population distribution, please refer to Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released annually.
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