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REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH

Regional Population Growth, Queensland

At 30 June 2009, the Queensland population was estimated to be 4,425,100 persons. The south east corner comprising Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and West Moreton statistical divisions accounted for two-thirds (66%) of the state's population. During the year to June 2009, Brisbane statistical division reached the population milestone of two million, which was 45% of Queensland's population.

Regional Population(a), By Statistical Division - At 30 June - 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

2001
2006
2007r
2008r
2009p
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Statistical division
Brisbane
1 663.1
1 857.8
1 902.2
1 952.2
2 004.3
Gold Coast
387.1
466.4
484.6
499.5
515.2
Sunshine Coast
247.2
295.1
304.1
313.9
323.4
West Moreton
77.2
86.4
88.6
91.0
94.7
Wide Bay-Burnett
232.0
264.1
271.3
278.9
287.4
Darling Downs
209.0
225.8
228.8
232.4
237.2
South West
27.0
26.4
26.2
26.2
26.3
Fitzroy
186.5
206.2
210.9
215.5
220.7
Central West
13.6
12.5
12.4
12.3
12.3
Mackay
137.5
159.8
163.6
168.2
172.7
Northern
190.3
209.9
215.4
221.4
227.3
Far North
224.2
247.3
254.3
262.9
269.7
North West
34.3
33.2
33.5
34.2
34.0
Queensland
3 628.9
4 090.9
4 196.0
4 308.6
4 425.1

(a) Estimates as at 30 June are final for 2001 to 2006, revised for 2007 and 2008 and preliminary for 2009. For all years, Statistical divisions are based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2009 Edition.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0).

The fastest growing statistical divisions over the eight years between 30 June 2001 and 30 June 2009 were Gold Coast with an average annual growth rate of 3.6%, Sunshine Coast (3.4%) and Mackay (2.9%). Three statistical divisions recorded negative average annual growth during the same period: North West (-0.1%), South West (-0.3%) and Central West (-1.3%).

Regional Population, Average Annual Growth Rate, at 30 June - 2001 to 2009
Graph: Regional Population, Average Annual Growth Rate, at 30 June—2001 to 2009


For more information on Queensland's regional population distribution, please refer to Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released annually.

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