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QUEENSLAND KEY STATISTICS (Data released after 12 April 2007 are not included.)

Tables updated:
Table 3
Table 8
Table 9
Table 11
Table 12
Movements in seasonally adjusted labour force

This page contains the following selected tables on key economic and social indicators for the Queensland economy.

Population and Vitals
Table 1 - Population
Table 2 - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Employment and Unemployment
Table 3 - Civilian Labour Force Status
Table 4 - Labour Force - Employees by Industry
Wages and Prices
Table 5 - Average Weekly Earnings of Employees
Table 6 - Consumer Price Index
Building
Table 7 - Building Activity
Table 8 - Building Approvals
Finance
Table 9 - Housing Finance
Trade
Table 10 - Value of Interstate Exports and Imports
Table 11 - Retail Trade - Turnover and Industry
Tourism
Table 12 - Licensed Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses and Serviced Apartments

Click here for an explanation of seasonally adjusted and trend data. For further information, email the time series analysis section of the ABS timeseries@abs.gov.au.


POPULATION AND VITALS

TABLE 1 - QUEENSLAND POPULATION(a)

Net migration

Increase during period

Period
Estimated
resident
population

'000
Natural
increase(b)

'000
Interstate(c)

'000
Overseas(d)

'000
Total

'000
Number

'000
Proportion(e)

%

2005
Sep qtr
3,994.9
6.3
6.1
5.4
11.5
17.8
0.4
2006
Jun qtr
4,053.4
8.3
6.4
3.1
9.5
17.7
0.4
Sep qtr
4,070.4
5.8
5.6
5.6
11.2
17.0
0.4

(a) Estimates for overseas migration, net migration, total population growth and estimated resident population from September quarter 2005 onwards are preliminary.
(b) Excess of births over deaths.
(c) Estimates for interstate migration have been derived from the latest census data on interstate movement in the preceding one year and unidentified information on interstate changes of address advised to Medicare Australia in the process of administering Medicare.
(d) See Technical Note Measuring Net Overseas Migration in the 3101.0 link below.
(e) The increase during the period expressed as a proportion of the population at the beginning of the period.


Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).

TABLE 2 - QUEENSLAND ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION(a) AT 30 JUNE

2001
2005r
2006p
Change
2001-2006p(b)
Change
2005-06
Statistical Division

'000

'000

'000

%

%

Brisbane
1,629.1
1,790.9
1,820.4
2.2
1.6
Gold Coast
432.6
494.2
507.9
3.3
2.8
Sunshine Coast
247.2
283.5
290.2
3.3
2.3
West Moreton
65.7
69.8
70.9
1.5
1.6
Wide Bay-Burnett
236.5
257.8
264.2
2.2
2.5
Darling Downs
210.4
223.2
226.4
1.5
1.5
South West
27.0
27.1
27.1
0.1
0.0
Fitzroy
181.7
190.5
193.2
1.2
1.4
Central West
12.5
12.3
12.2
-0.6
-0.8
Mackay
137.5
147.9
151.6
2.0
2.5
Northern
190.3
206.3
210.9
2.1
2.3
Far North
224.2
239.3
243.9
1.7
1.9
North West
34.3
34.3
34.6
0.2
0.7
Queensland(c)
3,628.9
3,977.1
4,053.4
2.2
1.9

(a) Estimates use the 2006 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (cat. no. 1216.0). Estimates for 2001 are final, based on results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing, while those for 2005 are revised estimates and 2006 estimates are preliminary.
(b) Average annual growth rate.
(c) Including Off-Shore Areas and Migratory.

Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0).



EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT

TABLE 3 - QUEENSLAND CIVILIAN LABOUR FORCE STATUS(a)(b)

Employed
Unemployed
Total labour force
Full-time
Part-time
Total
Number
Unemploy-
ment rate
Number
Partici-
pation
rate
Not in
labour
force
Civilian population
aged
15 years
and over

Period

’000

’000
’000
’000
%
’000
%
’000
’000


ORIGINAL DATA

2006
Mar
1,422.1
590.5
2,012.5
116.1
5.5
2,128.7
66.6
1,067.6
3,196.2
2007
Feb
1,538.2
566.3
2,104.4
103.7
4.7
2,208.2
67.6
1,059.7
3,267.9
Mar
1,540.5
585.3
2,125.8
97.9
4.4
2,223.7
67.9
1,050.5
3,274.3


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(c)

2006
Mar
1,429.8
na
2,015.0
105.5
5.0
2,120.5
66.3
na
na
2007
Feb
1,532.9
na
2,117.2
88.9
4.0
2,206.1
67.5
na
na
Mar
1,549.0
na
2,127.5
89.0
4.0
2,216.5
67.7
na
na


TREND ESTIMATES(c)

2006
Mar
1,440.7
na
2,007.7
105.8
5.0
2,113.5
66.1
na
na
2007
Feb
1,535.3
na
2,118.2
88.1
4.0
2,206.3
67.5
na
na
Mar
1,541.1
na
2,125.4
87.7
4.0
2,213.1
67.6
na
na

na not available
(a) From February 2004, labour force estimates have been compiled using benchmarks based on results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.
(b) See Sampling errors in Labour Force Survey in Key Statistics Explanatory Notes below.

(c) Revisions in Seasonally Adjusted and Trend estimates are explained in the section 'Seasonal Adjustment and Trend Estimation' in the Explanatory Notes of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).

Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).


TABLE 4 - QUEENSLAND LABOUR FORCE(a) - EMPLOYEES BY INDUSTRY

Feb 2006
Nov 2006
Feb 2007
Industry division
’000
’000
’000

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing
34.4
40.7
42.8
Mining
35.4
34.3
37.2
Manufacturing
169.4
174.6
168.4
Electricity, gas and water
18.5
12.4
17.6
Construction
138.6
161.1
168.5
Wholesale trade
74.1
76.9
73.5
Retail trade
281.6
283.7
298.1
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
98.3
101.5
101.6
Transport and storage
87.8
92.8
100.9
Communication services
22.7
23.0
29.2
Finance and insurance
47.4
57.3
55.7
Property and business services
185.9
202.2
202.6
Government administration and defence
92.6
97.8
106.7
Education
140.0
136.5
137.8
Health and community services
183.4
191.2
193.9
Cultural and recreational services
42.6
44.5
45.6
Personal and other services
67.7
62.7
62.3
Total all industries(b)
1,720.5
1,793.2
1,842.4

(a) Estimates have been revised using updated population benchmarks and incorporating a minor change to the definition of unemployed persons. Detail of these changes can be found in the following article; Australia's Labour Market Statistics, April 2004, Feature Article - Technical Report: Improvements to Labour Force Estimates (cat. no. 6105.0).
(b) Estimates have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003).


WAGES AND PRICES

TABLE 5 - QUEENSLAND AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS OF EMPLOYEES: TREND

Males
Females
Persons
Full-time
adult
ordinary time earnings
Full-time
adult total
earnings
All
employees
total
earnings
Full-time
adult ordinary time earnings
Full-time
adult total earnings
All
employees total
earnings
Full-time
adult ordinary time earnings
Full-time
adult total earnings
All
employees
total
earnings
Period(a)
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$

2005
Nov
1,015.00
1,079.80
900.60
866.00
880.10
598.30
960.60
1,005.80
752.90
2006
Aug
1,042.70
1,119.10
976.70
884.40
900.30
628.50
984.60
1,039.50
808.10
Nov
1,052.80
1,130.90
988.60
889.40
905.40
640.80
992.50
1,046.80
818.50

(a) The actual reference period is the last pay period ending on or before the third Friday of the middle month of the quarter.

Source: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0).


TABLE 6 - CONSUMER PRICE INDEX(a), BRISBANE


Period
Food
Alcohol and
tobacco
Clothing and
footwear
Housing
Household
contents and
services(b)
Health
Transportation

2005
Dec qtr
160.8
227.8
104.6
139.7
124.8
207.5
151.4
2006
Sep qtr
175.1
232.1
103.1
143.9
127.4
223.1
159.5
Dec qtr
176.1
233.4
102.0
144.8
128.0
220.6
154.0



Period
Communication
Recreation
Education
Financial and
insurance
services(c)
All groups
All groups
% change
from
previous
quarter
All groups
% change
from same
quarter
previous
year

2005
Dec qtr
112.4
127.6
266.7
100.9
152.1
0.8
2.8
2006
Sep qtr
113.8
129.1
270.9
101.5
157.5
0.8
4.4
Dec qtr
114.4
130.1
271.0
102.0
157.3
-0.1
3.4

(a) Unless otherwise specified, base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(b) Series renamed and changed to composition (linked to 14th series equivalent), see Appendix 2 of
Consumer Price Index, September quarter 2005 (cat. no. 6401.0).
(c) Base: June quarter 2005 = 100.0.

Note: Analytical Living Cost Indexes for Selected Australian Household Types are compiled once a year after each June quarter release of this publication. The latest update of these series, to June quarter 2003, was released in the September 2004 issue of the Australian Economic Indicators (cat. no. 1350.0). A link to this article can be found in Related Links on the
ABS CPI web site page.

Source: Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).


BUILDING

TABLE 7 - QUEENSLAND BUILDING ACTIVITY(a)(b)(c), ORIGINAL

Dwellings completed(d)
Value of building work completed
New
houses
New other
residential
buildings
Total(e)
New
houses
New other
residential
buildings
Non-
residential
building
Total(f)
Value of
work done
in period(g)
Period
no.
no.
no.
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

2005
Sep qtr
6,330
3,466
9,816
1,350.8
853.1
1,006.9
3,498.3
3,768.9
2006
Junr qtr
5,696
4,438
10,145
1,284.3
1,236.6
1,253.7
4,034.2
4,010.0
Sep qtr
5,132
3,585
8,729
1,118.4
842.5
1,275.0
3,486.9
4,218.6

(a) The scope of building activity includes all new residential buildings; alterations and additions to residential buildings with an approval value of $10,000 and over; and non-residential building (including alterations and additions to existing buildings) with an approval value of $50,000 and over.
(b) Data are inclusive of non-deductible GST payable on residential buildings. See paragraphs under
'GST on Building Activity' at bottom of page.
(c) Some data items have been revised. For further information, see notes in the latest issue of
Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0).
(d) Including alterations, additions and conversions.
(e) Including dwellings created as a result of alterations and additions.
(f) Including alterations and additions (valued at $10,000 and over) to residential buildings, which are not shown in the foregoing columns.
(g) Including building work that is uncompleted during the period.

Source: Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0).

TABLE 8 - QUEENSLAND BUILDING APPROVALS(a)(b), ORIGINAL

Dwelling units in new residential buildings
Value of all residential buildings
Value of all non-residential buildings
Private
sector
Public
sector

Total
Private
sector
Public
sector

Total
Total
Period
no.
no.
no.
$m
$m
$m
$m

2006
Feb
2,961
21
2,982
728.8
5.2
734.0
298.2
2007
Jan
2,993
38
3,031
818.0
7.6
825.6
592.2
Feb
3,222
105
3,327
809.6
25.4
834.9
438.9

(a) The scope of building approvals includes all approved new residential building jobs valued at $10,000 or more; all approved non-residential building jobs valued at $50,000 or more; and approved alterations and additions valued at $10,000 or more to residential buildings.
(b) Revisions to previously published statistics are included in the table.

Source: Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0).


FINANCE

TABLE 9 - QUEENSLAND HOUSING FINANCE COMMITMENTS (OWNER OCCUPATION), ORIGINAL(a)(b)(c)

By purpose
By type of buyer
First home buyers
Non-first home buyers(d)
For
con-
struction
For
purchase
of
newly
erected dwellings
For
purchase
of
established
dwellings(d)
Total
For
refinancing of established dwellings
Number
of
dwellings
financed
Average
borrowing
size
Number
of
dwellings
financed
Average
borrowing
size
Period

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

$’000

no.

$’000

2006
Feb
908
536
11,101
12,545
3,687
2,263
215.9
10,282
216.2
2007
Jan
1,096
483
10,599
12,178
3,455
2,353
227.4
9,825
224.9
Feb
1,172
568
12,296
14,036
3,781
2,723
232.3
11,313
228.9

(a) Excluding alterations and additions.
(b) Seasonal effects and non-seasonal volatility can cause fluctuations in data. Seasonally adjusted and trend figures can be used to take these fluctuations into account and are available on request.
(c) Revisions to previously published statistics are included in the table.
(d) Including refinancing.

Source: Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609.0).


TRADE

TABLE 10 - VALUE OF INTERSTATE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS(a)(b)(c), QUEENSLAND

Total exports
Change
from
previous
period
Change
from
same qtr
previous
year
Total
imports
Change
from
previous
period
Change
from
same qtr
previous
year
Period
$'000
%
%
$'000
%
%

2005
Dec qtr
2,585,849
8.0
10.1
5,688,532
1.1
-12.9
2006
Sep qtr
2,431,004r
9.4r
1.6r
5,842,287r
10.2r
3.8r
Dec qtr
2,655,755
9.2
2.7
5,987,450
2.5
5.3

(a) Interstate exports and imports are compiled using a classification based on the Standard International Trade Classification (Revision 3).
(b) In compiling the estimates of Interstate Trade for OESR, the ABS uses a partial coverage census based on businesses with more than $400,000 of interstate trade. This collection is now under review due to frame and coverage issues. New businesses are not well represented, so the estimates are likely to be understated. The estimates are prepared for use in the compilation of Treasury’s State Accounts and users should exercise strong caution in their independent use.

(c) September quarter 2006 figures revised due to a systems error.

Source: Queensland Treasury, Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR).


TABLE 11 - QUEENSLAND RETAIL TURNOVER BY INDUSTRY(a): ORIGINAL(b)

Food
retailing
Department
stores
Clothing &
soft goods
retailing
Household
goods
retailing
Recreational
goods
retailing
Other
retailing
Hospitality
& services
Total
Period

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

2006
Feb
1,247.6
184.6
196.1
458.2
^135.3
331.2
566.8
3,119.8
2007
Jan
1,522.7
243.1
255.7
591.4
^156.7
329.9
603.4
3,702.9
Feb
1,378.9
195.8
187.5
539.1
147.5
315.3
545.9
3,310.0

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
(a) See paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes in Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).
(b) Seasonal effects and non-seasonal volatility can cause fluctuations in data. Seasonally adjusted and trend figures can be used to take these fluctuations into account and are available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).

Source: Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).


TOURISM

TABLE 12 - LICENSED HOTELS, MOTELS, GUEST HOUSES AND SERVICED APARTMENTS(a), QUEENSLAND

Establish
-ments
Guest
rooms
Bed
spaces
Room
nights
occupied
Room
occupancy
rate(b)
Guest
nights
Bed
occupancy
rate
Guest
arrivals
Takings
from
accomm-
odation(b)
Period
no.
no.
no.

'000

%

'000

%

'000

$'000

2005
Dec qtr
1,069
57,127
175,723
3,556.9
67.8
7,128.6
44.2
2,602.3
461,511
2006
Sep qtr
1,073
56,970
177,553
3,845.9
73.4
7,455.9
45.7
2,772.3
505,820
Dec qtr
1,081
57,793
179,214
3,682.3
69.3
7,305.9
44.4
2,723.4
515,418

(a) Comprising establishments with 15 or more rooms or units.
(b) Seasonally adjusted and trend figures are available for room occupancy rates and takings from accommodation in the data cube; Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Queensland (cat. no. 8635.3.55.001).

Source: Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0).


Key Statistics Explanatory Notes

Sampling errors in Labour Force Survey

The estimates in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) are based on a sample survey. Because the entire population is not enumerated, the published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability and appear on pages 27 and 28 of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).

The 95% confidence intervals below provide another way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates from sample surveys. The interval bounded by the two limits is the 95% confidence interval. A 95% confidence interval has a 95% chance of including the true value of the estimate.

MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2007 - QUEENSLAND

Monthly change

95% Confidence interval

Total employment
10,300
34,500
to
-13,900
Total unemployment
100
12,500
to
-12,300
Unemployment rate
0.0
0.6
to
-0.6
Participation rate
0.2
1.0
to
-0.6



GST on Building Activity

Within building activity statistics, purchasers of residential structures are unable to deduct GST from the purchase price. For non-residential structures, the reverse is true. While the ABS collects all building activity data on a GST inclusive basis, it publishes value data inclusive of GST in respect of residential construction and exclusive of GST in respect of non-residential construction.

It is appropriate to add the residential and non-residential components to derive total building activity. Valuation of the components of the total is consistent, since, for both components, the value data is recorded inclusive of non-deductible GST paid by the purchaser. As such, total building activity includes the non-deductible GST payable on residential building.

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