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QUEENSLAND KEY STATISTICS (Data released after 12 October 2006 are not included.)

Tables updated:
Table 1
Table 3
Table 4
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
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

Net migration

Increase during period

Period
Estimated
resident
population

'000
Natural
increase(a)

'000
Interstate(b)

'000
Overseas(c)

'000
Total

'000
Number

'000
Proportion(d)

%

2005
Mar qtr
3,955.5
7.9
7.7
9.3
17.0
24.9
0.6
Dec qtr
4,016.2
(e)7.6
8.0
(f)5.8
13.8
(e)21.4
(e)0.5
2006
Mar qtr
4,035.7
7.1
5.3
7.1
12.4
19.5
0.5

(a) Excess of births over deaths.
(b) 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.
(c) See Technical Note Measuring Net Overseas Migration in the 3101.0 link below.
(d) The increase during the period expressed as a proportion of the population at the beginning of the period.
(e) Births and deaths data for the December quarter 2005 have been adjusted. Any data used for analysis from births, deaths, natural increase or population growth for the December quarter 2005 should be used with caution. For further detail see paragraphs 10-13 of the Explanatory Notes of Australian Demographic Statistics, March quarter 2006 (cat. no. 3101.0).

(f) Data for December quarter 2005 contributing to net overseas migration has been updated. For further details see paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes Australian Demographic Statistics, March quarter 2006 (cat. no. 3101.0).

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

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

2000
2004r
2005p
Change
2000-05(b)
Change
2004-05
Statistical Division

'000

'000

'000

%

%

Brisbane
1,619.3
1,777.7
1,810.9
2.3
1.9
Moreton
702.0
798.9
819.0
3.1
2.5
Wide Bay-Burnett
233.3
250.9
257.0
2.0
2.4
Darling Downs
207.4
218.8
222.5
1.4
1.7
South West
26.7
27.0
26.9
0.2
-0.2
Fitzroy
180.4
188.2
189.8
1.0
0.9
Central West
12.5
12.3
12.2
-0.5
-0.7
Mackay
136.3
143.9
147.4
1.6
2.4
Northern
187.3
201.2
205.6
1.9
2.2
Far North
222.2
235.2
238.5
1.4
1.4
North West
34.1
34.0
34.2
0.1
0.6
Queensland(c)
3,561.5
3,888.1
3,964.0
2.2
2.0

(a) Estimates use the 2005 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (cat. no. 1216.0). Estimates for 2000 are final, based on results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing, while those for 2004 are revised estimates and 2005 estimates are preliminary.
(b) Average annual growth rate.
(c) Including Off-Shore Areas and Migratory.

Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia and New Zealand (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

2005
Sep
1,460.60
562.9
2,023.40
98.8
4.7
2,122.20
67.2
1,036.80
3,159.10
2006
Aug
1,476.10
581.5
2,057.60
94.2
4.4
2,151.90
66.7
1,072.30
3,224.20
Sep
1,535.50
571.7
2,107.20
98.9
4.5
2,206.10
68.3
1,023.70
3,229.80


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(c)

2005
Sep
1,436.50
na
2,000.90
104
4.9
2,104.80
66.6
na
na
2006
Aug
1,496.50
na
2,070.40
98.8
4.6
2,169.20
67.3
na
na
Sep
1,508.70
na
2,082.60
104.2
4.8
2,186.80
67.7
na
na


TREND ESTIMATES(c)

2005
Sep
1,434.70
na
1,996.50
104.5
5
2,101.00
66.5
na
na
2006
Aug
1,495.00
na
2,066.70
99.6
4.6
2,166.20
67.2
na
na
Sep
1,504.10
na
2,076.70
100.2
4.6
2,176.90
67.4
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).

For further information on changes to ABS labour force products see the following paper:
Information Paper: Changes to Labour Force Survey Products (cat. no. 6297.0).

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

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

Aug 2005
May 2006
Aug 2006
Industry division
’000
’000
’000

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing
36.0
38.2
42.6
Mining
35.6
37.7
31.4
Manufacturing
154.9
177.8
180.1
Electricity, gas and water
16.6
18.5
14.6
Construction
128.9
138.7
145.8
Wholesale trade
66.1
72.2
67.0
Retail trade
278.9
283.6
288.8
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
96.3
94.5
98.5
Transport and storage
93.0
92.4
95.8
Communication services
25.8
21.3
24.3
Finance and insurance
51.1
53.2
58.1
Property and business services
182.9
194.2
200.4
Government administration and defence
90.2
106.5
105.5
Education
145.5
142.4
135.9
Health and community services
173.7
190.7
192.4
Cultural and recreational services
45.4
41.4
38.5
Personal and other services
62.3
66.0
60.3
Total all industries(b)
1,683.2
1,769.6
1,780.0

(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
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$

2005
Feb
982.20
1,049.80
863.70
837.60
850.60
588.40
928.90
975.90
732.80
May
997.40
1,062.30
871.50
851.80
865.20
592.30
942.60
989.50
738.30
Aug
1,008.70
1,071.50
881.80
860.70
874.70
594.80
953.80
998.90
742.80
Nov
1,014.70
1,079.90
900.70
865.70
879.80
599.10
960.60
1,006.00
753.60
2006
Feb
1,022.60
1,092.40
927.50
872.80
887.00
605.60
968.10
1,016.90
770.80
May
1,033.20
1,107.10
958.50
881.80
895.80
614.10
976.30
1,030.00
792.60


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
Jun qtr
157.4
224.5
104.1
136.6
124.2
214.4
147.2
2006
Mar qtr
164.7
230.1
98.9
140.6
124.5
219.7
153.3
Jun qtr
171.1
231.1
101.0
142.2
126.0
225.9
158.6



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
Jun qtr
114.1
125.7
265.9
100.0
150.0
0.5
2.5
2006
Mar qtr
112.9
128.7
279.5
100.4
153.5
0.9
2.9
Jun qtr
113.0
128.4
279.8
101.4
156.2
1.8
4.1

(a) Unless otherwise specified, base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(b) Series renamed and change 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
Mar qtr
5,867
2,444
8,317
1,193.0
524.6
783.6
2,723.7
3,010.1
Dec qtr
6,992
3,407
10,430
1,483.6
723.1
1,121.5
3,622.5
3,862.7
2006
Mar qtr
4,644
2,850
7,529
1,051.4
619.9
877.1
2,796.4
3,266.4

(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

2005
Aug
3,382
34
3,416
830.8
9.4
840.1
275.2
2006
Jul
3,508
30
3,538
860.8
7.9
868.6
754.6
Aug
3,297
24
3,321
804.8
9.3
814.2
431.9

(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

2005
Aug
1,046
474
11,092
12,612
4,144
2,029
206.3
10,583
214.1
2006
Jul
1,214
516
11,932
13,662
4,019
2,471
223.6
11,191
223.2
Aug
1,276
577
12,620
14,473
4,317
2,535
219.0
11,938
219.7

(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), 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
Jun qtr
2,231,774
6.74
10.4
5,942,335
11.42
5.8
2006
Mar qtr
2,180,087
-15.69
4.3
5,383,449
-5.36
0.9
Jun qtr
2,080,560
-4.57
-6.8
4,810,296
-10.65
-19.1

(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.

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

2005
Aug
1,345.2
224.3
253.6
495.6
^154.5
349.1
586.3
3,408.6
2006
Jul
1,439.8
264.8
^259.4
531.9
^146.8
368.9
607.0
3,618.6
Aug
1,472.8
237.9
^261.7
545.9
^148.5
392.5
616.4
3,675.6

^ 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
Jun qtr
1,063
56,652
173,124
3,197.1
62.0
6,131.6
38.9
2,395.3
378,395
2006
Mar qtr
1,073
56,843
176,667
3,262.2
63.8
6,480.7
40.8
2,344.1
418,231
Jun qtr
1,070
56,682
176,640
3,251.1
63.0
6,172.4
38.4
2,375.8
411,070

(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 AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2006 - QUEENSLAND

Monthly change

95% Confidence interval

Total employment
12,200
36,200
to
-11,800
Total unemployment
5,400
17,400
to
-6,600
Unemployment rate
0.2
0.8
to
-0.4
Participation rate
0.4
1.2
to
-0.4



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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