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Series A projects the largest population for Queensland, increasing from 4.6 million people at 30 June 2012 to 11.1 million in 2061. Series B projects an increase to 9.3 million people, while the smallest population of the three main series is projected in Series C (7.9 million people).
Queensland's capital city and balance of state populations increase continuously throughout the projection period in the three main series. The population of Brisbane is projected to increase from 2.2 million at 30 June 2012 to between 3.8 million and 5.6 million in 2061, while the balance of Queensland is projected to increase from 2.4 million to between 4.1 million and 5.5 million.
The median age of the population of Queensland is projected to increase from 36.6 years at 30 June 2012 to between 39.9 years and 43.7 years in 2061. The graph below presents the age structure for Queensland in 2012 and 2061.
Births and Deaths
In 2011-12 there were 63,200 births and 27,800 deaths in Queensland, resulting in natural increase of 35,400 people. In all series, births will continue to exceed the number of deaths during the projection period, resulting in a natural increase. In Series A, natural increase will steadily rise, in Series B natural increase will slowly rise, while in Series C natural increase will decline, but remain positive over the projection period.
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