Population Change, Queensland
The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for Queensland was 4,473,000 at 31 December 2009, an increase of 106,600 (2.4%) since 31 December 2008. Queensland's population continued to record the second-fastest growth rate behind Western Australia.
Between the September 2009 quarter and the December 2009 quarter, 49% (11,100 persons) of the total population increase (22,500 persons) was due to natural increase (excess of births over deaths), 38% (8,500 persons) was due to net overseas migration and 13% (3,000 persons) was attributed to net interstate migration.
Population Change from Previous Quarter,
December 2009 quarter
Further information about Queensland's population can be accessed from Australian Demographic Statistics
(cat. no. 3101.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.