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Queensland is the second largest of the six Australian states in size and has the largest habitable area. The coastline fronts the Pacific Ocean in the east and Torres Strait separates the state from New Guinea in the north. Queensland shares its borders with New South Wales to the south, South Australia to the south-west and the Northern Territory to the west.
Lying generally between 10° and 29° south of the equator, and covering approximately 1,734,190 sq km, Queensland has 13,350 km of coastline including islands. The Great Barrier Reef is located off the north eastern coast and Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, is located further south. Queensland's major mountains are part of the Great Dividing Range extending from the York Peninsula in the north to the NSW border and beyond in the south.
This section aims to provide users with a variety of topics about Queensland and includes:-
- Queensland Regional Profiles 2005, a new section of Queensland in Review, provides a spatial presentation for a selected range of data for all LGAs within their relevant SDs.
- Queensland Regional Statistical Overviews for 2000 and 2002 are provided from the publication, Regional Statistics, Queensland (cat. no. 1362.3). These overviews focus on a range of statistics comparing metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Links to other maps
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2001 (cat. no. 1216.0)
BACK TO QUEENSLAND IN REVIEW CONTENTS PAGE
The Key Statistics webpage has been removed from Queensland in Review and launched as a separate product. No changes have been made to content and it continues to provide selected Queensland indicators including population and vitals, employment and unemployment, consumer price index, building activity and interstate trade.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC
- Queensland - History and Government provides a brief overview of the history and government of the state and links to information on the relevant government web pages.