World Population

Queensland Population

Queensland (abbreviated Qld) is northeastern state of Australia, borders to the north and east by the Coral Sea, to the south by New South Wales, to the southwest by South Australia, and to the west by the Northern Territory. Queensland population in 2021 is estimated to be 5.2 million, density is low, averaging less than two per sq.km. Queensland, the second largest of Australia's states, seven times larger than the United Kingdom, occupies nearly one-fourth of the continent, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The capital is Brisbane, on the state's southeastern coast. Queensland is commonly regarded as a major resources state on agricultural, mineral, and energy resources. Average people per household is 2.8, Median weekly household income is $1,750, Median monthly mortgage repayments is $2,167, Median weekly rent is $440, Average motor vehicles per dwelling is 1.7.


Religions

Regarding the religions of Queensland as per 2016 stats, Christianity is a major religion in the state of Queensland, 2.6 million follow Christianity, 1.3 million people stated as they follow no-religion, 70,789 people follow Buddhism, 45,961 people follow Hinduism, 44,885 follow Islam, 17,433 follow Sikhism and 4,387 follow Judaism.

ReligionsPopulation
ReligionPersons
Buddhism70,789
Christianity:
Anglican719,718
Assyrian Apostolic99
Baptist87,640
Brethren3,089
Catholic1,022,514
Churches of Christ8,378
Eastern Orthodox32,306
Jehovah's Witnesses24,971
Latter-day Saints20,538
Lutheran56,437
Oriental Orthodox2,933
Other Protestant23,978
Pentecostal72,478
Presbyterian and Reformed138,614
Salvation Army12,429
Seventh-day Adventist17,456
Uniting Church238,313
Christianity, nfd143,355
Other Christian10,085
Total2,635,342
Hinduism45,961
Islam44,885
Judaism4,387
Other Religions:
Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions1,249
Sikhism17,433
Other Religious Groups16,812
Total35,492
Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation:
No Religion1,374,427
Secular Beliefs14,560
Other Spiritual Beliefs9,311
Total1,398,297
Religious affiliation not stated468,042
Total4,703,193


Ethnic groups

Indigenous status by age group in 2016:

Age GroupAboriginal/Torres Strait IslanderNon-IndigenousIndigenous status not statedTotal
0-4 years21,857257,08617,519296,466
5-9 years22,877276,60717,645317,138
10-14 years 21,340261,58916,170299,097
15-19 years19,420260,23116,637296,287
20-24 years16,464278,53621,865316,860
25-29 years13,223284,33323,191320,753
30-34 years11,303292,35622,289325,943
35-39 years10,174275,47919,568305,218
40-44 years 10,586291,84020,477322,901
45-49 years10,030291,84721,097322,982
50-54 years8,713279,46720,546308,727
55-59 years7,062265,57519,559292,198
60-64 years5,247237,83717,601260,685
65 years and over8,194658,23151,519717,949
Total186,4824,211,020305,6854,703,193
The table below gives ancestry by country of birth:
Country of BirthPopulation
Australian1,649,284
Australian Aboriginal36,971
Chinese136,389
Croatian12,146
Dutch70,757
English1,794,999
Filipino52,844
French29,411
German296,387
Greek29,602
Hungarian12,139
Indian74,094
Irish564,334
Italian131,687
Korean21,863
Lebanese7,690
Macedonian2,547
Maltese18,117
Maori53,649
New Zealander67,829
Polish26,858
Russian14,223
Scottish486,648
Serbian7,209
South African26,699
Spanish22,728
Sri Lankan10,407
Turkish3,442
Vietnamese28,325
Welsh31,425
Other419,029
Ancestry not stated354,904
Total persons4,703,193
The table below gives the total number of people by Country of Birth:
Country of BirthPopulation
Afghanistan3,381
Australia3,343,819
Bangladesh2,763
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,187
Cambodia2,032
Canada10,805
Chile2,234
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)47,114
Croatia3,551
Egypt2,449
England180,775
Fiji12,614
France5,845
Germany20,387
Greece3,298
Hong Kong (SAR of China)10,755
India49,145
Indonesia7,321
Iran6,511
Iraq2,845
Ireland11,352
Italy12,995
Japan12,402
Korea, Republic of (South)18,327
Lebanon1,418
Malaysia14,848
Malta2,505
Mauritius1,550
Myanmar3,172
Nepal5,074
Netherlands14,067
New Zealand201,206
Northern Ireland4,218
Pakistan4,675
Papua New Guinea16,120
Philippines39,661
Poland5,030
Scotland21,879
Singapore6,716
South Africa40,131
South Eastern Europe2,768
Sri Lanka9,752
Taiwan15,592
Thailand9,978
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia953
Turkey1,493
United States of America17,053
Vietnam19,544
Wales5,647
Zimbabwe8,881
Born elsewhere109,857
Country of Birth Not stated343,501
Total4,703,193
The table below gives the arrival stats, incoming to Australia by Country of birth by year.
NationalBefore 19461946-19551956-19651966-19751976-19851986-19951996-20052006-20102011-2016Not StatedTotal
Canada25693371,2121,0471,3261,8841,7612,84829210,805
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)732685842947703,3327,89111,38920,2302,28447,114
Croatia3987891,27517438254478841203,551
Egypt023336628091251338323467932,449
Fiji24661965961,1993,3703,0762,0271,73931912,614
Germany284,3693,0892,4132,5141,5862,2521,8311,65564820,387
Greece456031,102684170128133622011673,298
Hong Kong (SAR of China)27671424431,0122,6782,0401,1902,71944110,755
India303413491,2877871,8775,48718,86218,5991,53149,145
Indonesia203044293935197551,7371,1211,8352197,321
Iran02317913005147411,4033,2821446,511
Iraq081447391295416061,363972,845
Ireland413225851,4909791,3861,4772,1962,58429811,352
Italy2603,1143,8201,8743863134714721,56173312,995
Japan589661502991,7433,6792,1493,24795912,402
Korea, Republic of (South)003422741,2003,6854,9587,0011,16618,327
Lebanon7429235725722216399131471,418
Malaysia38386751,4871,8652,1682,2442,2033,65447914,848
Malta2799669634414872532959802,505
Netherlands143,8963,4361,4551,4997151,15673473942214,067
New Zealand2075282,27110,67429,47134,42446,86934,99534,4187,351201,206
Pakistan01221581101747829792,4131344,675
Philippines910754213,7387,4645,8349,77011,0851,25239,661
Poland124573132471,3411,0345284524881475,030
Singapore22221807305847961,4379711,7342396,716
South Africa17594241,1462,7242,96212,79211,9977,38264140,131
Sri Lanka3782846955211,3701,3882,4372,7742039,752
Thailand03161144811,3441,9422,4663,1135019,978
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia0455307121157176506115953
Turkey0924287155229264198251781,493
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man71112,54527,97946,32621,94720,94528,71528,01820,6736,514214,366
United States of America122074892,0941,4061,9323,3022,7274,36550717,053
Vietnam49203685,1334,7382,1492,8053,59472519,544
Zimbabwe0161081629937993,0152,4961,1701198,881
Born elsewhere3022,9556,56116,43813,38021,50530,13128,42544,9927,032171,724
Total1,98831,86855,61996,27396,443124,030178,917182,282212,46435,9941,015,875


Literacy

Age of persons attending an educational institution

Age of personsMaleFemalePopulation
0-4 years25,83624,43950,275
5-14 years288,405273,953562,361
15-19 years100,458103,765204,221
20-24 years44,04654,84798,892
25 years and over60,980106,296167,275
Highest year of school completed
Highest year of school completedMaleFemalePopulation
Year 12 or equivalent909,9651,003,9481,913,912
Year 11 or equivalent150,294144,180294,474
Year 10 or equivalent424,400434,975859,375
Year 9 or equivalent95,74086,445182,184
Year 8 or below 89,81691,233181,049
Did not go to school8,9329,50118,433


Languages

English is the official language of Queensland, 3.8 million people speak english only, South east asian language speakers include 11,371 speak Filipino, 5,551 Indonesian, 16,999 Tagalog, 8,126 Thai, 8,126 Thai and 16,877 Japanese. European language speakers include 4,009 Croatian, 7,157 Dutch, 11,988 French, 16,488 German, 10,538 Greek, 21,006 Spanish, 20,009 Italian and 5,224 Polish. Indian language speakers include 5,520 Tamil, 3,683 Bengali, 18,163 Hindi, 17,991 Punjabi. Chinese language speakers include 24,900 Cantonese, 69,474 Mandarin.

LanguagePopulation
Speaks English only3,820,632
Speaks other language:
Afrikaans12,525
Arabic13,644
Australian Indigenous Languages 13,474
Chinese languages:
Cantonese24,900
Mandarin69,474
Other4,253
Total98,629
Croatian4,009
Dutch7,157
French11,988
German16,488
Greek10,538
Indo-Aryan languages:
Bengali3,683
Hindi18,163
Punjabi17,991
Sinhalese5,907
Urdu4,957
Other14,465
Italian20,009
Japanese16,877
Korean19,620
Macedonian1,264
Maltese1,357
Persian (excluding Dari)6,713
Polish5,224
Russian6,005
Samoan14,969
Serbian4,759
Southeast Asian Austronesian languages:
Filipino 11,371
Indonesian5,551
Tagalog16,999
Other3,926
Total37,844
Spanish21,006
Tamil5,520
Thai8,126
Turkish2,054
Vietnamese25,914
Other106,795
Total557,690
Language spoken at home not stated324,871
Total4,703,193


Queensland population by Age, 2,321,889 are Male, 2,381,308 are female.

Age groupsMaleFemalePopulation
Total persons2,321,8892,381,3084,703,193
Age groups:
0-4 years152,036144,432296,466
5-14 years316,486299,749616,236
15-19 years151,196145,089296,287
20-24 years159,280157,576316,860
25-34 years317,852328,837646,694
35-44 years307,148320,977628,124
45-54 years308,537323,168631,705
55-64 years270,282282,601552,886
65-74 years208,597214,009422,601
75-84 years98,704111,109209,818
85 years and over31,76753,75985,528
Age GroupMarriedSeparatedDivorcedWidowedNever marriedTotal
15-19 years828131107144295,080296,287
20-24 years16,3811,344489247298,402316,860
25-34 years244,84616,26713,876987370,718646,694
35-44 years369,71331,74148,7613,003174,901628,124
45-54 years380,78236,94194,0018,456111,535631,705
55-64 years348,40727,228101,15220,86055,228552,886
65-74 years272,22715,71369,26242,94822,455422,601
75-84 years116,4444,71322,08957,7788,785209,818
85 years and over26,2948784,64750,2403,46685,528
Total1,775,915134,954354,381184,6691,340,5773,790,497


Subdivisions of Queensland

Since 1970 Queensland's population growth has markedly exceeded the Australian average. primarily by interstate migration, stimulated by economy that has benefited from construction, mining, transport, tourism. City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region, Logan City and Redland City, as well as parts of Lockyer Valley Region, Scenic Rim Region and Somerset Region, which form a continuous metropolitan area.

Local Government AreaTypeNatural IncreaseNet Overseas MigrationArea Sq.km2020 Estimated Resident Population
AurukunShire1827424.01,370
BalonneShire281131103.74,321
BananaShire674228550.214,065
BarcaldineRegion-9353382.72,814
BarcooShire0161830.1263
Blackall-TamboRegion2130537.21,845
BouliaShire4060905.7416
BullooShire0173723.8324
BundabergRegion-763916431.096,364
BurdekinShire26715043.916,953
BurkeShire4139684.1354
CairnsRegion10861,1111689.3168,449
CarpentariaShire19364121.01,970
Cassowary CoastRegion131444687.829,964
Central Highlands (Qld)Region3426259834.828,727
Charters TowersRegion321768382.211,731
CherbourgShire5131.61,335
CloncurryShire22647971.33,004
CookShire176105718.84,595
CroydonShire5029497.9285
DiamantinaShire5094730.5286
DoomadgeeShire1731827.71,534
DouglasShire241002427.912,426
EtheridgeShire8039199.3794
Flinders (Qld)Shire14241199.91,512
Fraser CoastRegion-2742137104.6108 183
GladstoneRegion49923310484.363,861
Gold CoastCity30675,0731333.7635,191
GoondiwindiRegion582019258.110,817
GympieRegion43716884.052,935
HinchinbrookShire-41112807.210,645
Hope ValeShire1331111.71,140
IsaacRegion3014758707.920,987
KowanyamaShire512555.31,003
LivingstoneShire1547311757.938,617
Lockhart RiverShire433575.5810
LongreachRegion4840572.23,407
MackayRegion8732587613.3117,902
McKinlayShire7140736.8823
MapoonShire02537.1339
MaranoaRegion1171858705.312,688
MareebaShire1259553491.123,116
MorningtonShire1011247.71,231
Mount IsaCity2966943713.018,578
MurwehShire121040699.84,220
NapranumShire1952004.41,099
NoosaShire-70280869.956,587
North BurnettRegion25919669.810,656
Northern Peninsula AreaRegion5931052.13,224
Palm IslandShire10272.02,684
ParooShire13147612.91,554
PormpuraawShire714395.4856
QuilpieShire5067414.7774
RichmondShire7126580.7813
RockhamptonRegion4472306570.381,999
South BurnettRegion53388381.632,632
Southern DownsRegion44757107.835,407
Sunshine CoastRegion8171,5582253.9336,482
TablelandsRegion-367211292.925,667
ToowoombaRegion90160212957.2170,356
TorresShire508883.73,924
Torres Strait IslandRegion782490.05,178
TownsvilleCity13457023730.8196,800
WeipaTown87810.84,445
Western DownsRegion1976537936.634,579
WhitsundayRegion19227423818.935,927
WintonShire0153813.51,135
WoorabindaShire-92390.6995
Wujal WujalShire4111.8316
YarrabahShire332158.82,933
City of Brisbane2,596,970
IpswichMetropolitan City25277971093.9229,845
BrisbaneMetropolitan City781111,1311342.71,272,999
Moreton BayMetropolitan City25061,8822041.5479,639
LoganMetropolitan City35111,692958.1341,985
RedlandMetropolitan City439521537.2160,331
Lockyer ValleyMetropolitan City1902742269.042,267
Scenic RimMetropolitan City84954242.743,625
SomersetMetropolitan City60525373.426,279


Income Distribution

According to 2016 Australian Bureau stats, Weekly income for the people living in Victoria state are 97,722 people earn more than $3,000, 171,566 earn between $2,000 to $2,999, 841,717 people earn between $1,000 to $2,000, 928,630 people earn between $500 to $1000, 916,807 million people earn between $150 to $500 and 155,103 people earn between $1 to $149. Median age of persons is 37, Median mortgage repayment $1,733 per month, Median total personal income is $660 weekly, Median rent is $330 per week, Median total family income is $1,661 weekly, Average number of persons per bedroom is 0.8 people, Median total household income is $1,402 weekly, Average household size is 2.6.

Income WeeklyPopulation
$1-$149 155,103
$150-$299267,300
$300-$399328,755
$400-$499320,752
$500-$649301,624
$650-$799303,800
$800-$999 323,206
$1,000-$1,249 322,062
$1,250-$1,499216,133
$1,500-$1,749184,552
$1,750-$1,999118,970
$2,000-$2,999171,566
$3,000 or more97,722
Personal income not stated355,411
Negative/Nil income323,525
Total3,790,497


History

Early human habitation of Queensland indicates in this region, Aboriginal peoples have probably been in the area of Queensland for 50,000 years. By the time of British explorers expected population of 250,000 Aborigines inhabited in the Queensland area. Their main occupation is fishing and living along the coast where food was plentiful, or mountain people, occupying the central and western areas. It was therefore in 1849 before immigrant ships from Britain sailed directly to Brisbane, separation from New South Wales was achieved in 1859 and the new colony of Queensland was proclaimed. At that time the European population was only 23,520, by this time the gold sources at Canoona was already discovered at Ipswich in 1858 and coal was in 1827. By 1867 the population of the state had grown to around 100,000.


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