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POPULATION

THE POPULATION IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

The Central Queensland region encompassing the six member Councils of CQROC has an overall population of approximately 230,000. It is estimated the population will grow to approximately 360,000 by June 2036, which is an increase of 2% per year over 25 years for the combined area.

Source: Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, Queensland Treasury, Queensland Regional Profiles: Resident Profile for CQROC region.

For a full outline of CQROC’s resident profile please download here or see below.

Projected population, by series, by statistical area level 4, Queensland, 2011 to 2036

2011 (b)

2021

2031

2036

Greater Brisbane GCCSA

2,147,436

2,650,449

3,176,055

3,441,127

Cairns

232,781

276,091

322,797

346,269

Darling Downs – Maranoa

125,260

136,682

148,714

154,980

Fitzroy

217,123

273,590

330,037

359,256

Gold Coast

528,766

673,496

836,738

922,267

Mackay

171,564

214,754

260,074

284,281

Queensland – Outback

86,631

92,549

97,506

99,976

Sunshine Coast

318,279

396,490

485,626

531,697

Toowoomba

144,258

165,140

194,306

209,109

Townsville

224,678

275,455

331,803

361,098

Wide Bay

280,002

322,387

364,565

385,119

Queensland

4,476,778

5,477,082

6,548,220

7,095,177

(a) Boundaries are based on the 2011 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

(b) Estimated resident population (ERP).

Source: Queensland Government population projections, 2013 edition; Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012 (Cat no. 3218.0).

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