Competing for growth
Where will the next million South East Queenslanders live?
Are you planning infrastructure or services in South East Queensland? This eBook and the accompanying population forecast dataset can help you understand in detail when and where population growth is forecast to occur.
Queensland's population is forecast to grow by more than one million people over the next 20 years. Most of that growth will be in the South East corner of the state.
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New research into population and housing in South East Queensland
- What drives growth in the different regions of South East Queensland?
- What do changing patterns in inter-state migration mean for each?
- Which areas have seen the most growth in recent years?
- When and where is growth forecast to happen in the next 20 years?
- What capacity do different areas have for growth?
- How do our population forecasts compare with those from the State Government?
The most up-to-date population forecasts for Queensland
We share both our analysis and forecast data from our population forecasting team, including post-pandemic population forecasts for Queensland and an interactive map showing how much growth we've forecast for each suburb over the next 20 years.
Understand what drives population growth in South East Queensland
This eBook shares both data and analysis from our population forecasting team, including post-pandemic population forecasts and an interactive map showing the suburbs where we've forecast growth over the next 20 years.
See how we compare with the Queensland government's population projections
The most recent Queensland State Government population projections were last published in 2018, prior to a pandemic that has caused the most significant demographic in Australia since World War 1.
We share our independent, post-pandemic population forecasts for South East Queensland, and explain where our assumptions are simliar and how and why they're different to the Queensland State Government's most recent projections.
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