Queensland after Covid

Forecasting population change in the Sunshine State

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For many years we've had organisations requesting detailed population forecasts for South East Queensland. This month, we are delighted to share with you our new forecasts for the Sunshine State.

1.7 million people are forecast to join the state by 2041. Where will they live? How will they change the state's demographic makeup? Which coast is growing the fastest? What about Ipswich and Logan? And should we be planning for growth in the state's other regional centres? 

Each of these places will play a unique role in the state's growth over the next 20 years. Join our forecasting team as we share our insights to the future of these places, to help you better plan housing, education, and other services for these communities.



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John O'Leary

John O'Leary

Population forecaster

John has devoted his career to demography and economics for the Commonwealth Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Victorian State planning agencies. At .id, John leads our work developing the micro-geography forecasting model as a part of our Location Decisions team.


Johnny Barnard

Population Forecaster

Johnny is a population forecaster and spatial consultant with an extraordinary knowledge of places across Australia. He has been analysing Australia’s urban changes since the late 1980s. This knowledge is now being used to inform .id’s view on population change in the post-Covid world.