The estimated resident population of Queensland is just over 4.5 million people. Queensland has an average annual growth rate of 2.5%, which makes it one of the fastest growing of all states and territories. At June 30 2010 the number of resident females was slightly greater than the number of males by approximately 2000.
The estimated population density of Queensland is 2.6 persons per square kilometre although the majority of the population (60%) is resident in the major cities on the east coast of the state.
Roughly 81% were Australian-born with the majority of overseas born residents from the United Kingdom or Europe, followed by other Oceania countries such as New Zealand and in smaller numbers from the rest of the world.
Queensland’s unemployment rate at June 30, 2010 was 5.7% an increase of 1.3% from the previous year. For those earning a wage or salary, almost 52% are males and 48% are females. More than 65% of the workforce are between the age of 25 and 55 years. Only 2% are 65 years or over.
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