Data & Statistics

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Want to know more about the Noosa local economy and community?

Noosa Council subscribes to the .id suite of data which provides free access to information from a  range of official sources about our region, including social profile, housing monitor and economic profile. logo

The Noosa Shire Council area Economic Profile provides economic analysis for the Noosa Shire Council area by combining 11 different datasets to build a story of a local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas. Each data source is maintained with the latest series so you can be sure you are using the most up to date information. industry structure and industry sector profiles use a National Accounts regional econometric model developed by National Economics. logo

The Noosa Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region, based on the Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures. This profile provides information about the people of Noosa including age, ethnicity, education, employment income types of households and much more. 


Long term health conditions 

For the first time, the 2021 Census collected information about the health of Australians by asking a simple question – “Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?”. The long-term health conditions dataset improves planning, resource allocation, and program delivery to improve health outcomes of the community. Learn about long-term health condition in Noosa Shire from the 2021 Census, and how Council is responding through its Living Well Noosa program.

Read about the Noosa Census Health Insights 

Interest Rates

Noosa's local economy has some unique characteristics that might influence how interest rates impact it.

This analysis examines the impact rising interest rates have on Noosa's community and economy, and how Noosa can respond to economic challenges and opportunities. 

Read here  


How have migration patterns changed in Noosa?

Migration by location statistics are available by local government area, which can tell us a bit about where new Noosa migrants are coming from within Australia and where Noosa residents are migrating to, within Australia.   

Overall, Noosa Shire remains a destination for families, mature adults, early retirees and empty nesters and retirees. Noosa Shire is widely known as an attractive destination. It brings in new residents not just from within Queensland’s larger LGAs, but also from within inner Melbourne and Sydney and some outer capital city LGAs, such as Northern Beaches in New South Wales and Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, where older residents tend to come from. As with most regional areas, young adults tend to leave once they reach the age of 18-24 years in search of education or employment elsewhere. As Noosa Shire is close to some large population centres such as Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and further south – Greater Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the pull factors for young adults are strong in Noosa Shire.

Read more about Noosa recent migration trends here





population    businesses   health care infographic

Source: id economy. Largest industry measured by Industry Value Add

Other Data and Statistics

The Queensland Government Statisticians Office provides a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating to Queensland -  including Regional Profile Reports that can be quickly and easily generated.  Regional Profile

Additional statistical data and information can be sourced via the Australian Bureau of Statistics