Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Brisbane region

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Brisbane Region

Area and population

Area 1,326 km2
Total population 1,103,613
Population (18 and over) 874,113
Population (under 18) 229,500


  1. Estimated resident population (ERP) is the official measure of the population of Queensland and Australia. The data are based on the concept of usual residence and refers to all people who usually live in Australia, with the exception of foreign diplomatic personnel and their families. It includes usual residents who are overseas for less than 12 months and excludes overseas visitors who are in Australia for less than 12 months.
  2. Following the 2011 Census the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) rebased and revised its final total resident population estimates for all areas of geography across Australia. At the same time, the 2011 Census recorded a marked increase in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons reported in the population. These changes have impacted on the size of both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and the non-Indigenous estimated resident populations within Queensland and its regions.
  3. As a result, the estimated resident population (ERP) tables have been revised for all reference periods using these rebased population estimates sourced from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO). The size, structure and components of these estimates supersede those previously published by the ABS (2006 Census based).

Regional data

Regional breakdowns of data are available in excel table format under each topic area via the main Our Performance site.

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* Service centres on map last updated November 2010

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