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Welcome to Brisbane LGA Community Profile

The Brisbane LGA Estimated Resident Population for 2015 is 1,162,186, with a population density of 8.76 persons per hectare.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland.

The Brisbane LGA Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

This site contains 2006 and earlier Census data only. 2011 Census data is not currently available for this area.


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Australia is urbanising and centralising its population at a significant rate with over 75 percent of growth concentrated in capital cities. Is this due to the concentration of jobs in the capitals, and/or focus of overseas migration to the cities?

Biggest, fastest, slowest – latest population growth and change in Australia


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This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.