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Welcome to Brisbane LGA Community Profile

The Brisbane LGA Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 1,131,191, with a population density of 8.53 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.





ABS ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (1,326 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare

Profile areas
Brisbane LGA

Communities of interest modules now available


Have you ever wondered whether preschoolers in your local government area live in wealthier or poorer households than average? Or whether more elderly people in your LGA are downsizing and living smaller dwellings? Or if your youth are accessing employment more or less easily over time? Now you can find out with a new series of add-on modules for Learn more about the new communities of interest modules and register your interest.

Who works the most, men or women?


Controversial! This is one of the Census topics that generates a lot of interest. It’s a bit of a minefield, but we attempt to look at not just domestic work, but which gender does the most work overall, to see if we can answer this age old question. The results are surprising….

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.