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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.


Census migration data - the how and how not


Small area migration data provides an excellent indication of many demographic trends occurring in Australia such as the regeneration of suburbs. However, using Census migration data can be tricky due to the way it is collected and consolidated. How can we effectively use this rich pool of information while recognising its pitfalls?

Australian population grid - a new view of population density


In 2014, the ABS released a brand new view of Australian population density, enabling mapping which shows our population distribution in better detail than ever before. How does the Australian Population Grid improve our visual understanding of density?

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.