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Brisbane LGA

Population and dwellings

1,162,186

ABS Estimated Resident Population 2015*

The Census usual resident population of Brisbane LGA in 2006 was 956,131, living in 400,871 dwellings with an average household size of 2.51.

There are a number of different ways of measuring the population of an area, all of which give an insight into the size of the place and its rate of growth over different time periods. The Census counts people where they are on the night of the Census (enumerated population) and also by where they usually live (usual residence). Both these populations are useful and form the basis for a range of characteristics collected in the Census.

However, the most accurate count of the total population is Estimated Resident Population, which factors in an estimate of those missed in the Census and those who were overseas on Census night. It is usually higher than either Census count, and is also updated annually after the Census, providing preliminary estimates for up to 5 years.

This page provides the three population counts for Brisbane LGA at the last Census, with comparisons to previous Census years for the Census counts only. The current estimate for Brisbane LGA at the most recent year available is shown at the top of the page. This figure is a preliminary estimate only and is subject to review after the next Census data are released. Please use with caution.

Also included are a range of sub-population groups and key statistics from the Census (usual resident) population, such as citizens, employed persons and Indigenous population.

These figures all provide the context for the size of the population and growth rate within Brisbane LGA and should be looked at in conjunction with other basic demographic information, such as Age Structure, Dwelling Type and Household Size.

The data on this page are sourced from a variety of different tables and designed to give a range of population and dwelling numbers for the area.

Population
Brisbane LGA - Total persons20062001Change
PopulationNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Estimated Resident Population987,831------------
Usual Resident Population956,131----870,671----+85,460
Enumerated Population960,570----873,780----+86,790

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Selected sub-population categories
Brisbane LGA - Total people (Usual residence)20062001Change
Population groupNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Population over 15783,15181.979.6711,31881.778.8+71,833
Employed population488,61196.095.6423,27893.092.4+65,333
Males467,34248.949.2424,10448.749.1+43,238
Females488,78951.150.8446,56751.350.9+42,222
Australian citizens806,37984.385.5764,51987.888.6+41,860
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)623,81765.263.9592,78468.165.6+31,033
Overseas visitors (enumerated)17,679----14,669----+3,010
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population12,9381.41.811,7951.41.7+1,143

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006 (Usual residence). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
DwellingsNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Total dwellings400,871100.0100.0365,370100.0100.0+35,501
Occupied private dwellings374,77393.593.4340,66793.293.3+34,106
Population in non-private dwellings37,988----35,915----+2,073
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.51--2.632.50--2.64+0.01

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

*Note that this is an experimental estimate based on ERP at the SA1 level. It is subject to review after the next Census data release and may not match .id's population forecasts.

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