Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the third Major City in Australia, ranking in size after Sydney and Melbourne.

2011 Census Population:

Australian Bureau of Statistics for Brisbane

  • 2,065,996 Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Area)
  • 1,079,400 Brisbane LGA (Local Government Area)

Overseas born Population by country of Birth

        109,583  United Kingdom
          99,285  New Zealand
          22,115  India
          20,972  Mainland China
          19,587  South Africa
          15,941  Philippines
          14,107  Vietnam
            9,492  Germany
            9,301  Malaysia
            8,568  Fiji
            8,304  United States
            8,210  South Korea


The population break down between the different areas of Greater Brisbane are approximately:

4.8% Inner Brisbane
9.5% Northwest Inner Brisbane
17.0% Northwest Outer Brisbane
8.2% Southeast Inner Brisbane
12.8% Southeast Outer Brisbane
7.6% Caboolture
8.3% Ipswich City
13.8% Logan City
8.3% Pine Rivers
2.8% Redcliffe
6.9% Redland City


Many people would exclude the last six areas from those areas in Greater Brisbane when referring to Brisbane.  This would mean that only about 52.3% of the Greater Brisbane population actually live in Brisbane.

The average age of Brisbane’s population is thirty-three years and 21% of the total population is under the age of fifteen.

Less than one hour’s drive to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches and easy access to lush forests and National Parks.

Queensland Weather differences

A few of the official weather station results, showing the numbers of days, (monthly, averaged over 10+ years) with temperatures over 30C, 35C and 40C

  • Brisbane Aero
    • – Average 28.8 Days over 30C, 1.2 Days over 35C, 0.1 Days over 40C
  • Rainbow Beach
    • – Average 24.7 Days over 30C, 1.0 Days over 35C, 0.0 Days over 40C
  • Redlands
    • – Average 17.6 Days over 30C, 0.3 Days over 35C, 0.0 Days over 40C
    • – Highest Summer temperature 38.2 C on 24th February 2008 (1965-2008)
    • – Lowest Winter temperature 0.0C on 10th July 1972 (1965-2008)
  • Ipswich
    • – Average 86 Days over 30C, 14.1 Days over 35C, 0.8 Days over 40C

The age breakdown for the Brisbane population in 2006 was:

  • 15% aged 60 and over
  • 26% aged 40 to 59
  • 29% aged 20 to 39
  • 20% aged 5 to 19
  • 6% aged 0 to 4

I don’t know why these official figures only add up to 96% of the total though ?

Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport to Brisbane Hotels, Shuttle Bus Service

Coachtrans Australia meets all Domestic and International flights at Brisbane Airport.

They offer a door to door shuttle bus service to all the major Brisbane Hotels, with air-conditioned coaches operating 7 days a week, one way or return.

The 2009 Adult one way price per person is $14 for the To/From Brisbane Accom & Transit Centre service.

Brisbane Airport to Sunshine Coast Hotels, Shuttle Bus Service

Sun-air Bus Service operate hourly bus shuttle transfers between Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast.

The service runs between 5am and 9pm and delivers passengers between Brisbane Airport and Hotels or private addresses on the Sunshine Coast.

The standard one way fare in 2009 is $48 per person

Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City Transport Services

Brisbanes Air Train service offers the quickest way to get to the City from the Airport. 20 minutes from the Airport to the heart of Brisbane, with trains departing every 15 minutes during peak times.

2009 Fares are quoted at $14.00 for a one way adult ticket.

Car Hire Companies based at Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Taxis
Brisbane Public Transport

There have been marked improvements in the Brisbane public Bus transport system since 2004, most noteably in the air conditioning aspect


Numbers of Buses with Air Conditioning has increased from 37% to 86%

Average age of Buses was 10.7 years, but is now 8.15 years

In 2004 there were 48 million bus passengers, and this has now increased to 71 million

 There has been an increase in the number of buses from 736 to 1002

Brisbane Flood Maps

Brisbane City Council has developed the Flood Flag Map to provide residents with information on flooding.

The Flood Flag Map shows the possibility of flooding from creeks, rivers, storm tide and overland flow.

More details at:


Brisbane City Local Government Area (LGA) has a total area of 1,340.3 km2, or 8.5 per cent of the total area of Greater Brisbane Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA).

Brisbane City LGA has an average daily temperature range of 14.9 oC to 24.9 oC and on average it receives 1,165 mm of rainfall each year.


  • As at 30 June 2012, the estimated resident population of the region was 1,110,473 persons, compared with 2,192,065 persons in Greater Brisbane Greater Capital City Statistical Area.
  • As at 30 June 2012, 17.5 per cent of persons in the region were aged 0 to 14 years, 70.9 per cent were aged 15 to 64 years and 11.6 per cent were aged 65 years and over.
  • As at 30 June 2012, the median age for the region was 34.6 years, a decrease of 0.2 year over the five year period from 30 June 2007 to 30 June 2012.
  • In 2011, the number of registered births to mothers with a usual residence in the region was 14,755. During the same period, the number of deaths registered of persons with a usual residence in the region was 6,017. As a result, the natural increase for the region was 8,738 persons.
  • At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 14,630 persons who stated they were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, representing 1.4 per cent of the total population.
  • At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 295,207 persons who stated they were born overseas (28.3 per cent of the total population) and 694,258 persons who stated they were Australian-born (66.6 per cent of the total population).
  • At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 380,774 occupied private dwellings. Of these private dwellings, 269,880 were separate houses, 36,975 were semi-detached and 71,595 were apartments.
  • At the time of the 2011 Census, 27.7 per cent of the occupied private dwellings in the region were fully owned, 33.8 per cent were being purchased and 35.7 per cent were being rented.


The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years and over (based on a smoothed series) in the region in June quarter 2013 was 37,161. This represented an unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent.


As at 30 June 2012, the estimated resident population of Brisbane City Local Government Area (LGA) was 1,110,473 persons, compared with 2,192,065 persons in Greater Brisbane Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA). The population of Brisbane City LGA increased by 20,594 persons between 30 June 2011 and 2012, which was a population growth rate of 1.9 per cent, compared with 2.1 per cent increase for Greater Brisbane GCCSA.


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