Population of Brisbane, Australia 2019 (QLD)
"Give me Brisbane any day"
The population of Brisbane in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population of over 2 million people in the greater Brisbane area. However, urban centres and islands around Brisbane increase these figures. In 2018 Business insider ranked Brisbane the 22nd most liveable city in the world. Included in the list are Melbourne (2nd), Sydney (5th) and Adelaide (10th). The reason for the ranking is because of the high quality of life Australian residence have.
Other populated areas in Queensland
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Gold Coast – Tweed Heads||663,321|
|11||Gladstone – Tannum Sands||44,984|
The Population of Brisbane has a variety of occupations, but a large chunk of the population are “Professionals” at 22.9%. The next highest occupation is “Clerical and Administrative Workers” at 14.8% which is higher than the Australian average of 13.6%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No Religion” at 30.6%, followed by “Catholic” at 21.5% of Brisbane’s population. Overall, this data shows that Brisbane is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on types of religion in Australia.
Demographic - Male & Female
The Brisbane population is split by 50.8% female and 49.2% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Brisbane’s population median age is 35 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 7.6% of the Greater Brisbane population (172,568 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The population of Brisbane has an average weekly household income of $1,562. However, the average personal income was $703 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The population of Brisbane pays on average $355 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.7 in Brisbane. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New south Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
Facts about Brisbane
- Brisbane is known to Aboriginal population as Meanjin, which translates to “Place shaped like a spike”
- Brisbane became the busiest submarine port in the world in World War 2, as it was the closest port to action after the bombing of peal harbour.
- The city of Brisbane town hall is the largest in all of Australia
- Brisbane is known for its sunshine and receives approximately 283 days of sunshine a year!