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.  

2,462,637

The official estimation of Brisbane’s population is 2,462,637 people as of the last Government Census. (Government Statistics

 

Other populated areas in Queensland

RankSignificant Urban AreasPopulation
1Brisbane2,408,223
2Gold Coast – Tweed Heads663,321
3Sunshine Coast325,399
4Townsville180,346
5Cairns151,925
6Toowoomba135,631
7Mackay80,427
8Rockhampton78,871
9Bundaberg70,578
10Hervey Bay53,492
11Gladstone – Tannum Sands44,984
12Maryborough27,347
13Gympie21,501
14Yeppoon18,764
15Mount Isa18,563
16Warwick15,328
17Emerald14,047
18Kingaroy10,484

Occupation

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

Religious affiliation

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.  

Brisbane

Brisbane city, Queensland

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. 

50.8%

1,153,351 Females

49.2%

1,117,452 Males

Median Age

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

35 Years old

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. 

$1,562 a week

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

$355 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
Victoria6,460,6752.2%
Queensland5,011,2161.7%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania528,2011.1%
Australian Capital Territory420,9602.2%
Northern Territory247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*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! 

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