Brisbane Population 2022 Statistics 

Brisbane is Queensland’s capital city and has a population of 2.4 million. It is ranked three 3rd the largest city in Australia, just behind Sydney and Melbourne.

The people of Brisbane are 19% of the nation’s population. Brisbane is among the most ancient cities in Australia that was founded on the homesteads and homelands belonging to the native Turrbal and Jagera people.

The area of Brisbane is 15,826 square kilometers.

Based on our findings, Brisbane’s population will increase to 2.774 million on 30 June 2022. We calculate the end of June every year due to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) always following the Australian fiscal year whenever they have we push the figures.

This calculation is based upon the average growth rate of 3.13 percent over the last ten years, starting in 2011.

We believe that using the latest year’s figures (see our table in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise.

The population growth of Brisbane

If we look back at the last ten years of population growth in Brisbane, the growth rate has been steady and robust, ranging from 1.32 percent to 6.67 percent, adding between 140,000 to 30,000 people per year to the total population.

The main reasons for the increase in population are the fertility rate and interstate movement. Overseas migration is also an essential role in Brisbane’s growth.

Brisbane’s sunny and living conditions also attract people from overseas and interstate.

YearPopulationGrowth rate
20111.98 millionn/a
20122.10 million6%
20132.24 million6.67%
20142.27 million1.34%
20152.30 million1.32%
20162.38 million3.48%
20172.42 million1.68%
20182.48 million2.48%
20192.56 million3.31%
20202.62 million2.34%
20212.69 million2.67%

Demography of Brisbane

According to the census, the most famous six countries of birth for those living in Brisbane include Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, India, and the Philippines.

The top five ancestral ancestries of residents of Brisbane include English, Australian, Irish, Scottish, and German.

The top five languages (other than English) spoken in Brisbane include Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, and German.

Within Brisbane, 47.1% of people are married. 36.6 percent have never been married, 8.5 percent are divorced, and 3.1 percent are separated. Seventy-three thousand eight hundred thirty-four widows reside in Brisbane.

The population density of Brisbane

The population density in Queensland is approximately 145 people for every square kilometer.

This is the at six the most urbanized town in Australia. According to world standards, Brisbane’s population density isn’t a populated city.

PositionCityPopulation Density

Occupations and Industries

According to the census, the primary occupations of residents of Brisbane are 22.7 percent of professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative employees, 13.4% Technicians & trades workers, 11.5% managers, 9.6% Community & personal service employees, 9.5 sales workers, 9.0% Labourers, 6.2 machinery operators, and chauffeurs, 1.8% Occupation inadequately defined/not stated.

The most important industries that people from Brisbane work in include 12.5 percent Social and health care, 10.1% Retail trade, 9.2% Manufacturing, 8.5% professional technical, scientific and academic Services, 8.2% Construction, 8.1 Education and training, 7.5% Public administration and security, 6.0% Accommodation and food services 5.7 percent Transport Postal and warehousing, 5.7% Transport.

Facts About Brisbane

  1. On Australia’s eastern coast, it is the nearest capital to Asia.
  2. In a survey by Lonely Planet, Brisbane was named the world’s most happy city.
  3. Brisbane is almost five times as big as Japan and seven times bigger than Great Britain, and 2.5 times the size of Texas.
  4. Brisbane is among the “World’s most livable cities.”
  5. Brisbane has more sunshine days each calendar year than other Australian capital cities.
  6. South Bank was once a coal port and later the Expo 1988. It is now the most visited urban park. It is also is home to a lagoon on the beach that is the size of 5 Olympic pools.
  7. Two cathedrals of great beauty (St Stephen’s and St John’s) took over 100 years to finish.
  8. The Story Bridge is the Jacques Cartier Bridge twin in Montreal, Canada!


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