3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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QUEENSLAND

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Brisbane increased by 50,100 (2.1%), while the number living outside the capital city increased by 33,500 people (1.3%).
  • Greater Brisbane's growth rate remained unchanged from 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of Pimpama, on the Gold Coast (up by 3,700 people), followed by Jimboomba (2,500) on the southern outskirts of Greater Brisbane, and North Lakes - Mango Hill (2,400) in the Moreton Bay region, north of Brisbane.

Fastest growth areas: Pimpama (29%) followed by the Ipswich suburb of Ripley (18%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Queensland

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA4
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

PimpamaGold Coast
16 134
3 674
29.5
JimboombaLogan - Beaudesert
31 156
2 489
8.7
North Lakes - Mango HillMoreton Bay - South
35 844
2 392
7.2
Springfield LakesIpswich
19 143
1 701
9.8
Caloundra - WestSunshine Coast
23 781
1 654
7.5
Murrumba Downs - GriffinMoreton Bay - South
21 121
1 628
8.4
CoomeraGold Coast
16 611
1 498
9.9
Upper Coomera - Willow ValeGold Coast
34 892
1 376
4.1
Newstead - Bowen HillsBrisbane Inner City
13 938
1 359
10.8
Redbank PlainsIpswich
22 124
1 184
5.7

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

PimpamaGold Coast
16 134
3 674
29.5
RipleyIpswich
6 411
961
17.6
Newstead - Bowen HillsBrisbane Inner City
13 938
1 359
10.8
Peregian SpringsSunshine Coast
9 159
879
10.6
CoomeraGold Coast
16 611
1 498
9.9
Springfield LakesIpswich
19 143
1 701
9.8
South BrisbaneBrisbane Inner City
9 301
793
9.3
Rochedale - BurbankBrisbane - South
7 899
644
8.9
JimboombaLogan - Beaudesert
31 156
2 489
8.7
Murrumba Downs - GriffinMoreton Bay - South
21 121
1 628
8.4

(a) Excludes SA2s with less than 1,000 people at June 2017.

POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Queensland - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Queensland, 2017-18