3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Population change

Greater Brisbane increased by 52,600 people (2.1%), the rest of the state increased by 32,500 (1.3%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Pimpama (up by 3,300 people) on the Gold Coast
    • Jimboomba (2,500) on Brisbane's southern outskirts
    • Springfield Lakes (2,400), a suburb of Ipswich

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Ripley (27%), a suburb of Ipswich
    • Pimpama (20%)
    • Eagle Farm - Pinkenba (19%) on the northern banks of the Brisbane River

Components of population change
    • Jimboomba had the largest natural increase (490 people).
    • Pimpama had the largest net internal migration gain (2,800 people).
    • Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast had the largest net overseas migration gain (900 people).

Centre of population

The centre for Queensland:
    • was in the rural suburb of Booubyjan at June 2019, 95 kilometres south-west of Maryborough
    • moved 2.4 kilometres south-east over 2018-19, reflecting strong population growth in South East Queensland

The centre for Brisbane:
    • was in the suburb of Highgate Hill at June 2019, to the south-west of Brisbane's central business district
    • moved 50 metres south-west over 2018-19, indicating higher growth in Ipswich in Brisbane's south-west

Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were all inner Brisbane suburbs:
    • Kangaroo Point (7,400 people per sq km)
    • Fortitude Valley (7,100)
    • New Farm (6,700)