Useful Facts Without Opinions: Brisbane population growth fastest of capitals
New data out from the ABS today continues the strong run of news on Brisbane population growth, with our city adding 1.9% to our resident numbers over last financial year. That was almost 47,000 new Brisbanites, pipping Perth’s 1.8% increase and Melbourne’s 1.6%.
Our biggest source of growth was natural increase (more births than deaths), but also keep in mind this rise in population was to the middle of 2020, before much of the COVID-fatigue southerners would experience.
Here’s some other interesting stats in today’s release:
- the ‘centre of population’ of Brisbane is in Highgate Hill. This dot on the map moved just 40m toward the south-west over the year.
- our city’s most densely populated suburb is still Kangaroo Point (with 7,700 people per square kilometre). The Valley has 7,600 and West End is third with 7,100 residents/km2.
- Pimpama on the Gold Coast had the nation’s highest population growth rate with a 14% leap