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Biogeographic subregion 2001 wetland system extents

Definition of biogeographic subregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2001 wetland system extent by biogeographic subregion metadata
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Biogeographic subregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 173,140,542 274,692 1,147,335 3,946 514,466 35,646 2,835,361 78,576 2,441,712 7,331,734
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 382 19,289 109 42,223 424 25,544 87,972
Anakie Inlier 382,284 556 82 104 9 3,317 4,067
Arcadia 715,288 1,819 2,969 600 2,688 223 5,543 13,841
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 419 1,451 22 444 34,807 726 54,453 92,323
Atherton 177,037 1,721 147 4 366 183 813 3,234
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 3,987 3 125 76 14,714 18,905
Barakula 1,301,712 469 1,009 558 647 61 5,675 8,420
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 125 82 17,483 151 29,538 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,019 319 247 14 11,363 28,962
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 6 1,220 769 4,940 6,935
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 2,370 101 6 < 1 771 915 4,164
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 3,255 1,688 5,520 570 23,544 34,576
Beucazon Hills 95,821 124 67 101 3,658 3,950
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,010 2,898 57 264 302 585 28,094 35,209
Boomer Range 220,541 142 19 10 16 1,505 1,692
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,044 8 297 14 11,103 25,467
Broken River 3,309,590 5,373 874 631 5,929 136 130,756 143,698
Buckland Basalts 281,306 1 2 116 1,048 1,166
Bulloo 619,042 10 18,731 110,365 3 5,496 134,604
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,211 39 22,968 44 24,331 30 2,632 50,044
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 6,196 17,747 20 13 1,374 27,109 611 10,708 63,779
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 7,064 32,343 8 2,051 4,101 148 14,451 60,168
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 9,962 205 4 194 2,060 139 6,858 19,423
Byfield 128,140 17 163 2,729 < 1 3,445 6,353
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,221 25 2 676 56 2,017 3,996
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 513 696 165 4,657 401 36,945 43,377
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,115 11 69 382 10 17,030 40,616
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 92 26,488 2 785 816 28,182
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 131 755 208 685 33 6,118 7,930
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,648 1,380 5,086 61 23,789 32,963
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 139 12 70,658 466 53,300 124,574
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 1,630 71 < 1 87 6 5,116 6,910
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 722 90 309 544 9 10,060 11,734
Coastal Plains 288,595 62,138 23,029 350 85,517
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 138 14,366 12 4 6,311 28,607 49,438
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 978
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 49 76,962 4 995,508 35 70,352 1,142,909
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 25,706 9 107 1,932 453 7,803 36,010
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 14 18,296 4 52,542 529 599 71,984
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 56 5,363 12 10 2,664 1 3,147 11,253
Dawson River Downs 982,807 3,704 145 607 2,850 916 5,749 13,970
Debella 81,531 3,735 4,016 < 1 230 50 1,997 10,028
Dieri 259,083 1 5,384 2,772 1,123 9,280
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 1,861 9,239 302 815 21,107 162 55,855 89,341
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 54 534 18 22,769 6 18,634 42,015
Dulacca Downs 162,442 348 157 10 17 104 636
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 9,912 66 377 1,885 463 6,270 18,972
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 418 405 178 13,166 146 403 14,716
Flinders 435,263 208 38 177 7 6,482 6,911
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 556 357 340 38 23,862 25,153
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 4 21,571 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 194 782 15 2,357 120 12,109 15,577
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 222 6,545 152 17,844 41 205,849 230,654
Great Sandy 362,412 80 10,644 3,069 9 39,228 12 1,291 54,333
Gympie Block 859,024 2,212 151 43 1,212 131 22,706 26,456
Herbert 222,189 594 14,609 2 16 7,159 749 10,517 33,645
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 847 2,668 165 3,066 386 19,622 26,754
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 1,834 3,812 460 3 31,411 37,519
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 241 149 45 14,549 199 49,577 64,761
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 3,193 208 1 535 42 3,431 7,409
Innisfail 195,917 2,000 9,291 181 11 12,457 36 3,261 27,237
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 8,858 316 1,989 8,682 1,405 43,984 65,234
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 4 40,650 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,869
Jericho 1,486,926 388 104 2,476 42 11,393 14,402
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 44 483,178 1,230 17 25,865 67 6,768 517,169
Kidston 2,929,528 1,306 264 481 3,461 9 67,711 73,231
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 1,474 682 < 1 465 1,598 4,220
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 391 173 747 64 35,988 37,363
Lake Pure 984,908 4 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,555
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 100 51 7,848 7,243 15,242
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 49 9,080 124 16 35,356 14 18,907 63,546
Macalister 112,730 429 24 364 39 1,646 2,501
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 8,585 197 621 3,089 827 9,074 22,392
Manifold 79,681 13 8,514 7 7,078 858 4,368 20,839
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 9,365 125,581 978 593 537 9,248 37,403 17,787 201,492
McArthur 589,190 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 338 7,905 1,619 64 102,007 273 233,591 345,798
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 3,270 0 136 364 176 1,603 5,550
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 2,081 44 814 229 1,494 4,662
Moreton Basin 784,969 4,655 81 8 557 3,788 505 12,330 21,925
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 4,994 1,804 73 108,553 115,424
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 3,826 96 131 1,560 722 250 7,275 13,860
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 4,063 71 2 11,846 15,982
Narrandool 16,500 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 64 2,066 74 66,990 1,755 592 71,541
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 132 10 170 33 9,431 9,776
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 102 949 2 11,008 15,841 27,902
North Eastern Plains 660,369 229 516 55 1,220 397 11,442 13,859
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 3,279 399 1,152 1,056 71 27,285 33,242
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 39 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,510
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 139 22 97 3,865 4,123
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 378 900 155 4,819 123 12,769 19,143
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 3,266 38,982 72 13 81 15,590 3,305 9,849 71,158
Scenic Rim 228,692 682 < 1 13 < 1 2,613 3,309
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,320 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,761 145 309 28 3,070 5,313
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 539 36 260 960 110 9,383 11,288
Southern Downs 4,264,666 2,636 73 1,197 3,280 606 29,126 36,917
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,903 952 1,707 74 34,546 39,182
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 517 715 75 11,690 32 44,271 57,300
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 507 33 775 22,216 23,531
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 576 8 219 4 3,660 4,467
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 184 19,403 1,686 11 11,310 43 8,466 41,102
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 66 39,695 25 2,775 9 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 249 200,857 288 127,551 125 50,858 379,928
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 4,720 22,133 273 523 747 32,194 1,374 5,810 67,774
Tara Downs 511,339 1,015 190 759 83 394 2,441
Taroom Downs 652,005 733 430 332 2,187 178 7,312 11,172
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 8 167 175
Thorntonia 779,074 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,425 4,118 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 768,022 8,513 63,114 2,324 124 1,839 6,346 13,065 35,526 130,851
Tully 138,876 539 20,064 10 10 9,516 112 1,830 32,081
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 304 1,128 184 52,201 475 27,404 81,695
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 179 43 233 270 971 1,696
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 30 70 1 7,621 84 1,103 8,910
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 6,580 10 246 1,769 1,441 4,695 14,741
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 496 1,159 120 30,501 213 6,445 38,933
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 773 70,066 141 59,081 248 12,291 142,601
Wellesley Islands 127,711 45 19,907 1,324 4 21,279
Weribone High 966,510 4,638 338 598 275 7,601 13,450
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 5,738 361 5,217 1,303 1,306 13,925
West Bulloo 2,852,104 411 100 52 14,110 291 18,735 33,701
West Warrego 4,220,623 178 675 100 14,198 177 28,145 43,472
Whitsunday 91,153 51 3,070 2 16 47 97 3,284
Woodenbong 2,846 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 533 206 158 179 12,072 92 85,157 98,397
Woorabinda 749,785 188 218 3,847 247 6,332 10,831
Wyarra Hills 397,935 191 135 303 37 5,915 6,581

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of biogeographic subregions.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Biogeographic subregion 2001 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2001/biogeographic-subregion.html

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