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Biogeographic subregion 2005 wetland system extents

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based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2005 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 173,140,542 290,960 1,147,049 3,887 514,465 36,982 2,833,149 79,306 2,437,265 7,343,064
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 388 19,289 109 42,205 424 25,479 87,895
Anakie Inlier 382,284 567 82 104 9 3,301 4,063
Arcadia 715,288 1,893 2,969 602 2,653 258 5,543 13,917
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 792 1,451 22 444 34,769 726 54,453 92,658
Atherton 177,037 1,726 147 4 365 183 813 3,238
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,019 3 125 76 14,687 18,909
Barakula 1,301,712 542 1,009 558 646 61 5,636 8,451
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 165 82 17,483 151 29,498 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,282 319 231 14 11,339 29,185
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 4,307 1,688 5,510 580 23,449 35,534
Beucazon Hills 95,821 124 67 101 3,658 3,950
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,238 2,897 57 259 292 585 28,093 35,420
Boomer Range 220,541 148 19 10 16 1,503 1,697
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,095 8 297 14 11,088 25,502
Broken River 3,309,590 5,484 874 628 5,929 136 130,734 143,784
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 55 22,968 44 24,320 30 2,629 50,045
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 6,394 17,708 17 13 1,394 26,916 636 10,693 63,771
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 8,748 32,335 8 2,061 4,096 148 13,815 61,212
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 9,999 205 4 192 2,052 139 6,840 19,431
Byfield 128,140 17 163 2,711 < 1 3,443 6,334
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,270 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,045
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 581 696 165 4,657 401 36,887 43,388
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,147 11 69 382 10 17,028 40,646
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 92 26,488 2 785 816 28,182
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 147 755 208 685 33 6,106 7,933
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,829 1,370 5,086 61 23,736 33,082
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 156 12 70,656 466 53,294 124,584
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 1,658 71 < 1 87 6 5,102 6,924
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 778 90 321 544 26 9,821 11,580
Coastal Plains 288,595 62,138 23,029 350 85,517
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 181 14,366 12 4 6,311 28,634 49,508
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 978
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 66 76,962 5 995,499 35 70,352 1,142,919
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 25,706 9 107 1,932 453 7,803 36,010
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 35 18,296 4 52,512 529 599 71,976
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 56 5,366 12 30 2,652 1 3,149 11,266
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,052 145 665 2,825 794 5,748 14,229
Debella 81,531 3,737 4,016 < 1 224 54 1,975 10,007
Dieri 259,083 1 5,384 2,772 1,123 9,280
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,082 9,239 302 816 21,107 173 55,845 89,562
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 54 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,012
Dulacca Downs 162,442 380 157 10 17 104 667
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 10,423 66 392 1,876 466 6,270 19,493
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 453 405 179 13,140 146 404 14,727
Flinders 435,263 218 38 177 7 6,462 6,902
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 826 352 340 38 23,859 25,416
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 4 21,571 < 1 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 198 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,573
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 291 6,545 152 17,844 41 205,727 230,602
Great Sandy 362,412 84 10,643 3,069 9 39,183 12 1,276 54,276
Gympie Block 859,024 3,939 151 43 1,203 131 22,075 27,543
Herbert 222,189 603 14,587 2 16 7,082 759 10,491 33,540
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 902 2,668 165 3,000 386 19,618 26,739
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 1,911 3,812 460 3 31,394 37,579
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 244 149 45 14,549 199 49,561 64,747
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 3,442 208 4 535 42 3,421 7,652
Innisfail 195,917 2,030 9,272 179 13 12,426 36 3,253 27,209
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 10,541 316 1,988 8,642 1,396 43,682 66,564
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 4 40,650 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,869
Jericho 1,486,926 410 104 2,470 42 11,338 14,364
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 44 483,178 1,230 17 25,865 67 6,768 517,169
Kidston 2,929,528 1,319 264 484 3,461 9 67,711 73,247
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 1,474 682 < 1 465 1,598 4,220
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 480 173 747 64 35,988 37,452
Lake Pure 984,908 4 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,555
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 102 51 7,701 6,908 14,762
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 49 9,080 124 16 35,356 14 18,907 63,546
Macalister 112,730 444 24 361 39 1,644 2,511
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 9,566 197 621 3,082 827 9,019 23,311
Manifold 79,681 13 8,514 7 7,078 858 4,366 20,836
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 9,968 125,428 937 593 583 8,881 37,404 17,753 201,547
McArthur 589,190 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 349 7,905 1,619 64 101,998 275 233,591 345,802
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 3,366 0 136 364 176 1,603 5,645
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 2,241 44 814 229 1,494 4,822
Moreton Basin 784,969 4,868 82 8 548 3,751 505 12,306 22,067
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 5,137 1,816 73 108,551 115,577
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,108 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,266 15,044
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 4,076 71 2 11,806 15,954
Narrandool 16,500 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 64 2,066 74 66,825 1,755 591 71,375
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 145 10 170 33 9,408 9,765
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 112 949 2 11,008 15,841 27,912
North Eastern Plains 660,369 259 516 55 1,166 397 11,396 13,790
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 3,725 399 1,152 1,046 71 27,093 33,485
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 39 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,510
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 153 22 97 3,865 4,137
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 401 900 155 4,810 123 12,757 19,144
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 3,531 38,969 72 13 88 15,377 3,308 9,765 71,123
Scenic Rim 228,692 684 < 1 13 < 1 2,611 3,309
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,320 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,820 145 307 28 3,066 5,365
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 658 35 269 960 112 9,284 11,318
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,320 73 1,213 3,254 607 29,073 37,540
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,944 952 1,707 74 34,516 39,193
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 559 715 75 11,690 32 44,271 57,341
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 654 8 219 4 3,634 4,519
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 195 19,403 1,686 9 11,310 43 8,463 41,109
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 271 200,856 288 127,551 125 50,858 379,950
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 4,556 22,111 261 523 891 32,096 1,354 5,726 67,518
Tara Downs 511,339 1,064 190 759 83 394 2,491
Taroom Downs 652,005 954 430 332 2,111 201 7,248 11,277
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 8 167 175
Thorntonia 779,074 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,425 4,118 < 1 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 768,022 8,611 63,102 2,324 124 1,904 6,299 13,078 35,414 130,856
Tully 138,876 415 20,063 10 10 9,427 112 1,821 31,859
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 350 1,128 184 52,116 475 27,404 81,658
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 232 43 233 270 966 1,745
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 30 70 1 7,546 84 1,103 8,836
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 7,115 10 252 1,650 2,076 4,561 15,663
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 512 1,159 121 30,432 213 6,426 38,863
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 785 70,066 141 59,081 248 12,291 142,613
Wellesley Islands 127,711 45 19,907 1,324 4 21,279
Weribone High 966,510 4,813 339 598 275 7,503 13,528
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,294 361 5,626 1,346 1,305 14,932
West Bulloo 2,852,104 447 100 52 14,098 291 18,735 33,724
West Warrego 4,220,623 184 675 100 14,188 177 27,966 43,289
Whitsunday 91,153 52 3,070 2 15 47 97 3,284
Woodenbong 2,846 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 623 206 158 180 12,072 92 85,141 98,472
Woorabinda 749,785 195 220 3,769 247 6,322 10,753
Wyarra Hills 397,935 211 135 303 37 5,911 6,597

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 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2005/biogeographic-subregion.html

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