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Biogeographic subregion 2009 wetland system extents

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based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2009 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 173,140,542 299,775 1,146,907 3,900 514,464 37,151 2,831,603 79,557 2,435,744 7,349,100
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 401 19,289 109 42,146 424 25,478 87,848
Anakie Inlier 382,284 586 82 104 9 3,282 4,063
Arcadia 715,288 1,947 2,969 602 2,653 258 5,543 13,971
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 805 1,451 22 445 34,769 726 54,499 92,717
Atherton 177,037 1,732 147 4 365 183 813 3,244
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,050 3 125 76 14,679 18,932
Barakula 1,301,712 559 1,009 558 646 61 5,620 8,453
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 165 82 17,483 151 29,498 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,416 319 231 14 11,333 29,313
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 9 1,220 769 4,940 6,938
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 2,374 102 6 < 1 771 915 4,168
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 4,528 1,688 5,508 580 23,449 35,751
Beucazon Hills 95,821 124 67 101 3,648 3,940
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,351 2,897 57 259 292 587 28,072 35,516
Boomer Range 220,541 159 19 10 16 1,515 1,720
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,133 8 297 14 11,081 25,533
Broken River 3,309,590 5,598 874 630 5,929 136 130,715 143,881
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 24,319 30 2,629 50,044
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 6,616 17,709 17 13 1,405 26,814 655 10,657 63,886
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 8,918 32,333 8 2,059 4,060 148 13,780 61,306
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 10,070 204 4 186 2,039 143 6,832 19,477
Byfield 128,140 17 163 2,711 < 1 3,443 6,334
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,300 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,076
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 629 696 165 4,618 401 36,869 43,379
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,156 11 69 382 10 17,015 40,643
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 92 26,488 2 785 816 28,182
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 156 755 208 670 33 6,101 7,923
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,854 1,370 5,086 61 23,736 33,107
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 161 12 70,650 466 53,293 124,583
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 1,678 71 < 1 87 6 5,092 6,934
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 863 90 321 544 26 9,821 11,666
Coastal Plains 288,595 5 62,138 23,029 350 85,522
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 185 14,366 12 4 6,311 28,632 49,510
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 978
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 66 76,962 5 995,498 35 70,352 1,142,918
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 25,745 9 107 1,932 453 7,752 35,998
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 35 18,296 4 52,512 529 599 71,976
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 101 5,370 12 10 2,654 1 3,149 11,299
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,311 145 665 2,801 794 5,748 14,465
Debella 81,531 3,992 4,012 < 1 225 58 1,952 10,239
Dieri 259,083 1 5,384 2,772 1,123 9,280
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,174 9,239 302 816 21,106 173 55,817 89,627
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 55 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,013
Dulacca Downs 162,442 381 157 10 17 104 668
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 10,929 66 392 1,861 466 6,267 19,981
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 470 405 179 13,125 146 404 14,729
Flinders 435,263 238 38 177 7 6,451 6,910
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 1,193 352 340 38 23,858 25,782
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 1,403,937 200 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,575
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 297 6,545 154 17,844 41 205,343 230,225
Great Sandy 362,412 86 10,641 3,069 15 39,162 12 1,273 54,258
Gympie Block 859,024 4,005 151 43 1,199 131 22,025 27,555
Herbert 222,189 607 14,589 2 16 7,088 759 10,492 33,554
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 910 2,668 165 3,000 386 19,617 26,747
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 1,954 3,813 460 3 31,387 37,616
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 265 149 47 14,539 209 49,561 64,769
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 3,717 208 4 535 42 3,421 7,926
Innisfail 195,917 2,061 9,281 178 13 12,420 36 3,247 27,236
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 11,211 316 1,997 8,517 1,401 43,668 67,110
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 4 40,650 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,869
Jericho 1,486,926 497 104 2,467 42 11,319 14,429
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 44 483,178 1,230 17 25,865 67 6,768 517,169
Kidston 2,929,528 1,434 264 484 3,460 9 67,707 73,358
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 1,474 682 < 1 465 1,598 4,220
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 533 173 747 64 35,988 37,505
Lake Pure 984,908 4 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,555
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 107 51 7,652 6,892 14,702
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 78 9,080 124 16 35,350 14 18,907 63,569
Macalister 112,730 444 24 361 39 1,644 2,511
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 9,558 197 621 3,082 827 8,994 23,279
Manifold 79,681 13 8,514 7 7,078 858 4,366 20,836
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 10,224 125,306 954 593 596 8,871 37,529 17,709 201,783
McArthur 589,190 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 382 7,905 1,619 59 101,985 277 233,664 345,893
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 3,386 0 136 364 176 1,603 5,665
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 2,247 44 598 445 1,492 4,826
Moreton Basin 784,969 5,156 83 8 551 3,729 505 12,277 22,308
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 5,388 1,765 73 108,512 115,738
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,230 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,261 15,161
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 4,079 71 2 11,789 15,940
Narrandool 16,500 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 64 2,066 74 66,797 1,755 591 71,347
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 164 10 170 33 9,407 9,784
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 114 949 2 11,008 15,840 27,912
North Eastern Plains 660,369 259 516 55 1,133 397 11,291 13,652
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 4,565 399 1,143 1,035 71 26,937 34,151
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 60 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,531
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 160 22 97 3,865 4,143
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 413 900 155 4,810 123 12,751 19,151
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 3,718 38,971 73 13 94 15,319 3,318 9,689 71,196
Scenic Rim 228,692 692 < 1 13 < 1 2,608 3,314
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,320 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,911 145 304 28 3,056 5,443
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 757 35 270 959 114 9,263 11,400
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,525 72 1,213 3,152 646 29,057 37,665
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,956 952 1,707 74 34,517 39,206
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 576 715 75 11,690 32 44,269 57,358
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 664 8 219 4 3,625 4,520
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 195 19,403 1,686 9 11,310 43 8,457 41,103
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 297 200,856 288 127,551 125 50,858 379,975
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 4,678 22,093 256 522 960 31,843 1,308 5,680 67,341
Tara Downs 511,339 1,076 190 759 83 394 2,503
Taroom Downs 652,005 991 430 332 2,110 201 7,233 11,297
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 8,877 63,089 2,324 124 1,896 6,285 13,072 35,329 130,997
Tully 138,876 417 20,066 10 10 9,414 112 1,846 31,875
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 412 1,128 184 52,116 475 27,404 81,719
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 327 180 233 133 966 1,839
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 30 70 1 7,543 84 1,103 8,833
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 7,354 10 252 1,650 2,076 4,557 15,899
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 577 1,159 121 30,281 213 6,426 38,776
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 1,121 70,067 148 59,079 248 12,291 142,953
Wellesley Islands 127,711 45 19,907 1,324 4 21,279
Weribone High 966,510 4,883 339 598 275 7,490 13,586
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,649 361 5,626 1,346 1,305 15,286
West Bulloo 2,852,104 485 100 52 14,071 291 18,735 33,735
West Warrego 4,220,623 184 675 100 14,149 177 27,958 43,242
Whitsunday 91,153 56 3,067 2 15 47 96 3,284
Woodenbong 2,846 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 633 206 158 180 12,070 92 85,141 98,480
Woorabinda 749,785 229 220 3,769 249 6,261 10,728
Wyarra Hills 397,935 232 135 303 37 5,893 6,600

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.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Biogeographic subregion 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/biogeographic-subregion.html

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