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IBRA subregion 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA subregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2017 wetland system extent by IBRA subregion metadata
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IBRA 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 172,991,370 312,122 1,129,074 4,180 514,431 37,554 2,829,468 80,641 2,429,408 7,336,877
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 423 19,289 109 42,153 424 25,416 87,815
Anakie Inlier 382,284 665 82 104 9 3,246 4,107
Arcadia 715,288 2,006 2,969 603 2,653 258 5,543 14,031
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 827 1,451 22 445 34,766 726 54,499 92,736
Atherton 177,037 1,740 147 5 365 183 813 3,253
Banana-Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,113 3 125 76 14,610 18,926
Barakula 1,301,712 693 1,009 558 637 81 5,541 8,519
Barkly Tableland 2,180,778 166 82 17,483 151 29,497 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,501 319 223 14 11,270 29,327
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,409 9 1,211 769 4,940 6,929
Bellenden Ker-Lamb 271,062 2,396 101 6 < 1 771 914 4,188
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 4,926 1,688 5,506 580 23,224 35,924
Beucazon Hills 95,821 128 67 98 3,614 3,907
Bogie River Hills 1,054,392 3,573 2,783 57 259 292 588 27,974 35,526
Boomer Range 220,541 164 19 10 16 1,515 1,724
Brisbane-Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,217 8 291 14 11,059 25,589
Broken River 3,309,590 5,662 874 631 5,930 136 130,647 143,881
Buckland Basalts 281,306 2 2 116 1,048 1,167
Bulloo 619,009 10 18,727 110,360 3 5,496 134,595
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,224 55 22,958 54 24,319 30 2,629 50,043
Burnett-Curtis Coastal Lowlands 700,181 6,778 16,900 17 13 1,412 26,682 655 10,637 63,095
Burnett-Curtis Hills and Ranges 962,583 9,140 16,783 31 2,190 3,292 148 13,567 45,152
Burringbar-Conondale Ranges 535,416 10,115 218 4 189 2,018 139 6,837 19,519
Byfield 127,697 17 204 2,710 < 1 3,443 6,374
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,329 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,104
Cape-Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 651 696 169 4,615 401 36,862 43,395
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,180 11 70 382 10 16,986 40,637
Cape York-Torres Strait 94,367 92 26,357 2 784 815 28,050
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 229 755 208 670 33 6,100 7,994
Castlereagh-Barwon 292,740 9,827 197 620 3,031 814 9,283 23,772
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,905 1,370 5,086 61 23,696 33,117
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 194 12 70,640 466 53,270 124,582
Clarke-Connors Ranges 631,985 1,683 71 < 1 86 6 5,074 6,919
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 917 90 321 544 26 9,788 11,686
Coastal Plains 284,780 5 61,669 22,994 350 85,018
Coen-Yambo Inlier 2,312,126 230 14,271 12 4 6,302 28,601 49,420
Coongie 5,444 41 53 884 978
Cooper-Diamantina Plains 3,437,745 70 76,959 7 995,493 35 70,351 1,142,914
Coral Sea 17,167 0
Culgoa-Bokhara 420,365 25,821 9 107 1,932 453 7,678 36,000
Cuttaburra-Paroo 644,091 35 18,297 4 52,514 529 599 71,978
Daintree-Bloomfield 357,932 103 5,311 12 10 2,652 1 3,150 11,240
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,870 145 665 2,698 794 5,741 14,913
Debella 80,964 4,131 3,919 < 1 218 58 1,914 10,241
Diamantina-Eyre 1,212,761 4 21,572 < 1 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Dieri 259,127 1 5,384 2,772 1,124 9,281
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,469 9,239 302 817 21,104 173 55,757 89,861
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,677 55 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,013
Dulacca Downs 162,442 398 157 10 17 104 685
Eastern Darling Downs 1,697,945 11,424 66 394 1,777 469 6,241 20,370
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 499 405 179 13,070 146 404 14,703
Georgetown-Croydon 1,041,407 1,245 347 340 38 23,858 25,829
Georgina Limestone 1,437,909 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 206 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,581
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 308 6,545 154 17,844 41 205,260 230,153
Great Sandy 356,502 90 9,803 3,069 15 39,108 12 1,272 53,369
Gympie Block 859,020 4,057 151 43 1,198 131 21,950 27,531
Herbert 220,920 611 14,474 2 16 7,068 759 10,495 33,425
Herberton-Wairuna 661,771 916 2,668 170 3,000 386 19,611 26,750
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 2,060 3,814 385 3 31,354 37,617
Holroyd Plain-Red Plateau 2,208,468 268 149 47 14,524 210 49,555 64,752
Inglewood Sandstones 1,219,008 4,066 208 4 535 42 3,500 8,355
Innisfail 195,200 2,053 9,185 177 13 12,420 36 3,258 27,142
Isaac-Comet Downs 2,693,397 13,605 316 2,021 8,269 1,400 43,407 69,018
Jardine-Pascoe Sandstones 1,444,223 6 40,359 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,579
Jericho 1,486,926 518 104 2,466 42 11,318 14,448
Karumba Plains 1,057,366 45 477,652 1,230 17 25,854 67 6,768 511,634
Kidston 2,929,528 1,494 264 486 3,457 9 67,704 73,415
Kirrama-Hinchinbrook 257,594 1,474 < 1 < 1 205 1,568 3,247
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 625 177 747 64 35,988 37,602
Lake Pure 984,217 12 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,563
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 110 51 7,649 6,770 14,579
Laura Lowlands 1,791,228 108 9,070 124 16 35,349 14 18,907 63,588
Macalister 112,652 443 23 361 39 1,644 2,509
Manifold 67,885 13 8,335 7 6,821 858 4,364 20,398
Marlborough Plains 1,250,611 10,607 137,250 954 593 609 9,696 37,554 17,853 215,117
McArthur 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell-Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 463 7,905 1,620 70 101,790 307 229,976 342,132
Moonie-Barwon Interfluve 689,476 3,444 0 136 354 176 1,604 5,715
Moonie-Commoron Floodout 750,661 2,299 44 598 445 1,490 4,876
Moreton Basin 784,969 6,458 82 8 557 3,709 502 12,160 23,476
Mount Isa 4,641,852 5,899 1,763 73 108,384 116,119
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,392 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,260 15,322
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,160 4,088 71 2 11,644 15,805
Narrandool 16,503 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,864 64 2,066 74 66,697 1,755 591 71,247
Nebo-Connors Ranges 449,269 176 10 170 33 9,403 9,791
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 114 949 2 11,008 15,838 27,911
North Eastern Plains 660,369 266 516 55 1,126 397 11,054 13,414
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 5,874 399 1,143 1,025 71 26,784 35,297
Northern Downs 435,263 244 38 177 7 6,451 6,916
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 101 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,572
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 162 22 97 3,865 4,145
Paluma-Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie-Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,384 415 900 156 4,802 123 12,747 19,142
Proserpine-Sarina Lowlands 466,498 3,856 37,855 59 13 97 15,217 3,317 9,639 70,052
Scenic Rim 229,099 697 < 1 13 < 1 2,618 3,329
Simpson Desert 1,962,618 32,321 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,946 145 302 28 3,055 5,475
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 839 35 271 959 114 9,160 11,379
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,975 72 1,214 3,110 650 28,993 38,014
Southern Great Barrier Reef 220 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,985 952 1,707 74 34,455 39,173
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 630 715 75 11,690 32 44,257 57,398
Southwestern Plateaus and Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,535 677 8 218 4 3,620 4,526
Starke Coastal Lowlands 512,498 228 19,195 1,686 9 11,305 43 8,456 40,923
Strzelecki Desert 400,187 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,771,058 299 200,841 288 127,553 125 50,855 379,961
Sunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands 348,090 3,899 21,046 536 521 1,103 31,618 1,963 5,657 66,342
Tara Downs 511,339 1,116 190 759 83 394 2,543
Taroom Downs 652,005 1,100 430 332 2,111 201 7,184 11,358
Tenterfield Plateau 7,597 9 167 177
Thorntonia 779,008 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,090 4,118 < 1 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 763,495 9,039 61,801 2,317 124 1,930 6,236 13,433 35,410 130,289
Tully 162,958 418 20,518 10 10 9,618 118 1,863 32,555
Undara-Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 421 1,128 184 52,133 475 27,463 81,804
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 354 180 233 133 955 1,855
Urisino Sandplains 860,305 30 70 1 7,533 84 1,103 8,823
Warrambool-Moonie 573,578 7,851 10 252 1,627 2,076 4,552 16,369
Warrego Plains 2,168,635 602 1,159 121 30,267 213 6,410 38,771
Weipa Plateau 2,848,753 1,328 69,430 151 59,013 248 12,291 142,461
Wellesley Islands 124,893 45 19,231 1,324 4 20,603
Weribone High 966,510 4,957 339 598 275 7,460 13,629
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,671 361 5,618 1,346 1,295 15,291
West Bulloo 2,852,104 487 100 52 14,071 291 18,735 33,737
West Warrego 4,220,686 198 675 100 14,134 177 27,934 43,217
Whitsunday 89,179 58 2,823 2 4 42 96 3,026
Woodenbong 2,879 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 648 206 158 180 12,069 93 85,077 98,432
Woorabinda 749,785 252 220 3,769 249 6,257 10,747
Wyarra Hills 397,935 238 135 303 37 5,881 6,594

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of IBRA 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) IBRA subregion 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/ibra-subregion.html

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