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Biogeographic subregion 2013 wetland habitat extents

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2013 wetland habitat extent by biogeographic subregion metadata
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Biogeographic subregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA14 LA15 LA16a LA16b LC06 LC07 LC08a LC08b LC09 PA10 PA11a PA11b PA11c PA12a PA12b PA12c PA12d PA13 PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05 XX99-P-A XX99-P-C
Total 173,140,542 3,514 484,247 587,377 466,847 21,198 38 179 8,395 156 7,620 998 1,172 83,811 107,233 1,374,946 82,555 157,015 142,268 207,213 3,034 28 267,413 13,003 143,586 10,180 119,386 156,016 16,130 44 3,334 3,272 4,732 4,476,940
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 19,220 32,429 5,026 957 2,355 1,761 28 61,775
Anakie Inlier 382,284 67 46 113
Arcadia 715,288 2,980 17 1,596 931 367 5,890
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 137 1,314 22,809 475 5,485 2,717 3,839 2 39 43 36,860
Atherton 177,037 147 42 249 258 695
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 10 153 29 8 200
Barakula 1,301,712 1,008 27 19 454 76 126 17 1,726
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 660 1,198 183 13,465 2,119 17,626
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 48 9 165 15 237
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 510 710 638 30 101 1,989
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 98 3 6 213 180 258 < 1 119 878
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 3,637 23 681 121 1,533 5,995
Beucazon Hills 95,821 17 80 97
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 1,421 490 11 821 40 2,784
Boomer Range 220,541 < 1 26 26
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14 5 14 272 304
Broken River 3,309,590 1,658 308 2,988 766 < 1 335 6,056
Buckland Basalts 281,306 116 116
Bulloo 619,042 18,731 336 1,347 59,751 15,205 12,825 20,836 129,031
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,211 22,978 53 819 2,686 2,502 6,220 11,853 47,112
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 618 12,292 4,804 13 6,907 1,807 428 14,188 330 3,794 45,180
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 493 16,907 14,627 1,681 102 53 1,978 277 107 36,225
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 16 154 42 91 6 1,768 304 4 2,384
Byfield 128,140 104 46 1,025 4 32 1,651 2,862
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 25 17 103 564 2 47 757
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 167 1,682 41 2,315 782 177 10 4 5,177
Cape River Hills 747,993 11 76 55 10 182 333
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 21,865 4,616 2 490 106 186 27,265
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 750 52 421 59 157 1,440
Central Downs 9,378,817 15 117 307 7 30 4,158 473 5,108
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 5,261 928 64,526 1 353 1 < 1 71,070
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 27 43 83 9 0 163
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 90 8 301 252 651
Coastal Plains 288,595 14,592 47,473 5,084 248 7,974 1,404 8,227 85,003
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 12,328 1,982 9 3,924 2,105 80 84 20,513
Coongie 5,724 41 3 17 9 6 6 82
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 76,807 2,252 6,748 951,036 15,584 3,536 14,380 1,070,343
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 9 914 156 0 941 298 2,318
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 18,143 16,142 4,305 4,143 12,278 669 15,366 71,046
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 5,090 289 843 130 < 1 982 6 692 2 8,033
Dawson River Downs 982,807 145 211 318 2,554 51 375 3,654
Debella 81,531 2,585 1,427 217 49 16 4,294
Dieri 259,083 5,373 435 1,269 462 37 217 351 8,144
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 759 8,441 38 179 55 4,500 666 1,855 13,927 248 < 1 43 30,712
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 70 461 48 < 1 10,733 7,514 3,153 1,297 23,277
Dulacca Downs 162,442 10 2 15 27
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 126 199 738 1,008 248 22 2,341
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 405 1,735 5,938 5,340 13,417
Flinders 435,263 94 21 7 7 129
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 81 129 61 67 4 9 14 13 0 378
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 21,503 7,775 8,404 295,008 239 6,385 635 339,949
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 489 1,063 5,924 1 1,038 1,109 9,625
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 786 87 1,667 716 3,255
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 6,488 71 2,586 7,159 1,043 1,960 4,939 24,247
Great Sandy 362,412 314 7,820 2,505 2,310 760 9,944 6,741 9,114 7,540 46 5,780 52,872
Gympie Block 859,024 3 118 29 9 864 430 27 1,479
Herbert 222,189 11,715 2,790 1,667 266 83 912 4,888 4 8 12 22,344
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 10 < 1 10 63 827 17 2,310 102 < 1 39 3,378
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 456 7 462
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 < 1 9,637 222 1,162 3,512 8 19 14,561
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 208 121 359 56 31 10 784
Innisfail 195,917 9,075 332 2,564 885 23 6,018 684 368 22 1,899 21,869
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 326 3,087 2,192 3,242 239 903 9,989
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 33,843 6,769 3,272 6,372 45,880 793 3,753 100,682
Jericho 1,486,926 362 394 124 1,269 359 2,508
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 96,784 384,993 < 1 12 952 10 52 3 4 790 3,644 818 19,080 507,142
Kidston 2,929,528 29 10 2,480 639 162 5 10 129 3,465
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 615 65 77 211 141 10 1,119
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 78 338 183 82 680
Lake Pure 984,908 12,885 28 1,132 1,887 333 1,120 6,329 23,715
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 5 33 6,552 440 622 7,652
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 3,310 5,707 46 14,860 11,753 4,247 4,348 71 44,342
Macalister 112,730 20 4 27 313 27 10 15 8 424
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 333 1,189 2,556 35 9 72 4,194
Manifold 79,681 7,352 1,168 3,277 1,419 700 2,519 20 16,456
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 54,540 27,820 571 55 1,078 3 184 639 8,532 35,694 157 129,273
McArthur 589,190 844 518 65 1,428
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 999 6,825 87 1 38,186 17,393 6,985 36,876 107,353
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 0 22 151 36 311 20 541
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 < 1 8 175 764 20 32 1,000
Moreton Basin 784,969 15 68 1 745 1 1,268 2,179 2 4,279
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 60 13 73
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 96 144 180 335 267 180 9 1,212
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 17 52 4 73
Narrandool 16,500 0
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 2,035 396 3,210 29,359 35,213 70,214
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 35 33 134 203
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 949 14 242 6,974 151 1,111 2,069 11,510
North Eastern Plains 660,369 516 374 3 226 587 337 < 1 2,043
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 335 2 16 < 1 132 382 465 101 1,433
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 697 842 72,353 4,893 310 8,444 87,538
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 24 63 2 90
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 6 23 < 1 8 37
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 877 222 351 250 1,535 2,450 5,685
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 28,483 10,593 7,968 4,224 2,759 3,540 57,567
Scenic Rim 228,692 < 1 14 14
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,227 3,438 1,138 20 1,936 1,072 39,831
South Burnett 563,866 23 308 331
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 132 1 31 828 72 140 1,204
Southern Downs 4,264,666 100 < 1 < 1 100 1 1,578 1,907 166 30 3,883
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 < 1 640 590 19 304 46 153 2 1,754
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 669 1 143 3,531 2 6,880 1,154 12,381
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 696 52 27 775
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 223 223
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 11,985 7,413 1,670 2,680 5,869 1,198 1,089 31,905
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 39,714 153 2 47 100 2,483 42,498
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 200,452 17,214 12,463 34,960 15,476 24,895 22,313 327,774
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 2,056 15,522 4,702 286 239 6,454 2,668 3,855 17,763 666 1,812 56,022
Tara Downs 511,339 15 473 276 69 1 4 838
Taroom Downs 652,005 465 103 7 227 302 1,623 48 2,777
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 0
Thorntonia 779,074 < 1 14 14
Toko Plains 498,425 4,067 171 203 4 975 247 5,667
Townsville Plains 768,022 27,937 9,272 641 109 74 536 134 514 17,139 812 57,167
Tully 138,876 18,683 1,305 4 1,764 660 4 5,979 292 127 4 586 29,406
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 135 880 0 518 366 28,233 22,488 15 30 < 1 868 53,533
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 286 14 34 33 366
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 27 322 534 51 347 635 5,544 7,460
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 34 1,000 < 1 72 10 < 1 2,413 14 191 3,735
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 817 7 3,123 3,223 3,091 13,542 7,411 31,213
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 56,381 13,652 43,612 11 13,271 1,222 367 128,515
Wellesley Islands 127,711 6,294 13,526 887 410 25 21,142
Weribone High 966,510 5 7 456 347 22 30 866
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 331 38 26 2,701 3,045 525 64 < 1 < 1 6,728
West Bulloo 2,852,104 5 350 5,241 296 2,069 221 164 5,593 13,939
West Warrego 4,220,623 604 139 2,648 3,399 2,228 795 4,948 14,762
Whitsunday 91,153 2,941 125 37 4 4 3,112
Woodenbong 2,846 0
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 30 171 4,604 62 5,506 1,409 402 2 3 2 12,190
Woorabinda 749,785 2,158 149 694 552 443 3,995
Wyarra Hills 397,935 80 12 163 85 340

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

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LA14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
LA15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
LA16a Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain lake
LA16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake
LC06 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
LC07 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC08b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
LC09 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
PA10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
PA11a Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp
PA11b Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp
PA11c Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp
PA12b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp
PA12c Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12d Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp
PA13 Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp
PC02a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC02b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
PC02c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC02d Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
PC04a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC04c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC04d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-A Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal

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 2013 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2013/biogeographic-subregion.html

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