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Biogeographic subregion 2017 wetland habitat extents

Definition of biogeographic subregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2017 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 3,690 484,183 587,338 466,847 21,198 38 179 8,392 156 7,620 998 1,172 83,840 107,212 1,374,942 82,551 156,974 142,250 207,180 3,027 28 267,561 13,001 143,799 10,143 118,904 155,894 16,109 44 3,331 3,272 4,732 4,476,606
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 19,220 32,458 5,009 957 2,353 1,761 28 61,785
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 9 157 15 229
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 23 681 119 1,533 5,993
Beucazon Hills 95,821 17 80 97
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 1,421 488 11 821 40 2,782
Boomer Range 220,541 < 1 26 26
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14 5 14 267 299
Broken River 3,309,590 1,659 308 2,988 766 < 1 335 6,057
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 706,909 615 12,283 4,803 13 6,889 1,806 427 14,130 328 3,778 45,072
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 493 16,905 14,623 1,672 102 53 1,976 277 107 36,209
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 16 153 42 91 6 1,753 300 4 2,364
Byfield 128,140 104 46 1,024 4 32 1,651 2,861
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 21,864 4,616 2 490 106 186 27,264
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 64,520 1 353 1 < 1 71,064
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 27 43 82 9 0 162
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 6,748 951,032 15,584 3,536 14,380 1,070,339
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 < 1 981 6 692 2 8,032
Dawson River Downs 982,807 145 211 317 2,452 51 375 3,551
Debella 81,531 2,585 1,427 211 49 16 4,288
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 13,925 248 < 1 43 30,709
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 1,719 5,936 5,316 13,375
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 7,539 46 5,779 52,870
Gympie Block 859,024 3 118 29 9 864 430 27 1,478
Herbert 222,189 11,713 2,790 1,665 266 83 912 4,861 4 8 12 22,314
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 10 < 1 10 63 827 17 2,309 102 < 1 39 3,378
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 381 7 388
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 < 1 9,637 222 1,156 3,504 8 19 14,548
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 208 121 359 56 31 10 784
Innisfail 195,917 9,074 332 2,563 885 23 6,010 684 368 22 1,898 21,860
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 326 3,029 2,192 3,204 239 903 9,894
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 2,507
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 96,784 384,990 < 1 12 952 10 52 3 4 790 3,644 818 19,080 507,139
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 6,549 440 622 7,649
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 27 312 27 10 15 8 423
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 333 1,148 2,532 35 9 72 4,129
Manifold 79,681 7,352 1,168 3,277 1,419 700 2,519 20 16,456
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 54,534 27,806 568 55 1,078 3 184 639 8,408 35,681 157 129,114
McArthur 589,190 844 518 65 1,428
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 999 6,825 87 1 38,186 17,390 6,884 36,821 107,193
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 0 22 151 36 302 20 530
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 < 1 8 175 764 20 32 1,000
Moreton Basin 784,969 15 68 1 741 1 1,268 2,172 2 4,268
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 3,208 29,351 35,197 70,187
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 3 226 584 337 < 1 2,040
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 335 2 16 < 1 129 382 465 101 1,430
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 2,445 5,680
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 28,493 10,591 7,956 4,224 2,758 3,540 57,562
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 23 306 329
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 132 1 31 828 72 140 1,204
Southern Downs 4,264,666 100 < 1 < 1 100 1 1,583 1,865 166 30 3,846
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 2,235 15,478 4,711 286 239 6,716 2,667 3,851 17,908 663 1,807 56,560
Tara Downs 511,339 15 473 276 69 1 4 838
Taroom Downs 652,005 465 103 7 227 302 1,623 49 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 27,925 9,251 641 109 74 759 134 541 17,144 812 57,389
Tully 138,876 18,683 1,305 4 1,763 658 4 5,942 292 127 4 584 29,365
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 135 880 0 518 366 28,239 22,500 15 30 < 1 868 53,550
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 286 14 34 33 366
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 27 322 534 51 347 635 5,545 7,460
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 34 999 < 1 72 10 < 1 2,407 14 191 3,729
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 817 7 3,120 3,220 3,085 13,538 7,410 31,196
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 29 866
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 331 38 26 2,694 3,045 525 64 < 1 < 1 6,721
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 2,226 795 4,948 14,760
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 2017 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2017/biogeographic-subregion.html

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