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Local government area 2017 wetland habitat extents

Definition of local government area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 wetland habitat extent by local government area metadata
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Local government area 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 172,958,663 3,690 476,091 583,875 466,826 21,198 38 179 8,392 156 7,619 998 1,172 83,840 107,212 1,374,928 82,545 156,974 142,258 207,189 3,027 28 267,533 13,005 143,794 10,143 118,905 155,886 16,109 44 3,331 3,272 4,732 4,464,990
Aurukun 732,422 14,322 18,878 18,656 262 9,722 1,793 4,222 67,856
Balonne 3,107,355 1,573 43 2,051 195 100 2,338 3,649 479 2,767 42 284 600 10 191 37 14,358
Banana 2,854,895 2,247 206 7 739 2,596 1,688 326 7,809
Barcaldine 5,343,597 6,100 20,554 3,083 72 764 1,902 3 2,313 34 2 103 47 < 1 34,976
Barcoo 6,225,666 83,620 673 6,869 193,326 4,588 3,762 12,003 304,842
Blackall-Tambo 3,058,134 816 146 30 250 46 220 25 69 11 1,613
Boulia 6,094,529 9,152 1,726 38,708 9 126 12,224 3,594 65,538
Brisbane 133,702 260 2,076 741 161 14 529 836 1,609 255 6,481
Bulloo 7,323,473 104,187 15,523 7,388 226,260 30,600 6,546 21,719 59,707 471,930
Bundaberg 643,060 160 3,602 987 13 1,554 1,080 294 3,270 242 2,358 13,560
Burdekin 501,374 19,169 4,717 600 109 536 116 201 13,364 81 38,893
Burke 4,008,564 32,934 124,522 19,332 475 1,844 893 2,328 9,876 7,967 3,627 3,037 206,835
Cairns 169,322 5,538 267 507 16 3,348 383 19 20 1,133 11,232
Carpentaria 6,416,153 51,705 257,629 38 179 12 1,007 10,730 5,559 28,929 2,088 31,747 8,802 4,832 45,258 448,516
Cassowary Coast 468,770 22,716 1,400 4 3,905 1,721 27 8,159 301 127 5 1,065 39,427
Central Highlands 5,979,435 3,543 4,638 743 6,011 1,837 1,664 18,438
Charters Towers 6,832,287 14,178 14,134 4,643 3,354 12,419 9,726 20 491 2 14 19 1,001 12 60,012
Cherbourg 3,176 2 2
Cloncurry 4,799,944 1,869 22 2,605 3,058 54 50 7,659
Cook 10,563,819 71,186 43,103 3,242 86,349 58,773 7,365 12,901 3,218 33 2 286,171
Croydon 2,951,075 5,511 469 9,584 179 2,470 8,615 739 1,090 28,657
Diamantina 9,466,497 257,754 30,841 21,339 810,315 17,887 2 37,311 25,040 1,200,490
Doomadgee 182,048 1,649 11,539 1,456 1,364 33 43 16,084
Douglas 242,258 4,595 249 848 82 < 1 794 6 660 7,234
Etheridge 3,922,447 131 127 130 12,015 4,229 1,514 1,314 1,674 3,433 377 145 25,088
Flinders 4,122,851 789 877 6 373 33 153 6,148 7 2,297 1,831 12,515
Fraser Coast 710,304 572 14,604 5,149 2,071 750 9,962 973 8,631 9,114 364 1,726 53,914
Gladstone 1,046,695 536 25,687 15,169 22 2,701 414 67 54 5,028 451 574 4 50,706
Gold Coast 131,543 736 5,075 1,192 207 27 53 2,043 274 < 1 9,609
Goondiwindi 1,927,344 333 27 1,326 3,319 75 9 116 5,205
Gympie 688,748 < 1 626 691 33 10 1,322 4,360 381 4,114 232 4,407 16,176
Hinchinbrook 279,812 11,239 2,636 1,388 287 83 866 4,861 4 6 11 < 1 21,382
Hope Vale 111,037 869 392 1,598 1,254 4,834 8,947
Ipswich 109,372 452 < 1 364 241 1,057
Isaac 5,866,164 8,604 12,065 486 46 3,327 126 1,066 97 28 3,630 350 2,079 1,916 7,723 1,426 766 43,733
Kowanyama 251,607 6,086 5,980 624 400 522 6,560 20,172
Livingstone 1,170,135 42,359 17,559 72 55 5,132 1,426 878 206 9,572 24,969 108 102,337
Lockhart River 360,008 8,015 1,069 6 421 596 12 10,119
Lockyer Valley 226,878 133 < 1 27 668 829
Logan 95,787 25 103 30 19 1,029 219 5 1,430
Longreach 4,056,045 48 75 289 113 37 561
Mackay 759,328 21,439 7,663 4,224 1,322 1,300 320 36,270
Mapoon 48,778 4,370 1,291 3,101 2,512 2 11,275
Maranoa 5,870,996 25 220 26 1,916 461 869 2 8 1,371 1,777 122 251 7,047
Mareeba 5,336,713 2,675 559 16,038 1,468 1,462 1,549 10 15 13 23,788
McKinlay 4,073,411 858 718 2,795 34,363 1 370 39,106
Moreton Bay 203,799 441 2,831 1,643 34 1,479 557 113 6,473 160 69 13,800
Mornington 120,483 4,007 12,446 887 410 23 17,773
Mount Isa 4,326,824 953 133 219 8,349 448 14 10,118
Murweh 4,069,971 881 374 49 1 23 2,191 10,241 7,294 31 1 262 8 21,356
Napranum 198,237 12,993 2,931 9,516 966 85 24 26,514
Noosa 86,998 176 401 49 206 3,225 2,329 381 3,437 1 895 11,100
North Burnett 1,967,052 13 178 23 283 146 101 745
Northern Peninsula Area 101,970 1,102 475 73 384 10,777 222 43 13,075
Palm Island 6,856 44 2 42 12 < 1 101
Paroo 4,762,843 6,202 1,669 7,571 9,314 13,600 38,861 54,880 132,096
Pormpuraaw 438,212 2,693 14,461 25,774 1,210 22 5,277 49,437
Quilpie 6,745,556 220 12 5,235 62,270 1,493 6,882 1,116 8,063 85,291
Redland 53,839 120 3,546 596 87 225 1,402 778 2,498 1,253 5 27 10,536
Richmond 2,658,517 23 156 660 7,267 4,151 447 12,703
Rockhampton 654,851 5,741 1,051 578 2 10 478 3,178 3,228 10 14,276
Scenic Rim 424,149 125 < 1 75 881 1,081
Somerset 537,367 21 45 224 290
South Burnett 837,859 10 8 36 369 423
Southern Downs 707,747 30 3 2 80 275 389
Sunshine Coast 226,350 664 1,668 521 3 2,918 797 196 7,615 229 1,442 16,053
Tablelands 1,138,091 153 2,252 9,550 396 353 2,305 102 5 290 15,406
Toowoomba 1,297,632 58 76 365 193 158 18 867
Torres 89,793 27,138 2,670 79 538 1,947 261 563 33,195
Torres Strait Island 47,773 13,836 4,092 2 312 104 56 18,402
Townsville 372,785 5,401 3,547 3 311 224 2 374 1,990 2 311 12,165
Weipa 1,015 9 13 22
Western Downs 3,794,333 338 880 1,915 1,311 197 30 4,672
Whitsunday 2,383,133 15,965 4,468 38 474 12 222 107 1,477 2,651 2 1,243 5,830 211 533 33,234
Winton 5,381,026 2,268 8 2,571 41,808 5 303 416 47,380
Woorabinda 39,303 5 54 45 146 7 256
Wujal Wujal 1,173 0
Yarrabah 15,569 147 4 200 102 844 293 349 414 2,352

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of local government areas.

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) Local government area 2017 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2017/lga.html

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