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Bioregion 2019 wetland habitat extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 wetland habitat extent by bioregion metadata
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Bioregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA14 LA15 LA16a LA16b LA17 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 3,687 484,174 587,329 466,847 21,198 38 179 1,239 8,392 156 7,620 998 1,172 83,839 107,212 1,374,942 82,550 156,852 142,228 207,124 3,027 28 267,473 12,966 143,816 10,126 118,890 155,879 16,094 44 3,329 3,272 4,730 4,477,452
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 83,977 37,545 54 5 8,392 164 6,037 157 161 1,826 < 1 2,953 8,118 4 968 10,000 27,367 58,149 9 2,020 4,264 252,171
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 155,509 89,165 4,999 150,013 259 91,880 9,541 22,559 3,824 527,749
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 41,502 13,401 12,562 1,422 5,038 6,947 3,560 84,432
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 442,216 31,767 35,187 1,361,277 50,652 61,286 87,514 2,069,899
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 20,264 34,724 5,794 3,645 5,938 4,741 10 28 4 75,149
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 135 880 0 2,268 804 31,321 23,407 3,327 686 2,862 128 1,226 168 67,210
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 105,074 415,724 786 38 179 116 12 1,007 37,319 1,203 13,914 84,234 1 5,562 60,232 29,184 12,055 60,814 8 19 827,482
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 1,159 16 2,796 11,908 25 520 25,778 5,097 2 47,302
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 22,552 17,332 16,211 397 13,336 32,441 55,136 80,802 64 < 1 < 1 < 1 238,272
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 17 275 4 296
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 1,118 1,601 13 570 27 65 14 3,409
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 3,687 52,820 26,708 2,609 998 26,028 11,280 13,457 45,491 4,797 11,488 199,364
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 45,293 4,787 156 7,192 2,603 109 14,560 5,871 498 44 3,329 275 84,716

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

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
LA17 Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated 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) Bioregion 2019 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat/bioregion.html

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