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Study area 2019 wetland habitat extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 wetland habitat extent by study area metadata
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Study area Total area
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
INT01a INT01b INT02 LC08a LC08b PC02a PC02b PC02c PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05
Total 1,359,762 789 17,042 5,845 2,124 760 13,922 2,929 8,917 16,372 529 3,711 < 1 38 72,977
Cairns Urban 62,327 4,459 265 381 < 1 73 3 < 1 38 5,220
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 345 10,428 4,579 2,089 760 10,452 2,262 8,711 8,583 469 3,008 51,686
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 443 2,155 1,001 34 3,089 667 205 7,716 58 702 16,071

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

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC08b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
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
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


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) Study area 2019 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

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