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Biogeographic subregion 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of biogeographic subregion

based on a comparison of 2019 metadata and pre-clear metadata wetland mapping

2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by biogeographic subregion metadata
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Biogeographic subregion Wetland extent percentage 2019/pre-clear by system Total percentage
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
All 94.8% 99.4% 93.2% 93.8% 95.8%
Alice Tableland - 100.0% 96.9% 96.8% 98.1%
Anakie Inlier - - 91.0% 79.4% 81.9%
Arcadia - 92.1% 86.6% 135.5% 115.8%
Armraynald Plains 100.0% 99.7% 98.8% 99.4% 100.4%
Atherton - 100.0% 36.5% 89.6% 73.6%
Banana - Auburn Ranges - - 44.4% 56.0% 56.2%
Barakula - 92.0% 58.8% 99.8% 101.2%
Barkly Tableland - - 99.8% 99.9% 100.4%
Basalt Downs - - 80.1% 75.8% 78.1%
Battle Camp Sandstones 100.0% - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 104.5% 100.0% 98.2% 95.0% 96.9%
Belyando Downs - - 96.6% 83.0% 92.0%
Beucazon Hills - - 88.2% 93.5% 95.1%
Bogie River Hills 78.4% - 16.0% 94.4% 91.2%
Boomer Range - - 100.0% 74.9% 76.7%
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics - - 61.4% 58.2% 58.4%
Broken River - 100.0% 96.7% 97.5% 98.1%
Buckland Basalts - - 100.0% 98.5% 98.8%
Bulloo - 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0%
Bulloo Dunefields - 99.7% 99.8% 99.8% 99.9%
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 94.9% 100.0% 59.1% 53.3% 68.2%
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 93.1% - 84.0% 70.5% 88.9%
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 72.1% - 45.1% 51.6% 52.2%
Byfield 102.2% - 75.9% 63.7% 69.2%
Callide Creek Downs - 100.0% 96.3% 412.8% 228.2%
Cape - Campaspe Plains - 99.9% 88.3% 97.3% 97.6%
Cape River Hills - 100.0% 68.3% 85.9% 85.8%
Cape York - Torres Strait 99.9% 100.0% 97.8% 98.9% 99.8%
Carnarvon Ranges - 99.8% 86.5% 139.0% 131.2%
Central Downs - - 99.0% 96.1% 101.4%
Claraville Plains - - 99.3% 99.9% 99.9%
Clarke - Connors Ranges 99.4% - 16.9% 76.2% 72.3%
Claude River Downs - 100.0% 91.2% 103.1% 105.8%
Coastal Plains 99.0% - 99.7% 99.3% 99.2%
Coen - Yambo Inlier 100.0% 100.0% 100.9% 99.7% 99.9%
Coongie - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Cooper - Diamantina Plains - 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0%
Culgoa - Bokhara - 0.7% 93.0% 138.8% 114.5%
Cuttaburra - Paroo - 100.0% 98.9% 99.8% 99.9%
Daintree - Bloomfield 96.4% - 75.7% 62.1% 79.1%
Dawson River Downs - 100.0% 89.2% 83.5% 100.0%
Debella 96.9% - 39.9% 173.5% 107.6%
Dieri - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Donors Plateau 99.9% 48.1% 99.6% 99.5% 100.3%
Doomadgee Plains 100.1% - 99.8% 99.9% 99.9%
Dulacca Downs - - 98.0% 1297.2% 1584.6%
Eastern Darling Downs - 99.4% 91.0% 49.5% 61.2%
Eastern Mulga Plains - 100.0% 95.4% 83.4% 97.4%
Flinders - - 100.0% 99.3% 100.0%
Georgetown - Croydon - - 91.9% 99.7% 101.1%
Georgina - Eyre Plains - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Georgina Limestone - 99.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.2%
Gilberton Plateau - 96.8% 95.0% 100.0% 99.9%
Goneaway Tablelands - 99.8% 99.8% 99.4% 99.5%
Great Sandy 99.9% 100.0% 90.7% 117.4% 93.4%
Gympie Block 94.0% - 66.2% 68.9% 69.4%
Herbert 90.5% - 31.6% 59.8% 58.8%
Herberton - Wairuna - 100.0% 86.2% 98.0% 98.8%
Hodgkinson Basin - - 56.6% 96.8% 107.5%
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau - 99.8% 98.3% 99.9% 99.9%
Inglewood Sandstones - 63.6% 80.0% 89.8% 87.6%
Innisfail 86.2% - 49.0% 43.9% 57.8%
Isaac - Comet Downs - 99.9% 59.1% 79.5% 80.5%
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 100.0% 99.4% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Jericho - - 93.8% 94.7% 95.6%
Karumba Plains 100.0% 98.9% 99.6% 99.9% 100.0%
Kidston - 100.0% 99.0% 99.4% 100.1%
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 100.2% - 98.4% 99.5% 99.5%
Kynuna Plateau - - 99.8% 99.9% 100.6%
Lake Pure - 99.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Langlo Plains - - 97.2% 87.2% 92.5%
Laura Lowlands 100.0% 99.9% 99.6% 99.9% 99.8%
Macalister 98.7% - 75.5% 87.9% 87.2%
Macintyre - Weir Fan - 82.7% 75.5% 130.4% 122.5%
Manifold 90.4% - 99.4% 82.0% 95.2%
Marlborough Plains 77.5% 100.0% 50.7% 89.6% 96.1%
McArthur - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 100.0% 99.0% 99.3% 98.4% 98.8%
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve - 0.0% 63.0% 69.8% 79.4%
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout - - 62.7% 678.5% 219.3%
Moreton Basin 98.8% - 41.0% 65.6% 61.5%
Mount Isa Inlier - - 99.9% 98.6% 100.2%
Mount Morgan Ranges 6036.4% 94.8% 78.4% 87.5% 116.9%
Nandewar Northern Complex - - 100.0% 45.4% 45.6%
Narrandool - 0.0% - 100.0% 7.3%
Nebine Plains - 99.2% 95.5% 97.8% 98.1%
Nebo - Connors Ranges - - 100.0% 94.4% 94.9%
Noccundra Slopes - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
North Eastern Plains - 58.0% 72.8% 78.3% 79.4%
Northern Bowen Basin - 96.9% 48.3% 90.4% 91.5%
Northern Holroyd Plain 100.0% 100.0% 99.6% 99.7% 99.6%
Northern Uplands - - 98.0% 100.0% 100.5%
Paluma - Seaview - - 100.0% 99.5% 99.6%
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials - 100.0% 97.0% 98.1% 99.4%
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 95.7% 100.0% 30.3% 70.9% 64.4%
Scenic Rim - - 74.0% 65.4% 65.4%
Simpson Desert - 100.0% 100.0% 99.3% 100.0%
South Burnett - - 70.5% 81.9% 84.9%
South Drummond Basin - 31.0% 83.9% 82.8% 85.5%
Southern Downs - 96.4% 83.3% 128.6% 129.2%
Southern Great Barrier Reef - - 100.0% - 100.0%
Southern Wooded Downs - - 100.0% 95.5% 98.4%
Southwestern Downs - 99.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.2%
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts - - 100.0% 99.9% 100.1%
Stanthorpe Plateau - - 82.5% 48.9% 50.2%
Starke Coastal Lowlands 99.6% 97.8% 99.8% 98.7% 99.5%
Strzelecki Desert - 99.8% 98.4% 100.0% 99.9%
Sturt Stony Desert - 99.9% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 79.1% 99.4% 39.8% 46.7% 53.0%
Tara Downs - - 63.2% 87.3% 86.3%
Taroom Downs - 95.5% 81.3% 244.2% 171.2%
Tenterfield Plateau - - - 92.5% 92.5%
Thorntonia - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Toko Plains - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Townsville Plains 87.1% 57.5% 48.6% 81.6% 95.1%
Tully 99.9% 98.2% 42.4% 84.9% 70.8%
Undara - Toomba Basalts - 99.9% 98.1% 99.7% 99.5%
Upper Belyando Floodout - - 84.8% 89.1% 111.4%
Urisino Sandplains - 99.7% 98.6% 99.9% 99.8%
Warrambool - Moonie - 100.8% 51.1% 104.3% 112.7%
Warrego Plains - 99.4% 98.1% 98.7% 99.1%
Weipa Plateau 100.0% - 99.3% 99.9% 100.0%
Wellesley Islands 99.8% - 100.0% 100.0% 99.8%
Weribone High - - 89.6% 83.0% 89.9%
West Balonne Plains - - 73.2% 241.1% 105.4%
West Bulloo - 99.7% 98.2% 100.0% 100.2%
West Warrego - 100.0% 98.1% 98.4% 99.0%
Whitsunday 99.0% 100.0% 75.7% 58.4% 97.0%
Woodenbong - - - - -
Woondoola Plains 100.0% 100.0% 99.0% 99.6% 99.9%
Woorabinda - - 84.0% 75.4% 82.1%
Wyarra Hills - - 68.1% 97.5% 98.2%

Disclaimer

All figures exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.

The total percentage figure includes slightly modified wetlands.

Figures 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.

Figures may change over time as mapping approaches improve.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Biogeographic subregion 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/biogeographic-subregion.html

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