Brisbane, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Brisbane, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Brisbane in 2020 is 2,406,000, a 1.43% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Brisbane in 2019 was 2,372,000, a 1.45% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Brisbane in 2018 was 2,338,000, a 1.83% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Brisbane in 2017 was 2,296,000, a 1.86% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,968,000
Sydney 4,926,000
Brisbane 2,406,000
Perth 2,042,000
Adelaide 1,336,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 699,000
Canberra 457,000
Newcastle-Maitland 450,000
Sunshine Coast 347,000
Central Coast 335,000
Wollongong 305,000
Brisbane - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,406,000 1.43%
2019 2,372,000 1.45%
2018 2,338,000 1.83%
2017 2,296,000 1.86%
2016 2,254,000 1.85%
2015 2,213,000 1.84%
2014 2,173,000 1.88%
2013 2,133,000 1.81%
2012 2,095,000 1.90%
2011 2,056,000 2.34%
2010 2,009,000 2.40%
2009 1,962,000 2.35%
2008 1,917,000 2.40%
2007 1,872,000 2.41%
2006 1,828,000 2.35%
2005 1,786,000 2.41%
2004 1,744,000 2.41%
2003 1,703,000 2.41%
2002 1,663,000 2.40%
2001 1,624,000 0.81%
2000 1,611,000 0.81%
1999 1,598,000 0.76%
1998 1,586,000 0.83%
1997 1,573,000 0.83%
1996 1,560,000 2.03%
1995 1,529,000 2.00%
1994 1,499,000 2.04%
1993 1,469,000 2.01%
1992 1,440,000 1.98%
1991 1,412,000 2.24%
1990 1,381,000 2.22%
1989 1,351,000 2.19%
1988 1,322,000 2.24%
1987 1,293,000 2.21%
1986 1,265,000 1.85%
1985 1,242,000 1.80%
1984 1,220,000 1.84%
1983 1,198,000 1.87%
1982 1,176,000 1.82%
1981 1,155,000 1.76%
1980 1,135,000 1.79%
1979 1,115,000 1.73%
1978 1,096,000 1.76%
1977 1,077,000 1.80%
1976 1,058,000 2.03%
1975 1,037,000 1.97%
1974 1,017,000 2.01%
1973 997,000 2.05%
1972 977,000 1.98%
1971 958,000 5.86%
1970 905,000 5.97%
1969 854,000 5.82%
1968 807,000 5.91%
1967 762,000 5.98%
1966 719,000 2.86%
1965 699,000 3.10%
1964 678,000 2.88%
1963 659,000 2.97%
1962 640,000 2.89%
1961 622,000 3.15%
1960 603,000 3.08%
1959 585,000 3.17%
1958 567,000 3.09%
1957 550,000 3.00%
1956 534,000 3.09%
1955 518,000 3.19%
1954 502,000 3.29%
1953 486,000 3.18%
1952 471,000 3.29%
1951 456,000 3.17%
1950 442,000 0.00%