Facts and Figures - Choose Brisbane

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Facts and Figures about Brisbane

Economy

Located on Australia’s eastern seaboard, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It encompasses key employment districts including the Brisbane Central Business District, Australia Trade Coast (Brisbane Airport and Port of Brisbane) and the South West Industrial Gateway.

The city's key sectors include mining and resources, information and communication technology, scientific innovation, creative industries, food and beverage, higher education, tourism infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and distribution and aviation.

Most major Australian companies and many international companies have offices in Brisbane, providing students with access to exciting job opportunities with some of the world's most well-known organisations.

Population

Brisbane is a thriving multicultural hub with a population of approximately 2.56 million, making it the third-largest city in Australia. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia. An inner-city population density less than Sydney and Melbourne keeps accommodation affordable around the city's major education precincts and provides students and residents with plenty of open space to enjoy.

Nearly one third of the residents of this multicultural and linguistically diverse city were born overseas, with approximately one in five speaking a language other than English at home. This means you'll be able to meet and make friends with students not just from Australia, but from all over the world.

Climate

Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. Temperatures remain fairly stable across most seasons, and the sub-tropical climate makes it perfect for a range of outdoor activities.

Month / Season Average Min. Temp Average Max Temp
Dec – Feb (Summer) 20°C 28°C
Mar – May (Autumn) 16°C 24°C
Jun – Aug (Winter) 10°C 21°C
Sep – Nov (Spring) 15°C 25°C