Facts and Figures about Brisbane

Brisbane Infographic

Economy

Brisbane is Australia's New World City, with a $154 billion economy.

On Australia's eastern seaboard, it is the closest capital city to Asia. 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 2.27 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.

The multicultural and linguistically diverse population has nearly one third of residents born overseas and 18% 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 remaining 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