As 2013 draws to a close its time to reflect on Brisbane and what 2013 meant for Queensland’s capital. We’ve complied some interesting facts and figures about the River City.

Brisbane took a bit of a blow this year when it did not make the top ten in the Most Livable Cities list earlier in the year. But it turns out our city is pretty great, as the New Year approaches we have decided to highlight the positive and eliminate the negative.

If you have lived in Brisbane all your life but do you know the basic facts, numbers and statistics when it comes to our fine city read on and be educated.

Let’s start with the basics;

Brisbane Population  – 2,126,986 million

Total land mass  – 15,825.9 square kilometres

Average age  – 34.7 years

Universities and Colleges – 167

Sports Stadiums – 62

Interesting Information 

Now let’s move onto the interesting facts, we know our city is sunny but so far in 2013 we have had 261 days of sunshine, that’s a lot of sunny days to hit South Bank fro a BBQ and swim.

Apparently we are having a growth spurt because Brisbane is the fastest growing mature city in the world.

In 2013 Brisbane is one of the top 10 Asia-Pacific Cities of the future and was the host of the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.

Brisbane has the largest local government in Australia.

330,000 Brisbane residents have Bachelor degrees.

Brisbane is also super family friendly as 91 per cent of Brisbane residents believe Brisbane is a good place to raise a family.

Plus we know how to make our businesses feel secure, Brisbane is the most business friendly region in Australia.

One quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.

Mandarin is the second most common language at spoken at home besides English.

Brisbane will host the G20 Summit in 2014. 


What are your opinions on living in Brisbane do you love itor think there is room for improvement? let us know by commenting below.