Brisbane's key economic facts

Brisbane City Council regularly collects information on Brisbane’s economic performance including key statistics and research.

Brisbane's economic profile

Council is creating jobs while planning for the future and ensuring the city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations. To monitor this progress, Council regularly collects information on Brisbane’s economic profile including key statistics and research. 

Brisbane at a glance

Download Brisbane’s Economic Development Profile

Brisbane’s Economic Development profile includes valuable information about Brisbane’s:

  • resident population
  • resident labour force
  • jobs and projected jobs growth
  • building approvals
  • businesses
  • tourism

To find out more about Brisbane’s Economic Development Profile, download:

Brisbane’s Community Profiles

Brisbane Community Profiles makes it easy to find and analyse data. As a business, you can understand your market. As a resident, you can research different locations in Greater Brisbane and Brisbane City Council areas.

Using the latest demographic, social and economic data, you can generate profiles about:

  • the people who live in an area (resident profile)
  • workers and businesses operating in an area (workforce profile)
  • how an area has changed over time (time series profile).

You can  generate your Brisbane Community Profile online. 


Brisbane City Council uses a range of sources to compile this information. Wherever possible, external data sources including Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Queensland Treasury have been used.

Statement of data quality: while every care has been taken to ensure the content is accurate, there may be errors or omissions in it and no legal responsibility is accepted for the information.

More information

For more information email Council's Economic Development branch.

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