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The Top 20 South East QLD Pop Suburbs

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How are the South East Queensland suburbs doing in terms of population growth? Here is data from Matusik showing the top 20 southeast Queensland suburbs, their annual projected population increase, the relevant region and its projected growth over the next decade.

South East 
Annual projected population increase Relevant 
% relevant region’s
projected growth
1. Ripley 4,030 Ipswich 31%
2. Jimboomba 2,920 Logan 37%
3. Caloundra-West 2,110 Sunshine Coast 22%
4. Pimpama 2,020 Gold Coast 14%
5. Coomera 1,830 Gold Coast 12%
6. Greenbank 1,650 Logan 21%
7. Bellbird Park-Brookwater 1,610 Ipswich 12%
8. Rosewood 1,600 Ipswich 12%
9. Springfield Lakes 1,540 Ipswich 12%
10. North Lakes-Mango Hill 1,510 Moreton Bay 16%
11. Landsborough 1,150 Sunshine Coast 12%
12. South Brisbane 1,120 Inner Brisbane 18%
13. Newstead-Bowen Hills 980 Inner Brisbane 16%
14. Southport 960 Gold Coast 6%
15. Surfers Paradise 960 Gold Coast 6%
16. Upper Coomera-Willow Vale 890 Gold Coast 6%
17. Murrumba Downs-Griffin 820 Moreton Bay 9%
18. Redbank Plains 730 Ipswich 3%
19. Cashmere 710 Moreton Bay 7%
20. Fortitude Valley 610 Inner Brisbane 10%
Top 20 suburbs 29,750 SE QLD 40%

Out of 323 suburbs across South East Queensland, these top 20 suburbs account for 40% of the anticipated population over the next 10 years. If you would like more info about the other 300+ suburbs, visit their website.

June quarter 2018 QLD performance

According to the CommSec’s quarterly report, the January 2019 State & territory economic performance report, Queensland’s key area of strength in terms of economic growth is new dwellings starts (currently third-ranked) up 20% on decade averages. In addition, the state also had the third fastest absolute annual population growth (up 1.77%). Furthermore, housing finance last June quarter slightly increased by 0.3%.


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