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Local government area 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of local government area

based on a comparison of 2019 metadata and pre-clear metadata wetland mapping

2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by local government area metadata
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Local government area Wetland extent percentage 2019/pre-clear by system Total percentage
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
All 94.8% 99.4% 93.2% * n/a * n/a
Aurukun 99.9% - 99.7% 99.8% 99.8%
Balonne - 53.1% 69.9% * n/a * n/a
Banana - 95.2% 84.4% * n/a * n/a
Barcaldine - 100.0% 96.0% 98.2% 98.3%
Barcoo - 100.0% 99.9% 99.5% 99.9%
Blackall-Tambo - - 94.7% 95.2% 99.0%
Boulia - 100.0% 99.9% * n/a * n/a
Brisbane 53.0% 100.0% 41.3% 37.3% 48.7%
Bulloo - 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Bundaberg 87.8% 100.0% 57.7% 64.1% 67.5%
Burdekin 88.6% 55.0% 50.9% 81.4% 97.0%
Burke 100.0% - 99.5% 99.6% 100.1%
Cairns 82.5% - 43.8% 34.5% 52.7%
Carpentaria 100.0% 88.9% 99.4% 100.0% 100.1%
Cassowary Coast 98.8% 98.2% 45.0% 90.0% 69.3%
Central Highlands - 91.1% 70.8% 83.5% 86.2%
Charters Towers - 100.0% 97.5% 97.3% 98.0%
Cherbourg - - 100.0% 70.1% 71.5%
Cloncurry - - 98.5% 99.4% 100.0%
Cook 99.9% 99.4% 99.6% 99.5% 99.8%
Croydon - - 99.1% 99.9% 100.1%
Diamantina - 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Doomadgee 100.0% - 99.9% 99.0% 99.9%
Douglas 95.1% - 75.0% 54.1% 76.4%
Etheridge - 100.0% 97.2% 96.4% 97.0%
Flinders - 98.5% 96.0% 98.9% 100.4%
Fraser Coast 98.7% 100.0% 71.7% 65.6% 79.9%
Gladstone 95.7% 100.0% 86.4% 79.2% 97.5%
Gold Coast 78.6% - 12.5% 35.5% 39.0%
Goondiwindi - 82.7% 75.2% 88.6% 93.1%
Gympie 100.2% 99.6% 81.3% 57.0% 72.2%
Hinchinbrook 90.3% - 30.9% 56.2% 57.2%
Hope Vale 99.9% 97.7% 99.9% 100.0% 99.7%
Ipswich - - 38.8% 55.2% 48.9%
Isaac 77.0% 97.7% 68.3% 83.0% 88.2%
Kowanyama 100.0% 95.1% 99.6% 99.9% 99.9%
Livingstone 73.0% 99.9% 63.0% 81.9% 91.9%
Lockhart River 100.0% 100.0% 99.6% 100.0% 100.0%
Lockyer Valley - - 32.7% 88.9% 80.7%
Logan 84.9% - 61.4% 49.0% 58.7%
Longreach - 100.0% 100.0% 98.9% 100.2%
Mackay 96.3% 100.0% 18.4% 74.5% 62.9%
Mapoon 100.0% - 99.8% 99.9% 99.9%
Maranoa - 90.6% 82.1% * n/a * n/a
Mareeba - 99.8% 97.6% 99.0% 101.6%
McKinlay - - 99.6% 99.7% 100.0%
Moreton Bay 85.8% 100.0% 49.7% 61.7% 61.6%
Mornington 99.9% - 100.0% 100.0% 99.9%
Mount Isa - - 100.0% 99.0% 99.9%
Murweh - 70.2% 92.2% 88.1% 91.4%
Napranum 100.0% - 99.7% 99.9% 99.9%
Noosa 89.0% 100.0% 86.9% * n/a * n/a
North Burnett - - 50.3% 65.8% 66.4%
Northern Peninsula Area 100.0% 99.5% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Palm Island 100.4% - 77.2% 96.5% 93.8%
Paroo - 99.9% 97.5% 98.8% 99.4%
Pormpuraaw 96.5% - 99.7% 99.6% 98.6%
Quilpie - 100.0% 99.8% 99.7% 100.0%
Redland 95.8% 98.9% 84.7% 62.4% 90.0%
Richmond - - 98.2% 99.6% 100.1%
Rockhampton 87.2% 98.7% 70.0% 81.7% 97.0%
Scenic Rim - - 53.3% 55.8% 57.4%
Somerset - - 16.2% 54.3% 52.9%
South Burnett - - 82.6% 54.5% 56.1%
Southern Downs - 100.0% 87.1% 42.0% 43.0%
Sunshine Coast 85.4% 98.6% 36.7% 42.9% 44.5%
Tablelands - 100.0% 89.5% 97.0% 97.2%
Toowoomba - 14.6% 81.4% 57.9% 60.6%
Torres 99.9% 99.6% 99.9% 98.2% 99.9%
Torres Strait Island 99.9% 100.0% 96.7% 100.0% 99.8%
Townsville 91.8% - 58.1% 74.9% 88.3%
Weipa 152.1% - 100.3% - 116.6%
Western Downs - 100.0% 77.0% * n/a * n/a
Whitsunday 86.6% 98.5% 49.3% 95.5% 92.1%
Winton - 99.9% 100.0% 98.7% 99.4%
Woorabinda - 99.1% 98.2% 94.3% 96.7%
Wujal Wujal - - - 94.8% 94.8%
Yarrabah 102.0% - 98.1% 95.8% 98.3%

* Pre-clear riverine percentages are not available in these areas

Disclaimer

All figures exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.

The total percentage figure includes slightly modified wetlands.

Figures do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Figures may change over time as mapping approaches improve.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Local government area 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/lga.html

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