The Moreton Bay Regional Council area (map) spanning 2,037 square kilometres offers diverse lifestyle opportunities. These opportunities are provided by the bayside communities of Redcliffe and Bribie Island in the east, the suburban neighbourhoods extending from between 10 kilometres to 57 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD alongside major north-south road and rail corridors and the rural townships and rural areas in the west.
The estimated resident population in the Moreton Bay area in 2016 was 438,000 persons, the third largest local government population in Queensland and Australia (following Brisbane and the Gold Coast). The region is also one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland. Between 30 June 2006 and 30 June 2016, the average annual growth rate was 2.8 per cent, compared with 1.9 per cent in Queensland as a whole. Moreton Bay Region is expected to increase by 240,000 residents by 2041 to a total resident population of approximately 690,000, this represents more than a 50% increase over the next 25 years. By comparison it is projected that by 2031 Moreton Bay Region will have a larger population that the State of Tasmania.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is actively planning to maintain the unique character and attractiveness of the many places that make up the Moreton Bay region. This website contains demographic insights for the Moreton Bay region. For further information, contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on ph: 07 3205 0555.