Brisbane Fast Facts – Did You Know?
- Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with an $AU146 billion economy
- Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 enhanced Brisbane’s reputation as a city capable of hosting major events to the highest international standards.
- Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate with 283 days of sunshine per year.
- A population of 2.2 million call Brisbane home, with a median age of 35.
- Mandarin is the second most common language spoken at home after English.
- The largest demographic in Brisbane is aged between 24 and 40.
- More than a quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.
- It is the closest Australian capital city on the eastern seaboard to Asia.
- Brisbane is a global player in business, major events and international education.
- It is also a research and innovation hub in the fields of life sciences, energy and resources, food and agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
- Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes the southern hemisphere’s largest gallery of modern art: GOMA, as well as the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue of the Brisbane 2014 G20 Leaders summit.
- It is regularly singled out as a city to watch with its optimal location, growing depth of talent, innovation and diverse economic growth potential.
For more information on where to eat, drink, shop, play and stay in Brisbane, go to www.visitbrisbane.com.au and www.facebook.com/visitbrisbane