Greater Brisbane has a population of 2,360,241.
The North Lakes – Mango Hill area had the largest growth within Greater Brisbane with a 7.8% growth between 2015-16*.
During a speech in February 2018 the Palaszczuk Government pledges to invest $697 million to refurbish hospitals in Logan, Caboolture and Ipswich. They also intend on adding an extra 3,500 nurses and midwives across the state**.
The Healthcare and Social Assistance industry is the main employing industry in Queensland*.
Regional and rural health services are provided across Queensland. There are 4 rural health regions covering hospitals and health services.
• Cairns and Hinterland
• Cape York
• South West
• Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula***
Of the areas outside of Greater Brisbane, those with the largest and fastest growth were Pimpama (35%) and Coomera (11%) between 2015-16*.