Caboolture & Surrounds


 

Suburbs

  • Caboolture (4510) 45km to CBD
  • Upper Caboolture (4510) 40km to CBD
  • Morayfield (4506) 40km to CBD
  • Bellmere (4510) 43km to CBD

 

History

Before the arrival of Europeans the Caboolture district was inhabited by the Gabbi Gabbi Aboriginal group. The area was not settled until 1842 because there was a 50-mile zone around the Moreton Bay penal colony and free settlement was illegal.

The Caboolture area was first settled by Europeans in 1842. The first settlers were the Archer brothers who settled near Woodford in September, 1841. The spelling 'Caboolture' was first used in 1848. In 1864 crown land was sold to prospective settlers for £1 an acre. At the time only one sale of 31 acres was recorded.

By the mid-1860s the district was settled by timber cutters and pastoralists who, beyond cattle grazing, were growing sugar cane, wheat, maize, corn and cotton with mixed success. The timber cutters had success with red cedar and bunya pines which were sent down the Caboolture River and shipped down the coast to Brisbane.

By 1867 a tiny settlement had grown up to support the surrounding farmers. It was greatly assisted by the discovery of gold at Gympie. Caboolture became one of the many landing points for miners heading from Brisbane to the Gympie goldfields.

By 1868 the town was being used as a stopover by Cobb & Co on their route from Brisbane to Gympie and Maryborough. The Caboolture Divisional Board came into existence in 1879. It became the Caboolture Shire Council in 1902. The nature of the town changed dramatically when in 1888 the railway line from Brisbane was opened. This line was electrified in the 1970s resulting in a huge influx of commuters.

Suburb Profile

Morayfield (4506)

  • Population: 19.3k
  • 27% 5 year population increase
  • 9 years average length of ownership
  • 40% renters
  • 60% owner occupiers

The size of Morayfield is approximately 51 square kilometres. It has 24 parks covering nearly 3% of total area. The population of Morayfield in 2006 was 15,225 people. By 2011 the population was 19,337 showing a population growth of 27.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Morayfield is 0-14 years. Households in Morayfield are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Morayfield work in a other occupation. In 2006, 68.4% of the homes in Morayfield were owner-occupied compared with 58.4% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $350,060.

 

Bellmere (4510)

  • Population: 5.5k
  • 2% 5 year population increase
  • Unknown years average length of ownership
  • 42% renters
  • 58% owner occupiers

The size of Bellmere is approximately 24 square kilometres. It has 2 parks. The population of Bellmere in 2006 was 3,330 people. By 2011 the population was 5,534 showing a population growth of 66.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Bellmere is 0-14 years. Households in Bellmere are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Bellmere work in a other occupation. In 2006, 72.2% of the homes in Bellmere were owner-occupied compared with 56.4% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $345,000.

Caboolture (4510)

  • Population: 26.8k
  • 7% 5 year population increase
  • 9 years average length of ownership
  • 49% renters
  • 51% owner occupiers

The size of Caboolture is approximately 68 square kilometres. It has 21 parks covering nearly 2% of total area. The population of Caboolture in 2006 was 17,201 people. By 2011 the population was 26,787 showing a population growth of 55.7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Caboolture is 0-14 years. Households in Caboolture are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Caboolture work in a other occupation. In 2006, 55% of the homes in Caboolture were owner-occupied compared with 49.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $338,500.

  

Upper Caboolture (4510)

  • Population: 3.8k
  • 3% 5 year population increase
  • Unknown years average length of ownership
  • 29% renters
  • 71% owner occupiers

The size of Upper Caboolture is approximately 16 square kilometres. The population of Upper Caboolture in 2006 was 2,496 people. By 2011 the population was 3,751 showing a population growth of 50.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Upper Caboolture is 0-14 years. Households in Upper Caboolture are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Upper Caboolture work in a other occupation. In 2006, 75.6% of the homes in Upper Caboolture were owner-occupied compared with 69.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $380,000.