Mt Gravatt & Surrounds


Mount Gravatt & Surrounds

 

Suburbs

  • Mt Gravatt (4122) 8.3km to CBD
  • Holland Park (4121) 6.9km to CBD
  • Wishart (4122) 12km to CBD
  • Carina (4152) 6.6km to CBD
  • Carina Heights (4152) 7.4km to CBD
  • Carindale (4152) 9.8km to CBD
  • Mansfield (4122) 10km to CBD

 

History

The Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal clans had lived around the Brisbane river for a considerable time period before European settlers arrived, but the exact length is hard to pin down.

Europeans didn't settle the region until the first convict jail was built in Redclliffe in 1824, but even that was quickly moved to the site of the present-day Brisbane CBD in 1825 after officials realised the natural bend in the river provided a pretty good barrier against escape.

Free settlement didn't begin in the Brisbane region until 1842 because the Government initially wanted the jail kept isolated from the wider community. The usual assortment of entrepreneurs and ex-convicts quickly followed and a town began to grow around the river. By the late 1880's Brisbane was the main centre of commerce and the capital of the colony of Queensland and it was beginning to develop its own distinctive architecture and culture.

The city grew steadily until World War II when it become the main allied headquarters in the South Pacific and an influx of Australian and American servicemen stretched the population to three quarters of a million. Industry flourished and continued to boom post war and Brisbane firmly staked its claim as the third largest city in the country. The Brisbane River has played an important part in the settlement, development and evolution of Brisbane. 

 

Suburb Profile

Mt Gravatt (4122)

  • Population: 3.2k
  • 7% 5 year population increase
  • 11 years average length of ownership
  • 40% renters
  • 60% owner occupiers

The size of Mount Gravatt is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 2 parks covering nearly 34% of total area. The population of Mount Gravatt in 2006 was 3,095 people. By 2011 the population was 3,242 showing a population growth of 4.7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Mount Gravatt is 0-14 years. Households in Mount Gravatt are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Mount Gravatt work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 58% of the homes in Mount Gravatt were owner-occupied compared with 57.8% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $650,500.

Holland Park (4121)

  • Population: 7.8k
  • 7% 5 year population increase
  • 13 years average length of ownership
  • 37% renters
  • 63% owner occupiers

The size of Holland Park is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 11 parks covering nearly 8% of total area. The population of Holland Park in 2006 was 7,484 people. By 2011 the population was 7,836 showing a population growth of 4.7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Holland Park is 0-14 years. Households in Holland Park are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Holland Park work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 62.8% of the homes in Holland Park were owner-occupied compared with 61.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $720,000.

 

 

Wishart (4122)

  • Population: 10.5k
  • 8% 5 year population increase
  • 14 years average length of ownership
  • 23% renters
  • 77% owner occupiers

The size of Wishart is approximately 4 square kilometres. It has 11 parks covering nearly 6% of total area. The population of Wishart in 2006 was 9,364 people. By 2011 the population was 10,469 showing a population growth of 11.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Wishart is 0-14 years. Households in Wishart are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Wishart work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 74.5% of the homes in Wishart were owner-occupied compared with 74.3% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $701,250.

 

Carina (4152)

  • Population: 10.3k
  • 1% 5 year population increase
  • 12 years average length of ownership
  • 38% renters
  • 62% owner occupiers

The size of Carina is approximately 4 square kilometres. It has 7 parks covering nearly 18% of total area. The population of Carina in 2006 was 8,504 people. By 2011 the population was 10,299 showing a population growth of 21.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Carina is 25-34 years. Households in Carina are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Carina work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 62.6% of the homes in Carina were owner-occupied compared with 60.8% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $661,151.

Carina Heights (4152)

  • Population: 6.1k
  • 9% 5 year population increase
  • 11 years average length of ownership
  • 44% renters
  • 56% owner occupiers

The size of Carina Heights is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 7 parks covering nearly 34% of total area. The population of Carina Heights in 2006 was 5,767 people. By 2011 the population was 6,106 showing a population growth of 5.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Carina Heights is 25-34 years. Households in Carina Heights are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Carina Heights work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 57% of the homes in Carina Heights were owner-occupied compared with 54.7% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $680,000.

 

Carindale (4152)

  • Population: 15.6k
  • 3% 5 year population increase
  • 13 years average length of ownership
  • 16% renters
  • 84% owner occupiers

The size of Carindale is approximately 10 square kilometres. It has 18 parks covering nearly 19% of total area. The population of Carindale in 2006 was 15,136 people. By 2011 the population was 15,586 showing a population growth of 3.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Carindale is 0-14 years. Households in Carindale are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Carindale work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 83.4% of the homes in Carindale were owner-occupied compared with 82.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $828,000.

 

Mansfield (4122)

  • Population: 8.5k
  • 3% 5 year population decrease
  • 16 years average length of ownership
  • 25% renters
  • 75% owner occupiers

The size of Mansfield is approximately 5 square kilometres. It has 11 parks covering nearly 15% of total area. The population of Mansfield in 2006 was 9,246 people. By 2011 the population was 8,474 showing a population decline of 8.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Mansfield is 0-14 years. Households in Mansfield are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Mansfield work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 69.5% of the homes in Mansfield were owner-occupied compared with 72.9% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $660,000.