Alderley

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Alderley is about 7.5 kilometres away from the Central Business District and is named after an affluent suburb in Manchester.  The place was originally a vineyard which the Raymont family built.  Now a bustling suburb rich in renovated Queenslander and modern homes, Alderley has become an established residential area but also boasts of commercial structures. 

Part of the Northern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, Alderley is surrounded by Newmarket in the south, Everton Park and Kedron in the north, Ashgrove and Enoggera in the west and Grange and Stafford in the east.  Looking around this suburb, you are likely to feel nostalgic as traces of its history is highly visible.  Apart from the old Queenslander homes, the Alderley railway station and post office have stayed as its center for more than 100 years.

Demographics

Population: From the 2006 census to the 2011, the population of this suburb rose from being 5,068 to 5,679.  Of the total population, 51.1% were females and 48.9% were males.  Alderley has a median age of 33 years old which is actually 4 years younger than the average Australian.      

Lifestyles and People:

  • Independent Youth – 21.9%
  • Established Couples and Families – 14.0%
  • Maturing & Established Independence – 12.8%
  • Maturing Couples & Families – 12.1%
  • Older Couples & Families – 11.6%

Income ($/weekly): $870 per week is the median individual income in Alderley while the median household income is $1787 per week.

Employment Profile: According to the 2011 census, 62.3% of the people living in Alderley who identify as being in the labour force have full time employment while 28.3% are are employed on a part time basis.      

Transport:

  • Bus and Train – Getting rides by means of a bus or the local train is no problem when you are in the area of Alderley.  There is easy access to public transit and is expected to get even better with the major upgrade of the local train station.  You also have the option of driving around with Enoggera Road as its major arterial.  
  • Cycling – Alderley offers residents and tourists a bicycle path network whereby it is accessible with its connection to over 40 kilometres of bicycle paths.  This path extends up to Redcliffe.   

Schools

Although Alderley has no school within its premises, there are options for schools nearby.  Some residents send their kids to Enoggera State School where it is but a short walk away.  There is also the Everton Park State School with access by means of the bicycle path network.

Clubs and Sports

For the many outdoor lovers, this suburb is just the perfect blend of fitness and fun play.  Alderley is a leafy suburb as it is surrounded by parkland and there is easy access to several sporting clubs and fitness centres.  Grinstead Park playground comes as the more popular of the many parks and well-maintained nature locations in the area.  
It is also expected that more facilities will emerge in the future because of the new Alderley Square complex.