Bald Hills

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Most residents who have lived in Bald Hills can see how easy it is to live in this suburb given that it is but 20 minutes away from the Sunshine Coast.  It is about 20 kilometres north of central Brisbane.  The name of this suburb is taken from the two small hills which is found in the floor of the South Pine River Valley.  

It was in the year 1886 that land sales began in this area which started around Bald Hills railway station.  For starters, Bald Hills has been a mixed farming and settlement for soldiers.  It has retained the rural kind of living and feel around the area until the late 1950s.  As of date, the population of Bald Hills has grown which is a sign that urbanization has come around this area.  

Demographics

Population: The census conducted in 2011 showed that the number of Bald Hills residents is 5,965.  It has a population density of 491 persons per square kilometre. Of its total population, 51.3% were females and 48.7% were males.  Bald Hills’ median age of its population is 35 years old, which is 2 years younger than the Australian median.

Lifestyles and People (Top 5):

  • Older Couples and Families – 21.9%
  • Established Couples and Families – 18.4%
  • Maturing Couples and Families – 15.4%
  • Older Independence – 10.0%
  • Elderly Couples – 7.7%

Income ($/weekly):  An average individual living in Bald Hills has a median income of about $655 on a weekly basis.  The average household on the other hand has a total median income of $1,391 per week.

Employment Profile:  Full time workers living in Bald Hills comprise the 60.5% of its labour force according to the 2011 census.  Those working as part time employees comprise the 28.6%.  The unemployment rate of this particular suburb is about 4.5% at that time.  

Transport:

  • Bus – As this suburb is crossed by the northern end of the Gateway motorway and the Gympie Road, it is quite evident that bus services here is no problem.  Easy access to public bus is assured as even the southern end of the Bruce Highway is located here too.  
  • Train –Regular Queensland Rail City network services can be found here in Bald Hills with the presence of the Bald Hills railway station.  There are services going to Brisbane and Ipswich and even to the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture.

Schools

Bald Hills offer a holistic kind of living whereby quality education is provided for its residents and those living nearby.  The Bald Hills State School offer good education for students who are within the local catchment area.  However, the institution is also open for out-of-catchment applicants who are willing to enroll.  There is also an Anglican co-educational school for those who are in pre-prep up to Year 12 – St. Paul’s School.  

Clubs and Sports

For fun or recreation in Bald Hills, people can visit parks and reserves within and around the area.  There are also social clubs and even skating rinks down in Brighton Park.  For spiritual services, churches are also accessible within the area of this suburb.  

Bald Hills is also popular as the home to Guide Dogs for Queensland’s Blind Association.  This is where breeding and training for them takes place.