One of the outer suburbs of Brisbane, Belmont is located 12 kilometres south-east of the CBD. The suburb is bordered by the Gateway Motorway and Old Cleveland Road, two of Brisbane’s main roads, which cross at a large intersection in the suburb.
Belmont is considered as an affluent suburb, with large estates sitting on acres of land. These estates can range from around 3,500 square feet to over 10,000 square feet.
Population: Belmont recorded a population of 4,594 people in the 2011 census. 51.6% of which were females and 48.4% were males. The suburb had a median age of 37 years old.
Lifestyles and People (Top 5):
Older Couples & Families – 24.0%
Established Couples & Families – 22.5%
Maturing Couples & Families – 11.6%
Independent Youth – 10.9%
Older Independence – 8.4%
Income ($/weekly): The suburb’s median individual income is $753 a week. The median household income, on the other hand, is $1861 a week.
Employment Profile: In 2011, of the total employed people of Belmont, 62.5% had a full time employment. The other 27.6% had part time employment. The suburb had a recorded unemployment rate of 4.2%.
Private Vehicle – With a private vehicle, and being so close to everything quick on/off the motorway, going in and around Belmont is a breeze. Residents in Belmont have it easy going just about anywhere. Going to the airport only takes a quick 15 minute drive, and only a 5 minute drive to the Carindale Shopping Centre; Moreton Bay is just 5 minutes away to the east as well.
Bus – Residents who rely on public transport can count on several bus routes with stops all around the suburb. For those who want a more regular and express line, Carindale and Capalaba are only 5 to 10 minutes away.
Train – The Murarrie Station is only a 10 to 15 minute drive to the north for those who want to take the train.
Belmont offers the best education for students with a lot of options for academic institutions. The nearest being Belmont State School, which caters to students from Prep up to Year 6. Similarly, Gumdale State School and Carina State School, both located closeby, also cater to students from Prep to Year 6.
Clubs and Sports
Aside from schools, Belmont is well serviced by a great selection of local shops, medical centres, taverns and sport clubs. The Belmont Shooting Complex has a number of sport shooting clubs and will serve as a venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
There are several parks in the area including the Cassandra Crescent Park, offering a bikeway for cyclists, and the Minnippi Parklands located north of Belmont, which has over 7 kilometres of bike tracks and is bordered by Bulimba Creek.
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